Atlanta: Edgewood residents to hold press conference about illegal eviction of elderly woman
Around 8:30 AM on Friday August 5th Sherrye Calhoun woke up to Dekalb County Sheriff’s Deputies knocking on her door. They demanded that she leave her home immediately. Over the course of the morning Sheriff Thomas Brown’s deputies supervised her eviction. They had no disposessory warrant or writ of possession filed with the court. She has lived in the home for 30 years.
Within hours, Ms. Calhoun’s possessions were moved back into her house with the help of Edgewood residents and supporters. She is currently still residing in that house, determined to resist eviction should it again be attempted.
That evening, Edgewood residents formed a group, Eviction Free Edgewood (EFE), determined to resist eviction of Edgewood residents. On Sunday, EFE, with Ms. Calhoun, hosted a barbeque to build community resistance. About 100 people were in attendance throughout the day.
Join us at 11:00AM on Monday August 6th at Sherrye’s home, 39 Aberdeen Street Atlanta, GA 30307 to hear Sherrye tell her story alongside neighbors and community members enraged by this eviction in their community.
What: Press conference about an illegal eviction by Dekalb Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
Who: Sherrye Calhoun and Eviction Free Edgewood
When: 11 AM on Monday, August 6th, 2012
Where: 39 Aberdeen St. Atlanta, GA 30307