THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
ROOM UL105, UNIVERSITY CENTER, 63 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY
In New York City and Barcelona, collective calls for rent cancellation and expanded social housing have now turned into a movement against evictions, as many tenants are still reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic.
The Plataforma de Afectadas por la Hipoteca (PAH) (the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages) in particular has instigated a paradigm shift in terms of viewing housing as an inalienable human right and demonstrated the strength of collective action in the pursuit of greater social justice. It has shown that there are ways of making the personal political, and transforming struggles based initially on personal dramas into large, organized movements that challenge the authorities and wider society.
Members of the PAH will be in the New York City area to exchange critical lessons with housing activists based on the recently produced l La PAH: A Handbook. This manual describes the essence of PAH and pays tribute to the platform’s history and efforts to obtain decent housing for all, targeting an international audience that views its achievements as a ray of hope.
Members of the Delegation
Santiago Mas De Xaxas Faus
Delia Ccerare Panior
Miguel Robles-Durán, Associate Professor of Urbanism
This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. It will be offered in person. Visitors to campus must provide proof of full vaccination with a booster on arrival to enter. They must check-in at the Welcome Center Visitors Desk located at 72 Fifth Avenue (across the street from the panel venue) to receive a guest pass. Please arrive earlier to go through this process. Masks are required on campus at all times.