PUSH/The housing activist discussion, February 1, 7-8:30 PM
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND HOUSING ACTIVIST DISCUSSION
THIS EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY STUDENTS FROM THE MS DESIGN AND URBAN ECOLOGIES PROGRAM, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, IN COLLABORATION WITH STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
SCREENING: JANUARY 24 – FEBRUARY 6
DISCUSSION: FEBRUARY 1, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Global finance is profiting handsomely from the pandemic while growing numbers are facing housing insecurity, threats of eviction, and homelessness. Join us in watching the documentary film, PUSH, which tells the story of how global banks and investment firms are turning our communities into sources of private profit, taking control of residential housing around the world and pushing out low-income residents. PUSH tells another story too: residents and city officials are coming together to demand that housing be protected as a human right. PUSH is a documentary film directed by Fredrik Gertten. It features Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing.
Watch the film online*: January 24-February 6. Sign up to receive a link to view PUSH.
Join discussion online: Monday, February 1, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Housing is Healthcare! Let’s Demand the Human Right to Housing! Multi-city conversation with organizers from Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and New York City. Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition’s Randall Taylor will be joined by activists from Atlanta’s Housing Justice League and New York City. Register to attend.
Randall Taylor is a fair housing activist, union supporter, and former school board member. He is a candidate for Pittsburgh City Council District 9.
Drew Vanderburg is a Senior Project Manager at RiseBoro Community Partnership in Brooklyn, New York. He is an urbanist, designer, artist, and an alumnus of the Design and urban Ecologies program.
Natalie McLaughlin is an organizer and researcher with the Housing Justice League in Atlanta, Georgia. She works with renters and homeowners to self-organize and defend their right to stay.
Sanae Lahgazi-Alaoui from Atlanta’s Housing Justice League.
Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance, Housing Justice League, Global Studies Center/University of Pittsburgh, Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition, PITT Student Human Rights Task Force, and MS Design and Urban Ecologies’ Students/The New School.