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Discussion: Housing Struggles Worldwide
November 17, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ashraf Cassiem, the chairperson of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign will speak about some of the realities of post-apartheid South Africa, the campaign’s organizing efforts in poor communities, obstacles facing social movement-building in Africa, and the anti-foreclosure activism emerging in some of the US cities he will be visiting, including Washington, DC.
The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, based in Cape Town, South Africa, was formed in November 2000 with the aim of fighting evictions, water cut-offs and poor health services, obtaining free electricity, securing decent housing, and opposing police brutality.
The AEC is currently an umbrella body for over 15 community organizations, crisis committees, and concerned residents’ movements who have come together to organize and demand their rights to basic services.
Africa Action and the Institute for Policy Studies will be cohosting this discussion and lunch-in. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Michael Stulman at Michael [dot] Stulman [at] africaaction.org or 202-546-7961.