A night of films celebrating the struggle for decent housing in our communities
7.30pm til late, Saturday 26 April
St. Matthew’s Tenants Hall, 10 St. Matthew’s Rd, SW2 1NH
Drinks and other refreshments will be available
With homelessness on the rise, one in ten London homes overcrowded, rents far outstripping earnings, and private landlords running amok, the housing crisis in the capital is deepening. Join us for a reminder of what can be achieved through collective action against these problems.
We’ll be showing a series of short films which give an insight into housing activism, past and present, and provide acknowledgment and encouragement both to those who are precariously housed and those fighting to combat this social ill. They will include contemporary projects, such as the campaign to save and expand social housing in Cressingham Gardens, and inspirational examples from recent history, such as the co-operative living spaces established by the Brixton Faeries in the 1970s.
There will also be an opportunity to hear from activists and local residents and to discuss how we begin to build a movement that can demand the right to decent housing for all.