Rent Strikes, Expropriations & More: Resisting Gentrification

September 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm

CRC at 40 Oaks
40 Oak St

[OCAP Speakers Series: Free event with meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens]

Bringing together struggles against gentrification unfolding in neighbourhoods in Toronto and Hamilton, this Speakers Series will profile successful models of resistance people are using to push back against gentrification. Join us!

Speakers: Julia Manzo, Linda Habibi, Bjarke Risager, and Gaetan Heroux.

Julia Manzo is a resident of Parkdale, and one of the organizers of the successful rent strike in that neighbourhood last year. She is also a member of Parkdale Organize. More info here: and here:

Linda Habibi is a tenant and strike captain in the Stoney Creek Towers in Hamilton, where tenants are currently organizing a rent strike. Details about their rent strike can be found here:

Bjarke Risager is an organizer with the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network.

Gaetan Heroux is a member of OCAP and has worked and fought for housing in the downtown east end of Toronto for over three decades.

This event is part of the monthly OCAP Speakers Series, where we gather to discuss issues that are critical to the success of poor people’s movements.