FMTA International Tenants Day - Tenant Summit - 2013

FMTA International Tenants Day - Tenant Summit - 2013

Join the FMTA and ACTO for a Right to Housing Community Forum: International Strategies for Action on  Wednesday October 23rd at 7pm.

 

What will it take to end homelessness? Is a right to housing within our reach?

Come hear success stories from the world-wide movement for the right to adequate housing!

 

SCC 115 – Oakham House

Ryerson University – 63 Gould Street

Closest subway – Dundas Station)

Free

 

This event is part of FMTA's 3rd annual International Tenants Day events in 2013.


What is International Tenants Day?

International Tenants Day is an annual event coordinated by the Swedish-based International Union of Tenants. It aims to promote tenant rights around the world while creating awareness of tenant issues.

International Tenants Day takes place on October 7th this year, but events in Toronto are being held on October 23rd.

 

Our speakers:

 

Fiona King is Senior Policy Officer at Shelter Scotland based in Edinburgh. Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness and has been campaigning for housing rights for the past 40 years. In 2003, Scotland introduced legislation providing for an enforceable legal right to housing.

 

Miloon Kothari is an outspoken critic of the countries and institutions that see the neo-liberal and military/security policies as a means to achieving democracy and human rights. Formerly UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on adequate housing (2000-2008), he is also the convener of the Habitat International Coalition's Housing and Land Rights Network. Miloon lives in Delhi, India.

 

Rob Robinson is co-founder of the Take Back the Land National Movement and a member of the US Human Rights Network. He is a member of the Human Right to Housing program at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (US). Rob spent two and a half years homeless in Miami and ten months in a New York City homeless shelter and has been in the housing movement in New York City since 2007.

 

Organized by the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, Federation of Metro Tenants Associations and the Right to Housing Coalition Ontario. This venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information please contact dirksy@lao.on.ca  www.acto.ca

 

Transit tokens will be provided by FMTA – please email fmta@torontotenants.org or call 416-646-1772 to confirm your transit needs.