When: Monday October 20th, 2014 from 10am-12:30pm (refreshments and lunch will be served)
Location: Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
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Hosted by Ford Foundation, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, and The Neighborhood Funders Group
Join us for an informational and educational conversation with Right To The City Alliance about new organizing strategies for urban democracy on municipal, state, and national levels. The conversation will take a behind the scenes look at two new national reports, Rise of the Renter Nation and Rise of the Corporate Landlord, to better understand the current political moment and the role of housing organizing as a pillar of economic justice and civic engagement.
Welcome by Jerry Maldonado, Ford Foundation, and Molly Schultz Hafid, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
Rob Call, Co-Founder of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta
Rachel Laforest, Executive Director of Right To The City Alliance
Lydia Lowe, Executive Director of Chinese Progressive Association Boston
Dawn Phillips, Co-Director of Programs at Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Tony Romano, Organizing Director of Right To The City Alliance
Cynthia Strathmann, Executive Director of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Tony Roshan Somara, Senior Program Manager of Land Use and Housing at Urban Habitat
We will share stories of organizing strategies and real wins that protect low-income families and prevent them from being forced out of their homes and jobs into increased precariousness. And we will engage ideas for how grassroots groups, policy and advocacy organizations, and philanthropy can work together, including building unlikely partnerships and collaborations.
Please RSVP in the form below. If you are outside New York City and will be calling in to the briefing, please indicate that in the questions box. Please note that this event is for funders only.