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From Black Equity to Eviction of Black Elders: SF Dist Atty Refuses to Prosecute Elder Abuse Case of 100 yr old Black Elder Iris Canada
(Photo by Christopher Cook)
"This is racism, this is ageism, " Iris Merrioums spoke to the small crowd of media, advocates and POOR Magazine family gathered outside the San Francisco District attorney's office on Friday, BlackAugust 12th. POOR Magazine had organized this press conference to demand a meeting with DA George Gascon for Iris's 100 year old grand-auntie, life-long Fillmore resident Iris Canada, who has been fighting for the right to stay in her home of 50 years since last year.