October 23: International Strategies for Action – Right to Housing Forum

Come hear speakers from India, Scotland and the United States share success stories from the world-wide movement for the right to adequate housing!

International Strategies for the Right to Housing
Wednesday, October 23rd 7pm
SCC 115 – Oakham House
Ryerson University – 63 Gould Street

Our speakers:

Fiona King is Senior Policy Officer at Shelter Scotland based in Edinburgh. Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness and has been campaigning for housing rights for the past 40 years. In 2003, Scotland introduced legislation which will give people an enforceable legal right to housing.

Miloon Kothari is an outspoken critic of the countries and institutions that see the neo-liberal and military/security policies as a means to achieving democracy and human rights. Formerly UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on adequate housing (2000-2008), he is also the convener of the Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network. Miloon lives in Delhi, India.

Rob Robinson is co-founder of the Take Back the Land National Movement and a member of the US Human Rights Network. He is a member of the Human Right to Housing program at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (US). Rob spent two and a half years homeless in Miami and ten months in a New York City homeless shelter and has been in the housing movement in New York City since 2007.

This event is free. The venue is accessible. Transit tokens will be provided by FMTA – please email fmta@torontotenants.org or call 416-646-1772 to confirm your transit needs.

The event is organized by the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations and the Right to Housing Coalition Ontario.

This is event is part of the Right to Housing Symposium, which includes the conference “The Road Home: The Right to Housing in Canada and Around the World”. For information on the conference see: http://www.acto.ca/en/training.html

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