At the Bay Area Town Hall on Environmental Justice and Renters Rights, Asian, Black, Latino and immigrant communities impacted by pollution and displacement will discuss statewide solutions for clean air and renter protections with local legislators.
APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network) co-hosts this important event with California Environmental Justice Alliance, Causa Justa Just Cause, Tenants Together, special guest Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and others TBA.
How does housing justice prevent displacement and fight climate change?
Climate justice and housing justice are deeply connected. The climate and housing crises hit low-income communities and communities of color first and worst, and the solutions to both must start with these communities.
As economic development and displacement impact where our communities live, work, and play, our most vulnerable communities are concentrated in the most under-resourced and politically marginalized neighborhoods. Strategies for climate resilience must include policies such as stronger renter and tenant protections to prevent displacement, and investments in safe and affordable housing. Fighting displacement creates climate-resilient communities.
Food, screenprinting, and interpretation will be available.
Please contact Mari Rose Taruc at firstname.lastname@example.org to co-sponsor or ask any questions. Invite your friends on Facebook!
Friday, May 12, 6-8 PM
Fruitvale Senior Center
3301 E. 12th St., Ste. 201
(near Fruitvale BART, above Citibank)