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Wednesday, September 23 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Housing as a Human Right in the Era of COVID-19

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This panel will address the importance of a right to housing in the era of COVID-19, especially in Black neighborhoods; the need for divestment from policing/prisons and investment in housing initiatives; and strategies for lawyers and organizers demanding the right to housing. Many moratoria on evictions have already expired or will soon, and the recession will increase homelessness substantially. Panelists will discuss the right to adequate housing from the United Nations stance, the racialization of COVID-19 and its connection to homelessness, and policies that support anti-displacement and housing security while reversing growing trends of displacement and homelessness.

Sponsors: NLG Housing Committee, NLG International Committee


Leilani Farha was the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing from 2014 to 2020 and is the Global Director of The Shift.

Jade McDuffie McClary is a Staff Attorney for the Home Preservation Project of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and a member of the NLG Housing and Homelessness Committee.

Leah Simon-Weisberg is the Legal Director for Anti-Displacement and Land Use Programs at ACCE Institute.

Eric Tars, Legal Director of National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Board Member of US Human Rights Network as moderator.

Dominique Walker is a co-founder of Moms 4 Housing based in Oakland, CA and an organizer with ACCE Institute.

Wednesday September 23, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
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