Session #4 – August 2nd, Tenant Organizing: Global Perspectives On Land and Use Movements and NYC Tenant Organizing Models
Facilitators: Ryan Dubois and another facilitator????
• Panel Discussion featuring Rob Robinson
o Focus on the various land/use movements across the globe and their own unique struggles (Take Back the Land?, Brazil – Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), Zapatistas, MST, Pancho Villas, and other suggestions?)
o How do we as NYC Tenant/Housing Organizers build and make connections to global struggles and movements?
• #1: Si Se Puede: La PAH documentary: Anti-eviction movement in Spain against foreclosures and banks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caD17RKJfbc
• #2 Pancho Villas: “Great example of radical urban housing movement – they would occupy vacant land and just start building affordable housing on it. They would just street-fight with the cops until the government negotiated a settlement with them to keep the land.”