Thursday, February 23, 2012

February "Rent Party" Fundraiser for Freedom

Come to the "Rent Party" Fundraiser for Freedom

Hot Food! Cold Drinks! Good Times!

What: Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Fundraiser

When: Friday, February 24th 7pm - 12am

Where: Sankofa Fightback Center for Human Rights, 1401 E 75th St (75th and S Dorchester)

Beginning in 2009, the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign has been part of the international struggle to enforce to Human Right to Housing. Inspired by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign and the Poor People's Alliance in post-apartheid South Africa, the campaign has sought to mobilize poor and working class families across the city to fight back against mass displacement as well as for decent and adequate housing.

Since standing with public housing residents to block evictions, the campaign has expanded its focus to include private market rental and foreclosed properties. More recently, the campaign has received national attention for moving home-less peoples into people-less homes as part of the national Take Back the Land network.

With no government funding, the campaign has successfully mobilized neighbors to halt evictions, win new mortgages, and keep families in heir homes. Join us as we celebrate families who have taken a stand for the human right to housing and raise funds to help move our human rights work forward.

The campaign will be taking donations for food and drinks as well as campaign materials. All funds raised will go towards the fight for the Human Right to Housing!

For more information, call 312-287-7228

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