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Next workshop: Walthamstow, this Sunday (5th July), 4-6pm

Share and join the Facebook event !

Outline of the workshop:

1. How to resist an eviction

2. Practical steps to build up strength as a community

3. Waltham Forest council housing policy

4. Where do we go from there?

Organized by some Walthamstow residents, with Unite Community and the Eviction Resistance working group of the Radical Housing Network (including Focus E15 Mums, Sweets Way Resists, etc).

Message from Waltham Forest Unite Community: “In Waltham Forest we have now defended two households from being thrown immediately on the street by unscrupulous landlords and let the council know that every abuse of housing need must be tackled. Many local people were concerned for the families and visited them to offer support, so we promised a workshop to follow up these events. Please share this invite widely. Eleanor”.

You don’t have to be a resident of Walthamstow to join us: come, learn, share your knowledge and ideas with us, and build up bonds and community strength with the locals ūüôā

Shout-outs from the day of Eviction Resistance workshops

Shout-outs that people shared at our day of Eviction Resistance workshops:

Upcoming Events:

  • Sun, and Mon 30th, 9.30am: Sweets Way Resists in court,¬†come and support!
  • Tues 31st, 7.00pm:¬†Eviction Resistance organisers meeting – how to start the snowball? (location TBC, we’ll let you know)
  • April 15th:¬†March for the Homeless

Film:

¬°SI SE PUEDE! 7 DAYS WITH THE PAH BARCELONA
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOW16NSn4_g
contact: info@comandovideo.net to arrange your own screening (and should be available free online soon)
how-to-guide: https://traduccionesindignadas.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/how-to-stop-an-eviction/

Speakers:

EVICTION RESISTANCE
follow: @EResistance
support: help us spread the word about eviction resistance tactics! update us with your stories so we can fill our blog with examples of how this kind of action WORKS!

SUE LUKES
follow: @SueLukes

PEOPLE’S EMPOWERMENT ALLIANCE, CUSTOM HOUSE (PEACH)
support:¬†we’re setting up our own PAH-style eviction resistance group! if you are near Newham, come show support / solidarity / share experiences.

ADVISORY SERVICE for SQUATTERS (ASS)
support: keep us up to date! we need to hear feedback from you to keep our knowledge fresh. bring us your court papers if you want legal help.

LEGAL DEFENCE MONITORING GROUP (LDMG)
website: http://ldmg.org.uk/
Housing Action Groups:

SWEETS WAY RESISTS
follow: @SweetsWayN20
occupy: 60 Sweets Way, N20 (077516 87326)
support: Come to Barnet County Court N3, Monday 9.30am. Or help us hold the occupied houses by coming to spend a night.

RADICAL HOUSING NETWORK
follow: @RadicalHousing
join mailing list: http://radicalhousingnetwork.org/
support: visit the website and find out if there is an action group local to you. if not, let us know, and we can support you to set one up! we meet once a month, usually first Mondays.

FIGHT FOR THE AYLESBURY ESTATE
follow: @Fight4Aylesbury
occupy:¬†call in advance to let us know, as they’ve heightened security (details on website)
support: fill in your objections to the development plans here: http://concreteheartland.info/

DORCHESTER COURT RESIDENTS
support: Brand new group, with residents facing imminent eviction. Listen out for updates from Ravi, come and populate their photo shoot!

HOUSING ACTION SOUTHWARK & LAMBETH (HASL)
follow: @HousingActionSL
support: cause a stink at a fancy breakfast for developers Рsee above event

FRIENDS OF QUEENS MARKET / BOLEYNDEV100
follow: @BoleynDev100 & @FoQMarket
support: sign the petition, come to our first meeting (see above in events)

BRIXTON ACTION GROUP

KENSINGTON & CHELSEA – GRENFALL ACTION GROUP
support:¬†we’ve become thin on the ground out in West London, so bring support / skillshares to our threatened estates and help us grow the movement out there

TOWER HAMLETS RENTERS
follow: @THRenters
support:¬†listen out for upcoming eviction – we’ll need support!

FOCUS E15
follow: @FocusE15
support: Join the occupation at Sweets Way! Come to our street stall, Saturdays 12-2pm, Stratford High St (by Wilkos)

Plus¬†Camden residents about to set up a new group, Peckham eviction resistors, Skills Network, Brick Lane Debates, Generation Rent, New Economy Organisers Network, Hackney residents, Lambeth Private Renters, Queen Mary’s & Birkbeck Universities, Real Estates, and a handful of radical filmmakers…

Stay in touch! (I’ve tried to find ways for everyone to find each other, but if you can’t find someone you need, let us know and we’ll connect you)

¬°Si Se Puede!

Day of Workshops about Eviction Resistance

Join uson Friday the 20th in Hoxton for a day of skillshares, organised with Focus E15 as part of the Radical Housing Network:
 
Eviction Resistance Skillshare Day
Date: Friday 20th March
Time: 12-6pm
Where: PEER Gallery, 97&99 Hoxton Street
 

*12-1pm: Screening of Sí Se Puede! Рa how-to-guide to Eviction Resistance from the PAH anti-eviction movement in Spain

*1.30-3pm: Housing and Tenancy Law with Sue Lukes (incl. Migrant Housing Law)

*3.30-4.30pm: Practicalities and Legalities of Eviction Resistance:  contributions from Advisory Service for Squatters, and Legal Defence and Monitoring Group.

*4.30-6pm: Learning from our Experiences:¬†PAH-style group casework session with contributions from Sweetsway Estate, HASL, Robin from Kilborn Unemployed Workers Group, Focus E15, Our West Hendon, Guinness Estate, Skills Network, DIGS, Radial Housing Network and more…

These workshops are especially aimed at residents who want to learn how to protect their homes and their Right to Housing. Friends and supporters of the residents are welcome too, obviously!