Month: January 2019

Right to Housing Summit – Remain, Reclaim, Resist – Feb 2nd !!

Right to Housing Summit – Remain, Reclaim, Resist

Just one week until the Right to Housing Summit…!!
Key Note Speaker Steve Diaz!!
Steve Diaz has been a Community Organizer with the Los Angeles Community Action Network since 2003. Steve was recruited into LA CAN when he was living in a residential hotel in Skid Row, experiencing the issues that people dealing with poverty face daily.  Since 2003, Steve has worked on campaigns to prevent displacement, civil rights abuses of house-less people, and The California Homelessness Bill of Rights campaign. Steve knows what it means to fight for housing as a right.
Full Summit Line Up!!
Steve Diaz – Housing is a Human Right
Global Housing Organizers – More is possible…!
Break out sessions #1 Understanding Housing
The myth of “affordable” housing
Barriers to housing
Legal defense
Housing in the Market
Living without Housing
Break out session #2 ACTION NOW!
Right to Survive
Renters Rights
Community Power and Land Trusts
Building Low/No income Housing
Co-op and Hospitality Housing
Other Work
Closing – Calls to Acton…

Register for Free Here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-to-housing-summit-tickets-54769926324

(unlike the Mayor’s Housing Summit – this summit is free cause people who can’t afford housing can’t afford tickets to housing summits…!)

Check in on facebook Here!

https://www.facebook.com/events/310847262874342/

February 2nd 2019, 1pm-5pm

Red Line Gallery (2350 Arapahoe St)

Announcing Key Note Speaker Steve Diaz!!

Steve Diaz has been a Community Organizer with the Los Angeles Community Action Network since 2003. Steve was recruited into LA CAN when he was living in a residential hotel in Skid Row, experiencing the issues that people dealing with poverty face daily.  Since 2003, Steve has worked on campaigns to prevent displacement, civil rights abuses of house-less people, and The California Homelessness Bill of Rights campaign. Steve knows what it means to fight for housing as a right.

Announcing Full Summit Line Up!!

Steve Diaz – Housing is a Human Right

Global Housing Organizers – More is possible…!

Break out sessions #1 Understanding Housing

The myth of “affordable” housing

Barriers to housing

Legal defense

Housing in the Market

Living without Housing

Break out session #2 ACTION NOW!

Right to Survive

Renters Rights

Community Power and Land Trusts

Building Low/No income Housing

Co-op and Hospitality Housing

Other Work

Closing – Calls to Acton…

The time is now to stand for housing and survival for all. Between now and May a we have to fight for housing and survival rights at the capitol, on the streets, in our communities, and at the ballot. 

Who’s behind this

This Summit is organized by Denver Homeless Out Loud together with…

9to5 Colorado

ASAP

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition

GES Coalition

Atlantis Community

Queen City Co-op

Colorado Village Collaborative

Party for Socialism and Liberation

Family Promise

Denver Foundation

Buck Foundation

and more…

Remain – Reclaim – Resist

Return of Resurrection Village MLK Day Eve

Join us Sunday night January 20th and Monday morning January 21st to honor Dr. King’s vision to organize poor folk in united action for racial and economic justice. On the eve of the Martin Luther King Holiday, Jerry Burton – DHOL member who was recently forced back onto the streets by no fault of his own – will be hosting all who want to survive on the streets as he does every night.

Gathering at 27th and Arapahoe at 7:00 pm

There will be food!
All who want to stay the night are invited – whether you are a housie who wants to experience what it is like sleep on the streets, or someone living on the streets who wants to stay with us in community this night. You can also just come by in the evening or morning to join in solidarity and community.

What to Bring…
If you have your own tent, sleeping bag, tarp that you want to use bring those.

If you do not have your own sleeping gear and need some to sleep we will have some gear there but not enough for all. Anyone living on the streets will have first dibs on using this gear.
If you have the resources to buy gear to use yourself or donate to others in need that is rad!
Who Organized This…
This night of survival and solidarity is organized Occupy Denver and various individual community members, it is supported by us at Denver Homeless Out Loud, and hosted by DHOL member Jerry Burton at the spot he and others survived holding down Resurrection Village in Denver for over a year in 2016/17. Together we all bring our strengths and collective power to continue this campaign for poor people’s economic and human rights.
Dr. King’s vision remains critical to our city today as it was 40 years ago. For more info on Resurrection City of 1968 see here.

Right to Housing Summit – Remain, Reclaim, Resist – Saturday FEB 2nd 1-5pm

Right to Housing Summit – Remain, Reclaim, Resist

February 2nd 2019, 1pm-4pm

Red Line Gallery (2350 Arapahoe St)

Because everyone should have a right to housing and survival. Because we, the people of Denver, need to fight for this together. The purpose of this event is to educate, ignite, and organize the people of Denver around the fight for the right to housing and survival. It is to present active 2019 initiatives and work for attainable housing and human rights lead by communities in Denver metro to current and future elected officials, and to Denver voters to effect real change.

Right now the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Denver is $1,419 a month. An full time minimum wage worker makes $1,316 a month before taxes. The math doesn’t add up. Thousands of Denver residents find themselves homeless.

The Colorado Constitution Bill of Rights states “All persons have certain natural, essential and inalienable rights, among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property; and of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.” Is this right protected in Colorado when full time workers can’t afford to live in a home and are criminalized for sleeping in public??

As long as Denver continues to treat housing as a commodity for those with wealth and not a right of all people, we will continue to live in a Denver where people work three jobs just to pay for housing and where people are forced to live on the streets and criminalized for doing so. We have no choice but to come together and fight for the right to housing and survival.

 

Values: (from Homes For All)

❖ Community and Housing are a human right, not a commodity to be exploited for

profit

❖ Land and housing should be collectively owned and controlled by communities

❖ Land and housing should be developed in a way that is sustainable for the planet

❖ Land and housing should be accessible, permanent, quality, and connected to

economic, social and cultural networks and institutions.

❖ Grassroots groups and directly impacted people should be at the forefront

❖ New community resources should not come at the expense of the people living there

❖ Community solidarity- understanding that our individual struggles are all of our

struggles

❖ Land and housing should be accessible to transit, grocery stores, healthcare,

education, jobs etc.

Homeless People’s Blankets and Tents Trashed with threat to “Burn” in Freezing Snow

Homeless People’s Blankets and Tents Trashed with threat to “Burn” in Freezing Snow
Denver, CO — This morning, January 11th, a Rescue Mission employee was caught on camera trashing homeless people’s blankets and tents and threatening to “Burn Them.” This morning it was 30 degrees and snowing and will continue to snow all day – leaving all whose property is now trashed in the cold with nothing to cover from the snow.
Thousands of people live on the streets of Denver every night – even in the cold and snow. Gear like blanks and tents are not a choice in this weather, they are the means of survival.
This insane inhumanity must end.