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!
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?
WHAT: A daylong dive into the history, strategies, and technical skills for organizing renters in low income communities and communities of color.
- 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
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!