Zero Evictions Days 2020

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Pittsburgh and other cities join the International Alliance of Inhabitants’ Zero Evictions Days (October 2020)-International solidarity to achieve dignity and security in housing.

Housing is Health Care! Why Housing Must Be Treated as a Human Right Together with the CMU Film Festival and other partners, we’re working to advance struggles for housing justice at this moment of acute crisis. Join others in watching the documentary film, Push, which shows how global banks and investment firms are controlling residential housing around the world. More and more renters are vulnerable to absentee landlords who have turned our communities into profitable sources of private investment income. But there’s another story too: residents are coming together to demand that housing be protected as a human right.

  • Thursday November 5 at 7PM we’ll continue this conversation with a panel of locally based housing rights advocates from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and they'll be joined by Leilani Farha in a discussion considering the current housing challenges in our cities and how we can work to build a more powerful movement to protect human rights and dignity for everyone in our communities. Especially in this pandemic, it is clear that healthy and strong communities require efforts to improve public policies that affect people's access to housing and other basic needs. How can we make our political leaders #Maketheshift and treat housing as a human right, not a commodity? Confirmed participants: Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group (Others TBA)

Note: You can view the film, Push, online between October 24 and November 1. We have a limited number of free passes, and tickets can be purchased for $12. Once you register for tickets you can view the film within 7 days (Note: once you begin viewing you have 24 hours to watch film).

Co-sponsoring groups: Carnegie Mellon University Film festival; University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center; US Human Rights Cities Alliance, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance; University Human Rights Working Group and Student Task Force; University of Pittsburgh Sociology Department, University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law


Local Housing Justice Work