THE PEOPLE’S RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS: AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO (SOUTH AFRICA) AND THE NATIONAL UNION OF THE HOMELESS (USA)
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April 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The People’s Forum is convening a recurring online space to hear and discuss current analysis and reports from leaders of people’s movements and organizations in the US and across the world.
We know that the COVID-19 crisis only exacerbates the existing crises and contradictions that define life under capitalism and imperialism. How do those who are without shelter, or living in precarious shelters, practice precautionary measures during a pandemic? What can we learn from the experiences and leadership of organizations of the poor and dispossessed who have been fighting not just against the conditions of this current crisis, but against the permanent crisis of capitalism? We will host a powerful exchange between two organizations who fight for the basic right of human dignity —Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dwellers) Movement in South Africa, and the National Union of the Homeless in the United States.
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S’bu ZikodeS’bu Zikode is founder and President of Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement in South Africa, which has more than 50,000 dues-paying members. In December 2009 Bishop Rubin Phillip conferred the Order of the Holy Nativity on him. He was the first non-Anglican to be honored in this way. In 2013, 2014 and … Read More ›
Savina MartinSavina Martin is a lifelong activist and organizer from Massachusetts. She is an Army Veteran, and over the years has mobilized and organized around the war on drugs affecting homeless men, women and veterans in Boston and San Diego, CA. In 1993, she helped to coordinate resources to refurbish an … Read More ›
Anthony PrinceAnthony Prince is the General Counsel for the California Homeless Union/Statewide Organizing Council, an attorney in the state of California and the Co-Chair of the California Poor People’s Campaign. He was a founding and leading member of the National Union of the Homeless and its Chicago/Gary Indiana local chapter in … Read More ›