Thanks to the Global Action Project’s Movement History Timeline Technology, the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition was able to create an online, interactive timeline of the NYC Tenant Movement. We also created curriculum to help you teach and facilitate a workshop or session on the history of the tenant movement. The goal of the training is to share lessons about the NYC Tenant Movement, as well as to equip you with tools to take this back to your communities and your work. We hope the training will remind us there is a vast and powerful history that should be accessible to all of us, to honor those who came before us, to inspire us to act and to hold us accountable to our future which is as bright as we make it. The training will be in English, but the timeline and the curriculum are also available in Spanish.
The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition is made up of tenant organizing groups, tenant advocates, homeless advocates, senior advocates, disability advocates, academics, legal services organizations and more! We led the campaign that resulted in the passage of Local Law 136, which ensures that low-income tenants are represented in eviction cases by attorneys when they defend their rights and their homes. The Coalition is actively organizing and advocating while this law is being phased in.
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