NYC Housing Organizing Study Group

October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
50 Broad St
New York
United States

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?

Suggested Readings/Videos:

• #1: Si Se Puede: La PAH documentary: Anti-eviction movement in Spain against foreclosures and banks:
• #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.”