Events | Global Voices: The Housing Crisis from Skid Row to Tokyo

Los Angeles | September 6, 2019 | 6:00 PM

From Los Angeles, to Munich, Berlin and Tokyo – the current housing crisis is a global development. In the age of low interest rates, housing has become a worldwide investment strategy. The effects of this development are manifold, but frequently disastrous for lower-income, minority communities. The result: affordable housing is being dismantled, not just in the United States, but internationally. However, while commercial upgrading, displacements and evictions are becoming a matter of routine, social justice movements are organizing on a transnational level to combat urban inequality.

“Global Voices: The Housing Crisis from Skid Row to Tokyo” will provide a forum for activists, artists and scholars from four different countries to discuss and present the roots of the current housing crisis, the role of race and ethnicity for housing and the organizing strategies for the human right to housing.

Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing
Angelika Levi, Artist, Villa Aurora Fellow
Lisa Riedner, Anthropologist, Thomas Mann House Fellow
J. Walt Senterfitt, Union de Vecinos / Los Angeles Tenants Union
Pete White, Los Angeles Community Action Network


Los Angeles Community Action Network
838 E 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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This event is a cooperation of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House and the Los Angeles Community Action Network.

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



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