A Virtual Discussion with activists and elected officials involved in winning housing campaigns.
Join the Democratic Socialists of America Fund, Dissent Magazine, In These Times, Housing Equity Now St Paul (HENS), Housing Justice Center (MN), Charlottesville DSA, and DSA Housing Justice Commission for the first in a new series of DSA Fund discussions on How We Win. This new series will focus on DSA chapters and coalitions that won public policy legislation and referendums. The purpose is to complement DSA's organizing with a series on how to win campaigns and what happens when these victories become law.
The key theme for this April 13 event is How We Win: Housing Campaigns. We will be focusing on housing justice campaigns in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Charlottesville, VA; and New York—what democratic socialist organizers and coalitions did to achieve these victories, as well as what it takes to implement policy.
The panelists will discuss the details of their respective housing campaigns; strategies that worked (and didn’t); policy changes that were made; and what happens next. They will respond to your questions about how we get where we need to go now to work beyond capitalism for housing as a human right.
Senator Jabari Brisport will moderate the event. He is a democratic socialist and represents New York’s 25th State Senate district in Brooklyn. Until becoming the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color to serve in New York’s legislature, he was a public school math teacher.
Council Member Robin Wonsley Worlobah is a democratic socialist who represents Minneapolis's Ward 2 on its city council.
Elizabeth Stark is the co-chair of the Charlottesville DSA chapter, which organized anti-eviction work that resulted in a program to fund counsel in eviction cases.
Brigitte Temple is a volunteer with Housing Equity Now St Paul, which led the Keep St Paul Home campaign to put rent stabilization on the municipal ballot in St. Paul.
There is a possibility that the event could go as late as 9:30pm Eastern Time.
This event will take place via Zoom, on Wednesday, April 13th (4/13) at 8:00pm ET.