FFOYA House's free library got a shout-out in an article about free libraries in Bowling Green.
From the article by Simone C. Payne at bgdailynews.com:
Anyone can build a free library and put it on display in their front yard for access to the community. Toby Fatzinger and Amanda Crawford learned of the free library from traveling and decided to put one up outside the FFOYA House studio.
“It’s another outreach effort to the community; we’re both avid
readers, we have lots of books and we typically like to share those books,” Fatzinger said. “We believe in sustainability and repurposing. So, that kind of fits in to all that.” _
FFOYA house is located on 1035 Kentucky St., across the street from the Warren County Regional Detention Center and Fatzinger said that one of their concerns is issues of mass incarceration.
“We do see people turn out from the jail, in the winter time, sometimes without coats and they’re sitting here waiting for rides or they’re up and down the street and they are able to grab a book and flip through it and hang out for a minute,” Fatzinger said. “They’re incredibly respectful.”
FFOYA House hosted the Rock for Renters' Rights along with the SOKY Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and the Student Coalition for Renters' Rights.
From Emma Austin at the College Heights Herald, wkuherald.com:
Students, community members and local musicians came together on Nov. 14 for an event aiming to raise awareness of renters’ rights.
The event Rock for Renters’ Rights was hosted by the Southern Kentucky Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the Former Friends of Yound Americans or FFOYA House and the WKU Student Coalition for Renters’ Rights.
During the night, local bands played at the FFOYA House, and speakers addressed attendees between performances. There was a table set up with information about KFTC and other resources, including a handbook that gave an overview of what a renter should know before moving in.
“With KFTC, we’re looking to do community activism and make sure people know that there are issues they could get involved with,” said Aeryn Darst, a senior from Bowling Green and member of the WKU Student Coalition for Renters’ Rights.
FFOYA House Mission
To foster a spirit of equality and fairness, bridging gaps between artists, activists and community members. Using art (not celebrity) as an impetus for change.