In April 2016, the tenants of 339 Lafayette St moved out. The building, sometimes called “The Peace Pentagon”, was the home of progressive and anti-war activist groups since it was purchased by the War Resisters League in 1968. This video is part of a series Paper Tiger TV is producing
on the passing of the Peace Pentagon.
Metropolitan Council on Housing has been organizing for safe, decent, affordable housing for over 50 years. This video shows Met Council members in action, operating a tenant’s rights hotline, preparing signs for a press conference, and thinking about the ways displacement impacts the city in new yet familiar ways.
Camera and Editor: Paul Mason Fotsch