Cripping the Renters Movement – March 27
Cripping the Renters Movement: Housing and Disability Justice in the pandemic, in London, and beyond
27th March, 2021
4:00PM- 5:30PM (there will be a 10 minute break around 4:40PM)
Via Zoom. Register below.
Ableism underpins many of the injustices in our lives – a key example being the broken housing system in the UK.
Our effort to transform the housing system must incorporate the experiences of disabled renters who have had to fight for the housing they deserve – both before and during the pandemic.
Join us for a panel and breakout discussions that will explore how our housing system is an ableist housing system, why housing justice that confronts ableism is necessary for all of us, and how we build a renters union that is grounded in this experience and in this aim.
How has the pandemic sharpened ableism in our housing system?
How does this shape how we organise?
What solidarity can we provide to disabled renters right now?
This event is open to anyone who identifies as disabled along with any member of the London Renters Union. We welcome LRU members who don’t identify as disabled since all of us need to work to dismantle ableism – but want to emphasize that this space is going to centre disabled people.
Many disabled people have reclaimed the word “crip” in the service of disabled community and organising – to make it clear that we are proud of who we are, that our communities have power and transformative cultures.
When we say we are “cripping” a struggle or a movement we are saying we are going to make disability justice part of that movement and that we are going to organise in that movement as disabled people.
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We’re a members-led, campaigning union and we’re taking action to make sure all Londoners have a decent, affordable and secure home. Join our community today and become part of the movement to transform the housing system.
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