Documentary film screening of PUSH


September 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Grand Lake Theater

There will be a documentary film screening of PUSH with former United Nations Housing Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha on solutions to Oakland’s housing crisis. The screening will be followed by a discussion, and will be a great opportunity to learn about ways you can get active in the fight to make housing as a human right this election cycle and beyond.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot

Fife’s District 3 Office is co-hosting alongside Moms 4 Housing, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE Action), Oakland Tenants Union, Centro Legal de la Raza, Housing Rights Committee, Berkeley Tenants Union, Alameda Renters Coalition, East Bay Community Law Center and it is sponsored by the Community Ready Corps (CRC).

PUSH Synopsis

Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a new kind of monster.

The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she travels the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” says Leilani.
Important Details

* Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot

** We will be asking for $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

*** We ask everyone to wear masks while in the theater.


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