Feb 22, 2022
What does the future of housing organizing look like? There's an ongoing global housing crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic, disproportionately affecting the working class and communities of color. This episode features City Life | Vida Urbana (CLVU), a 49 year old organization fighting for housing justice and building peoples' power in Boston, statewide, and nationally.
We first hear from the co-director Mike Leyba. Mike is a writer
who co-builds counter-hegemonic narratives for the working class.
And then we hear from a young organizer, Kim Landaverde. Kim is a
CLVU intern who helped her immigrant parents stay in their home
during the pandemic, when the landlord was going to "evict" them
for lack of payment.
It is from this organization, City Life | Vida Urbana, that we first heard the chant, “When We Fight, We Win!”