Report Launch: Demanding the Right to Housing
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-8:00pm
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room #310
Professor Martine August of University of Waterloo and Cole Webber of PCLS present Demanding the Right to Housing and the Right to the City: The Role of Non-profits in Supporting Community Organizing.
Made possible with support from Maytree Foundation.
About the Report
This research project explores how non-profits (and legal clinics in particular) can support concrete community-organizing that pursues principles associated with‘Right to the City’ (R2C) and ‘Right to Housing’ (R2H) theories and movements.Succinctly put, R2C/R2H theories and movements seek transformative change for urban social justice, emphasizing that cities should be built for people and not profit, and that all people deserve safe, affordable housing in strong,inclusive communities.
Non-profit organizations in Canada, including community legal clinics, are increasingly expressing support for R2C/R2H, in line with their own organizational goals to promote human rights, social justice, and equality.