Our recent LA Congress was a huge success. Over 150 delegates attended the Congress, including RTC member delegates from across the country, reps from allied organizations, LA community members, unions, and resource allies. Over two days we exchanged organizing models, educated each other on the political conditions in LA and around the country and movement strategies needed to build the cities of our dreams, and we mobilized in the streets fighting to save our homes from Fannie Maw and putting an end to the MTA’s transit development that displaces low income families and destroys neighborhoods.
To learn more about what happened at the LA Congress, watch these fantastic video recaps of each day! Hope you can join us at future congresses!
Day 1 Recap:
Day 2 Recap:
DISCUSSION & PANEL WITH PROFESSOR DAVID HARVEY:
A major highlight of our recent Urban Congress in LA was a special discussion and panel with esteemed scholar and author of Rebel Cities: from Right to the City to Revolution, Professor David Harvey. The panel also featured Right to the City founders Gihan Perera, Gilda Haas, and Leonardo Vilchis as well as Florian Hohenstatt from Right to the City Hamburg, Germany. The discussion focused on the fight for urban democracy in the US and abroad, questions regarding movement strategy, and analysis of the current conditions of cities and urban communities. You can watch the full panel on our UStream channel at the link below.
Watch the video of David Harvey & RTC founders’ panel HERE – panel begins at approx 30 minutes:
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