I hope many of you could participate in and be energized by this year’s Racial Justice Summit. Summit organizers and volunteers worked hard to make this year’s online version of the event meaningful, even as we missed the intensity of the powerful human interactions that usually make up this annual event.
Human Rights City Alliance Steering Committee members and partner organizations pulled together a great panel for this year's Racial Justice Summit, Building Movements for Health, human Rights & Racial Justice, and four breakout sessions (on policing, housing, environmental justice & health, and human rights budgeting) generated some ideas about how we can work to bring our movements together to amplify our power and make meaningful changes that will improve our communities. Please mark your calendars for Sat. Feb. 6, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. There will be an online meeting that will summarize some of the ideas generated from the Racial Justice and link them to some of the work groups around our community are doing. They aim to bring together some working teams to take advantage of some new political openings and to respond to pressing human rights needs of residents of our region. To get involved, please email email@example.com.
Encore Film Screening & Housing Activist Dialogue:
Housing is Healthcare! Let's Demand the Human Right to Housing!
Push Film screening and online discussions: Global finance is profiting handsomely from the pandemic while growing numbers are facing housing insecurity, threats of eviction, and houselessness. Join us in watching the documentary film, Push, which tells the story of how global banks and investment firms are turning our communities into sources of private profit, taking control of residential housing around the world and pushing out low-income residents. The film tells another story too: residents and city officials are coming together to demand that housing be protected as a human right.
Monday Feb. 1st, 7 p.m.: Join our multi-city conversation with organizers from Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and New York. Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition will be joined by activists from Atlanta’s Housing Justice League and New York City. Register to attend Feb. 1 cross-city dialogue. More details at Facebook Event link