Doyle Canning wrote this op-ed for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Doyle is co-director of the narrative strategy center smartMeme, and is co-author of Re: Imagining Change – How to Use Story-based Strategies to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World. She lives in Boston.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Can the #Occupy Movement Be a Turning Point?
Presley Obasohan is fighting foreclosure on his home by Bank of America. Mr. Obasohan lives in Dorchester, Mass.—the most diverse neighborhood in Boston—where building values have sunk to half or less of mortgage loan debt. Presley is trying to save his home for his daughters. He has petitioned; he has pled. He has waited on hold and stood in line. But on Friday, Presely decided enough was enough and he joined the Right to the City Alliance in a mass action of civil disobedience.