- November 18th – “All Mod Cons? Young People and the Private Rented Sector”. “‘All Mod Cons?’ is a photo exhibition, hosted by We’re Not Leaving, that examines the issues facing Young People in the Rental Sector.
As well as the Photo Exhibition the evening will include the launch of We’re Not Leaving’s Housing Policy Proposal, a couple of short talks about particular aspects of the housing crisis including the wonderful Father Peter McVerry, and some exciting interactive elements.
The photographs are to be submitted by young people in order to share their personal experiences of the rental sector. If you are interested in submitting a photograph please find more details via com/AllModCons.
We’re Not Leaving is a youth movement of students, precarious worker, the young unemployed and combinations of all three. It campaigns around issues facing young people in Ireland today (including housing, internship culture and cuts to welfare, mental health support and education) that contribute to youth emigration”.
For full details and to RSVP to the event click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/360359150797944/?fref=ts
- November 28th – “Mortgaged Lives Book Launch”. “Housing Action Now is proud to host the launch of the English translation of Mortgaged Lives by Ada Colau and Adrià Alemany, in association with the
Platforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca
(PAH – Platform for People Affected by Mortgages).
Mortgaged Lives is both an account of successful collective action, and a how-to guide for citizen’s movements; providing tools and approaches for united response to imposed crisis. It details the spectacular rise of the PAH; a Spanish organisation that has mobilised on a massive scale and helped tens of thousands of Spanish citizens who have been evicted from their homes, shackled with debt and brought to breaking-point by neoliberal banking and political structures.
The book also discusses the strategies necessary to create and maintain an effective egalitarian social movement that can empower individuals through support and organisation.
This FREE event is co-hosted by two activists from the PAH, Jenifer González and Javier Arizmendi and along with the book launch there will be time for discussion about lessons from Spain and organising around the housing situation in Ireland.
Event location on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/oauNR
Housing Action Now (HAN) is a collective of community workers, researchers and activists concerned with the growing housing crisis in Ireland.
HAN is a member of the European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and The City”.
For full details and to RSVP to the event click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/727594170650624/
The Social Work Action Network Ireland is delighted to support both of these events and will continue to engage collaboratively with grassroots groups such as these on the issue of housing and homelessness in Ireland. Representatives of SWAN Ireland will be attending both events and we hope to see you there!