Around the country, in regions as different as Buffalo-Niagara and the Bay Area of California, advocates are fighting to make their cities more equitable and sustainable. At the heart of these campaigns are efforts to create and preserve more affordable housing, to prevent displacement, to gain community control over land, and to create public transit systems that are affordable, comprehensive, and guided by the voices of transit riders.
Urban Habitat is an innovative non-profit headquartered in Oakland. Their work is focused on housing and transportation justice policy advocacy. Complementing the campaign work is a nationally renowned program that trains grassroots leaders to serve on local boards and commissions and advance the advocacy goals through that service. Current housing campaigns include just cause eviction and rent control. At the same time, Urban Habitat is fighting to increase regional funding to put more local transit service on the streets, particularly bus service for low-income communities of color, youth, seniors, and working class communities.
Join leaders from Urban Habitat for two sessions on lessons learned from their campaigns on Friday, July 13. Sign up for one or both sessions. The first session on Housing Justice is at 12 pm and the second session on Transportation Justice is at 1:30 pm. Space is limited so an RSVP is required. Reserve your seat by July 10 with Jalonda Hill, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both discussions will be held in the Buffalo Commons, 617 Main Street, Floor 3R, Buffalo, NY 14203.