Renters Demand a Green New Deal

Saturday, May 25, 5pm

Carnegie Community Centre

401 Main Street , Vancouver

Hosted by: Vancouver Tenants Union

This meeting and all Vancouver Tenants Union organizing takes place on the unceded and occupied territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam Nations.

Frontline communities and marginalized people will be the hardest hit by climate change, which means a just transition in our society will prioritise their experiences and needs. In our cities, this means that renters and those with insecure housing must be front and centre in any plan that will tackle climate change. A Green New Deal can't deliver economic justice or solidify mass support without tackling housing head-on.

We cannot decarbonize our cities with dense, luxury condos for the rich and out of reach transit costs, nor can we continue an urban sprawl designed to move working people further away from their workplaces, contributing to more time spent in cars. And we certainly can't continue the practices of displacement and gentrification on stolen Indigenous land.

Everyone deserves to live with dignity in a safe, secure, clean, affordable and accessible home.
We reject the speculative market, or that housing can or should be seen as a "commodity" or an avenue to make money.

A Green New Deal must provide Homes for All, a housing guarantee that is built by the people, for the people. This discussion will centre renters to allow us to come up with that plan by considering renters' protections, building public housing supply, fast and free public transit, and other topics. Join us!

*gender neutral washrooms
*wheelchair accessible
*ASL interpretation not currently secured for this event

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 17:00