Socialist Politics in Tenant Organizing

Recorded workshop from the Socialism 2022 Conference

Posted February 11, 2023

This workshop took place at the Socialism 2022 Conference in Chicago on September 4, 2022. Tenant organizers from City Life/Vida Urbana (Boston), Kansas City Tenants Union, and Los Angeles Tenants Union engaged in a deep dialogue about how tenant organizers connect their grassroots project to building socialist consciousness/organization. Speakers focused on strategies for overcoming shame/self-blame, developing members’ capacities for engaging in difficult conversations around oppression, cohering community across differences in the political worldviews/cultures/languages that individuals bring into the organization, building confidence in the power of self-organization, and developing an analysis of housing in capitalism.

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