November 8 Friday

Housing Rights Movement

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • SLB Room 129
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Please join the Law and Political Economy Student Group, LLSA, BLSA, APALSA, CRP, NLG, ACS, YULPS, and Tsai CITY for a panel talk on the housing rights movement in NYC, how advocates got historic rent control laws passed, and what the fight is going forward. We’ll focus on the underlying conditions giving rise to this movement as well as how lawyers and law students worked with activists to get this and other legislative wins.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

Our panelists are:
Jose Lopez, Organizing Director at Make the Road NY. Jose has been with MRNY for over 19 years organizing immigrant communities to advance public policy in New York, including by founding MRNY’s Youth Power Project and by providing organizing and technical support to the organizations housing/environmental rights committee and its workers’ rights committee.

Cea Weaver, Housing Justice for All. Cea works to further tenants’ rights and affordable housing policy on both the state and national level.

Dannelly Rodríguez, Student at CUNY Law and long-time NYC activist. Dannelly, who grew up in Astoria, Queens, is currently organizing New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants to get the city to address long-running health and safety concerns and avoid the privatization of the last remaining publicly-owned housing stock in the city.

Sam Stein, geography PhD candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Law and Political Economy Student Group, LLSA, BLSA, APALSA, CRP, NLG, ACS, YULPS, and Tsai CITY

Attachments

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