PAH participated at the Left Forum 2015 NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism and Democracy. The Forum took place May 29 – May 31, 2015 (The John Jay College, City University of New York). PAH presence was possible thanks to the invitation of Rosa Luxemburg New York.
PAH presence at the conference consisted in the participation in 2 panels:
Building a Global Solidarity Movement
Center for Place, Culture, and Politics CUNY Graduate Center David Scheller
Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH)
South Asian Solidarity Network
University of Murcia
Whose City? Our City!
Fighting Gentrification in the U.S. & Europe
Right to the City Alliance, Executive Director
Causa Justa : Just Cause, Program Co-Director
PAH, Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca
Recht auf Stadt/Right to the City, German
We also screened the documentary 7 Days at PAH Barcelona (http://www.comandovideo.net/sisepuede-english/).
Our participation at the Forum allowed us to learn about other countries and organizations fights at the same time that allowed us to spread our work and generate network with other housing organizations around the world.
From NY PAH went to Montreal to learn about the incredible Housing Cooperative of Milton Park (http://www.miltonparc.org/en/). An inspiring project and victory that proves that other alternative ways to access housing, rather than rent and ownership, are possible. In this PDF (http://www.miltonparc.org/English.pdf) you can learn about their fight and is a great guide on how to create a Co-op.
In Montreal we also did a presentation about PAH and the screening of the documentary.