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How to Resist, Harlem to the Amazon: Perspectives from Homeless and Landless Activists
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In the US and Brazil alike, the housing crisis sweeps millions into its grasp each year, producing homelessness, destroying public space, and forcing people to migrate long distances. But homeless activists have powerfully resisted this trend through community organizing, collective action, and legislative change. Landless activists have occupied plantations, successfully resettling hundreds of thousands of people on land that used to be controlled by big agriculture. Come hear from housing organizers in New York City and landless organizers in Brazil. Learn more about how we can create new models of land and public space so that all have a right to a home.

Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102
Sponsor: American Studies Program; Anthropology Program; Center for Civic Engagement; Historical Studies Program; LAIS Program; Sociology Program
Contact: Gregory Morton.
Phone: 773-853-1901

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