Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion of the movie PUSH
Refreshments @ 6 PM
Film Screening @ 6:30 PM
Panel Discussion to follow @ 8 PM
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Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unlivable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster.
The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s traveling 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.
Join us for a FREE screening and panel discussion on Thursday, February 27, where we'll be talking about housing (in)justice and some of the ways that people and communities are fighting back.
Room 307, Ryerson School of the Image Arts (122 Bond Street, Toronto)
6pm-9pm on Thursday, February 27
The building and screening theatre is wheelchair accessible.
There is a gender-neutral bathroom on the same floor.
The film does not have closed captioning available* and there will unfortunately be no ASL interpretation for the discussion afterwards.
Vegetarian refreshments will be provided before the screening, as food and drink are not permitted in IMA307.
*Cinema Politica is working on securing captions for future screenings. We apologize to all those affected.
Cinema Politica Ryerson hosts and disseminates political screenings as a platform for critical community and student engagement to provoke and advance Ryerson's social justice culture. We have an open, inclusive, accessible membership base hosting documentary screenings throughout the academic year that address a vast range of social issues.
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