As you may have heard, Housing Justice League has been hard at work developing an Eviction Defense Manual to aid tenants facing evictions. We will be holding an Eviction Defense Campaign launch event next week! The event is titled “New Eviction Defense Tools for Fulton County” and will happen on Tuesday May 7th at 5:30pm at The Phillip Rush Center Annex.
We are excited to announce that Tenant Organizer and HJL member Latresa Chaney will be on a panel for the event, which will be moderated by HJL’s Executive Director Alison Johnson.
We have been collaborating with various allies in the Redefining Affordable Housing Collective to create this event. We can’t wait to share this evening with HJL supporters and community members, so we hope you can make it! Help us spread the word by inviting your networks to the event through social media.
More details: This event will offer perspectives on Fulton County’s current eviction crisis, will contextualize the problem of eviction within histories of racism and dispossession, and will provide information about a new Eviction Defense Manual for Fulton County produced by the Housing Justice League. Feel free to forward this email widely. RSVP here.
When: May 7th, 5:30-8:30 pm | Facebook Event Page.
Where: Phillip Rush Center Annex | 1530 DeKalb Ave. NE Atlanta, GA (MARTA and wheelchair accessible)
What: Presentation and panel discussion offering a variety of perspectives on the eviction process, describing the eviction crisis in Fulton County, and introducing the Eviction Defense Manual from 5:45-7:45pm. Mixing and mingling at the end.
Who should come?:
- Anyone who wants to learn more about issues related to eviction and housing affordability in Fulton County and the Atlanta metropolitan area, especially people whose communities are facing the eviction crisis.
- Community members interested in social justice and/or housing justice
- Representatives and members of organizations that face eviction or are affected by housing unaffordability and/or gentrification
- Case managers, social workers, and others who want to know more about the eviction process for their clients, or to learn about the Eviction Defense Manual
- Clergy and faith leaders whose members experience eviction or who are interested in social justice and housing justice