OccupyForum with Homes Not Jails and the San Francisco Tenants Union
OccupyForum continues: Monday, February 11th 2013, 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange 2017 Mission St., 2nd Floor
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Topic: San Francisco: A City of the 1% Or For Us All?
Ayisha Pelpon and others of HOMES NOT JAILS, and Ted Gullickson of the SAN FRANCISCO TENANTS UNION,
will speak on their fight against the class and ethnic cleansing taking place in our city today.
Possible Special Guest: OCCUPY BERNAL (a group very active in housing issues).
HOMES NOT JAILS formed in San Francisco in 1992 to advocate for the use
of vacant and abandoned housing by people who are homeless. With folks
dying on sidewalks in front of empty buildings, affordable housing
advocates and poor people converged to find ways of utilizing such
properties, making a loud public statement of their
discontent in the process.
Homelessness and the exorbitant cost of housing is a crisis that many in
San Francisco, the U.S.A., and the world appear to accept as
“the way it is.” There is even a myth that living on the streets is like a vacation.
Since 1971, the SF Tenants Union has been fighting for the rights of
tenants and for the preservation of affordable housing in San
Francisco. From the struggle for rent control in the 1970s to 1998’s
Proposition G (to end the abuses of OMI evictions), the Tenants Union
has been the city’s leading advocate for tenants. The SFTU is 100%
membership supported and this enables our advocacy to be uncompromising
and immune to pressures from government or other funders.
Location: Global Exchange 2017 Mission St. 2nd floor, across from the 16th & Mission BART. A sign will be posted with a phone number to call for entry for those who arrive after 6:15. This is a smoke- and alcohol-free space. The last half hour will be reserved for Occupy Working Groups and Affinity Group announcements. Donations encouraged to cover our costs; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Join us at OccupyForum!
Or — come to our weekly Tuesday night meetings, 8pm, at the Housing Rights Committee, 417 S Van Ness
Watch the video at http://youtu.be/XviNnD4ae6s
Forum planning contact for above date: David Halenda, 415.871.4360