A generational investment in housing and renters’ rights is necessary not only to reverse these trends, but to address the growing contribution of housing to greenhouse gas emissions.
We need a Green New Deal for housing. Join Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Nikil Saval to talk about how we can guarantee green, affordable housing for all.
Join us on Zoom. Register in advance for this event: bit.ly/GND4ALL
Nikil Saval is a father, writer and community organizer, who was the first Asian American to be elected ward leader in Philadelphia. He’s proud to be raising his son, Ishaan, in South Philly with his wife, Shannon. In 2009, he organized boycotts with UNITE HERE against luxury hotel developers to fight for the rights of housekeepers. In 2013, he won back jobs for 1,000 cafeteria workers and noontime aides who had been laid off because of Corbett’s budget cuts to the Philadelphia School District. In 2016 he was a leader in the Bernie Sanders campaign and he co-founded Reclaim Philadelphia. In 2018, he organized campaigns to fight for change in the Democratic Party and became elected as ward leader of the Second Ward.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an award-winning author on race and inequality as well as Black politics and social movements in the United States. Her books include From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. She has a forthcoming book titled Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press). Taylor’s writing has been published in the New York Times