Housing is a Human Right! The dignified fight for homes in Mexico City

02/01/2016 - 02/13/2016
New York, NYC, & New England
Join Luis Saracho de María y Campos as he discusses his work with the Unión de Vecinos y Damnificados 19 de Septiembre (UVyD 19), a neighborhood organization that arose from the necessity to build tenant power to recuperate destroyed housing from the infamous September 19th, 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. UVyD 19 continues to organize to defend their human right to housing. Like many neighborhoods in the largest cities in the US, UVyD 19 resides in neighborhoods that face heavy gentrification. Discover how Mexico City tenants organize people power to fight eviction and displacement.

Learn about the network of resistance in Mexico City of which UVyD is part. UVyD is an organization adherent to the Zapatista's Sixth Declaration and are therefore committed to organizing "from below and to the left"; in other words, organizing the have-nots against the forces of capitalism and for collective, democratic control over the issues that affect their lives.