Friday, May 5, 6:30-8:30pm, WHEN TENANTS CLAIMED THE CITY: A discussion with author Roberta Gold and tenant activists and organizers. Goddard Riverside Community Center, 595 Columbus Ave (1/B/C to 86 St)
This event will look at the history of tenant organizing in the City, as documented in Roberta Gold’s book, When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing, which argues that the tenant movement has made significant advancements in establishing rights and access to citizenship in NYC. Join us for a discussion about where we stand today and the historic agreement on Right to Counsel. English/Spanish Interpretation. Refreshments will be served.
Monday, May 22, 6-8pm, A COMMUNITY TEACH-IN: THE HISTORY OF THE RTCNYC COALITION, WHAT RTC MEANS FOR YOU and MORE! Speyer Hall, at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street. (F to 2nd Ave, J/MZ to the Bowery, D/B train to Grand Street).
On February 12, the Mayor and Speaker committed to passing and funding a right to counsel for tenants in housing court. How did this happen? How will it be rolled out over time? How can you be involved!? How will RTC help build tenant power? How will it change housing court? Join us for a discussion and teach in on the history of the coalition, the legislation and more. We will have English/Spanish Interpretation and childcare. Refreshments will be served.