Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign’s U.S. Housing and Human Rights Tour (FULL SCHEDULE)

17 11 2009

November 10-December 1, 2009

November 10-12: Chicago, IL

  • Wednesday, November 10: Arrive at O’Hare International Airport
  • Wednesday, November 11:
  1. Tour of Woodlawn with STOP (unconfirmed)
  2. Speaking event at the University of Chicago, “Housing is a Human Right” at 7:30 p.m. in Harper 104
  • Thursday, November 12:
  1. Visit with Southside Together Organizing in Woodlawn (unconfirmed)
  2. Fly to Bay Area via SFO

November 13-15: San Francisco Bay Area, CA:

  • Friday, November 13:
  1. “This is not the freedom we fought for: Poor Peoples movements in post-apartheid South Africa,” Talk at University of California-Berkley’s Center for African Studies (CAS) 10-11:30 am in 652 Barrows
  2. San Francisco Housing Organizers meeting 6:30pm in the basement, SF Community Land Trust, 55 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 94111
  • Saturday, November 14:
  1. Community Event in Oakland (unconfirmed)
  • Sunday, November 15:
  1. Fly to Washington, D.C.


November 16-17: Baltimore, MD/Washington D.C.

  • Monday, November 16:
  1. Red Emma’s Presents an Evening of Discussion and Solidarity with Ashraf Cassiem at 7pm at 2640 St. Paul Street (http://redemmas.org/uploads/posters/aec.jpg)
  • Tuesday, November 17:
  1. 12-1pm Santita Jackson Show (312 342 7113)
  2. Lunch at the Institute for Policy Studies hosted by Africa Action, ”Housing Struggles World Wide” 12-2 pm at Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 (http://www.africaaction.org/events/index.php?op=view&eventid=2051)
  3. Meet with David Moshenberg from Tenants Workers United (TWU) at 837 22nd Street (22nd and I street) @ 2:30-4:30pm
  4. “Housing Struggles World Wide” Panel Discussion, 5:30-7:30pm, Real Time Africa, 4000 Chesapeake St NW Washington, DC 20016 (http://www.africaaction.org/events/index.php?op=view&eventid=2071)


November 18-19: New York City, NY

  • Wednesday, November 18:
  1. Travel to New York City by bus
  2. 10:45-11:30am WPFW Africa Now program
  3. 6pm Meet with activists from Movement for Justice en El Barrio, 125 E. 105th St. (between Park & Lexington), near #6 number 6 stop at E. 103rd St.
  • Thursday, November 19:
  1. 12-5pm Tour Harlem with Picture the Homeless, 2427 Morris avenue, Bronx (near 4 or D train stops at Fordham Rd)
  2. Speaking event at the Brecht Forum, “This is not the freedom we fought for: Poor Peoples movements in post-apartheid South Africa” at 7:30 p.m.


November 20-22, Boston/Springfield, MA:

  • Friday, November 20:
  1. Travel to Boston by bus
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology @ 12:30-2pm, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 10-485, Cambridge, MA 02138
  3. Emerson College @ 3-5pm, Walker Building Rm 233, 120 Boylston St, Boston, MA
  4. Dinner with Bank Tenants Association at City Life/Vida Urbana @ 6pm, 284 Amory Street, 1st floor
  • Saturday, November 21:
  1. Alliance to Develop Power @ 12pm, ” South African activist to share strategies with ADP leaders,” 130 Union Street, Springfield, MA
  2. Speaking event at Encuentro 5,

Sunday, November 22: Travel to Miami

November 22-25: Miami, FL

  • Monday, November 23:
  1. Tour Miami neighborhoods with Low Income Families Fighting Together Tenant (unconfirmed)
  2. Strategic Dialogue with Miami Housing organizers 3-5pm (location?)
  3. Talk at the Miami Workers Center 6-8pm (location?)
  • Tuesday, November 24:
  1. Tour Miami with Take Back the Land @ 9am
  2. Strategic Dialogue with Take Back the Land @ 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 25: meet with Power U (unconfirmed)
  • Thursday, November 26: Fly from Miami to Chicago, IL

November 25-30, Chicago, IL: Thursday November 26 – Sunday 28

November 29-December 1, Milwaukee, WI:

  • Sunday, November 29: Drive to Milwaukee, WI
  • Monday, November 30: Speaking event at University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, “Housing is a Human Right: Fighting evictions from Cape Town to Milwaukee” (location /time?)
  • Tuesday, December 1: Drive to Chicago, IL
  • Wednesday, December 2: Depart from O’Hare to Cape Town, South Africa
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