September: renters' rights trainings and Ice Banker Challenge!

We're gearing up for an exciting September that will take us into the next phase of Occupy Homes!

This weekend, we're proud to co-host two trainings on renters' rights organizing with the United Neighborhood Alliance and our national partner, Right to the City, featuring nationally renowned trainers/organizers from Oakland and Atlanta. We'll kick off our awesome weekend of training with a dance party we're calling #IceBankerChallenge (that's right, you get to throw ice water on a banker). And then at the end of September we'll have a retreat to decide the next phase of Occupy Homes campaigns. We hope to see you this month!

coldblood


Friday, September 12, 8:30 pm-2 am: Club 99 Presents: #IceBankerChallenge Dance Party

Occupy Homes MN dance party is back and we're ready to celebrate the next phase of Occupy Homes organizing with you this fall. There will be a sliding-scale donation at the door and a bar. Sign up as a monthly sustaining member with Occupy Homes and get free drinks all night! 

We are introducing the Ice Banker Challenge! A banker has committed to attend, he's a real trickster. You will have the chance to soak the banker. But do you think you have what it takes to meet the Ice Banker Challenge?

stopgentrifying 

 
WHAT: A presentation on the history of renters' struggles, current context of the housing crisis, and potential for solutions by building power for renters across diverse communities.
 
WHERE: Powderhorn Park building, 3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN


WHAT: 
A daylong dive into the history, strategies, and technical skills for organizing renters in low income communities and communities of color.
 
WHERE: 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
TRAINING GOALS/OBJECTIVES:
  • Train local residents & allies on tenant organizing skills, strategy, current national organizing models, and the political context for renters in the US
  • Continue to build a strong coalition with neighborhood associations and community organizations
  • Generate citywide excitement around tenant organizing
Food, childcare, and Spanish translation will be provided. Sliding scale $10-20 donation to help cover the cost of trainers' airfare.

Register here: http://www.occupyhomesmn.org/renter_training
________________________


***SAVE THE DATE: Fall day-long retreat September 28! Details coming soon.***

Thanks for all your support! You can chip in to help us cover the cost of these trainings here. We hope to see you soon!


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.