When I first met my friend Malik Rahim, the San Francisco Housing Authority was trying to put him in jail for helping public housing residents organize for their right to return during HOPE VI. He was a member of the New Orleans chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. In San Francisco, he volunteered together in the Eviction Defense Network. Malik has always been a teacher and a mentor to me. He gave me a foundation to understand Community Organizing and anti-racism by. In the late 1990s, he returned to New Orleans and co-founded the Common Ground project to help his city recover after Katrina.
He’s always put his well-being on the line for other people’s housing. Unfortunately, the City of New Orleans is trying to sell his family’s home for back taxes.
We can help this movement warrior stay in this home by backing this Go Fund Me campaign. Please give whatever you can. No amount is too small or too large.