We Live Here

by Jeffrey Wilson
We Live Here

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We Live Here! is a graphic novel biography of the members of the local activist group Detroit Eviction Defence combatting and beating calls for their eviction. By illustrating the stories of families struggling against evictions, the book gives a voice to those who have remained in Detroit, showing the larger complexities at work in a beleaguered city. These are everyday people fighting back, organizing with others, going into the streets, and winning their homes back. What will Detroit look like in the future? Today cheap property entices real estate speculators from around the world. Artists arrive from all over viewing the city as a creative playground. Billionaires are re-sculpting downtown as a spot for tourism. But beyond the conventional players in urban growth and development, Detroit Eviction Defence (DED) members like others engaged in place-based struggles all over the country are pushing back, saying in effect, 'we live here, we've been here, there is no Detroit without us
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We Live Here! is a graphic novel biography of the members of the local activist group Detroit Eviction Defence combatting and beating calls for their eviction. By illustrating the stories of families struggling against evictions, the book gives a voice to those who have remained in Detroit, showing the larger complexities at work in a beleaguered city. These are everyday people fighting back, organizing with others, going into the streets, and winning their homes back. What will Detroit look like in the future? Today cheap property entices real estate speculators from around the world. Artists arrive from all over viewing the city as a creative playground. Billionaires are re-sculpting downtown as a spot for tourism. But beyond the conventional players in urban growth and development, Detroit Eviction Defence (DED) members like others engaged in place-based struggles all over the country are pushing back, saying in effect, 'we live here, we've been here, there is no Detroit without us