Dennis Hathaway has observed and described the world from a variety of perspectives, from journalism and essays on social and political issues to award-winning fiction and poetry.
“The sparkle of a glass, the glitter of a smile, the magic of a touch could suddenly transport him out of this world, with all its stubborn hinderances and dreary conventions, into the Auberge Verte, the green paradise of his dreams.” ― George Santayana
“If this place is to be demolished and fixed up for the rich after we are gone, after we are dead, the children of today and tomorrow will not forgive us!”
― Ethel Shapiro-Bertolini, founding member of the Lincoln Place Tenants Association
A Story of Courage, Sacrifice, and Fighting for What's Right
The Battle of Lincoln Place is a stirring account of the courage and perseverance shown by the tenants of a large, historic apartment complex who stand up to the greed and heartlessness of their corporate landlords, whose quest for profit threatens to destroy their long-time homes. It follows four women who lead the hundreds of working class and elderly tenants in a desperate struggle on the streets, in the halls of government, and in the courts of law and public opinion, along with a fifth woman who fights for recognition of the forgotten Black architect whose innovative ideas about community and social interaction were featured in the apartment complex’s design. It is a story of heartache and joy, of despair and hope, and finally, of the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of indifference and disdain faced by some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
READING AS A POLITICAL ACT
Most of us have probably known somebody like Elaine Castillo. The smartest person in the class, the person who held forth with assertions that didn’t
HOW TO DESTROY AFFORDABLE HOUSING
If you ask any Californian to describe the Ellis Act and the Costa-Hawkins Act, you’re at least as likely to get a blank stare as
FACT vs. FICTION
I recently finished reading Citizen, Simon Schama’s long, densely detailed history of the French Revolution. I came to the book by way of Hilary Mantel’s