OccupyForum: San Francisco: A City of the 1% or For Us All?

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!

  HNJ Contact:

Or — come to our weekly Tuesday night meetings, 8pm, at the Housing Rights Committee, 417 S Van Ness


SF Tenants Union:
Just drop by! SF Tenants Union 558 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Website, San Francisco Tenants Union


Watch the video at http://youtu.be/XviNnD4ae6s

 Forum planning contact for above date: David Halenda, 415.871.4360