The This is My Home Book Tour is making its next stop at The Regulator Book Store on 9th Street in Durham on Sept. 12th. The reading is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 pm.
Adam Rust will show pictures from the book and read excerpts of some
interviews with residents of manufactured housing. The readings will include both people living in troubled situations in North Carolina as well as people from other states who have benefited from some of the innovative solutions that are out there.
Chris Estes, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition, has agreed to provide his perspective on the future of manufactured housing policy in the North Carolina General Assembly.
We'll also talk about CRA-NC recent victory in getting funding passed in the NCGA for the clean up of abandoned manufactured housing.
Peter Skillern will moderate the evening. We encourage people to think of the evening as less of a strict reading and more as a time to talk about new ideas in affordable housing.
To those who are not from Durham, the name of the bookstore refers to a pre-Revolutionary War movement in Orange, Granville, and Anson Counties, North Carolina. The Regulators fought the oppressive taxes levied upon farmers in that era. The system of taxation was enforced locally and it invited opportunities for corruption by local officials. They originally intended to use forms of nonviolent resistance, but the leadership had little control over the membership. The Regulators soon developed a reputation for minor conflicts. There was a battle known as the Regulator Uprising. The movement was later a part of the group that formed Shays Rebellion. Their leader was Herman Husband, a Quaker. Six of the Regulators were hung in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in 1771.