Rents are still rising. More of us are being evicted from our homes every week. Yet our governments are clearly telling us they're not going to do anything about it.
Electoral pressure is important. So are submissions and petitions. But it's time now to engage directly in civil disobedience to resist evictions into homelessness.
We are directly training supporters and volunteers to engage in non-violent direct action to resist landlords who unreasonably attempt to evict people onto the street.
Please join us for a free training session on the afternoon of Sunday, 1 October from 3pm to 5:30pm, where we'll talk through some of our previous anti-eviction protest actions, and share practical skills and strategies on how we plan to resist further evictions.
Afternoon tea provided. Venue and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know via email at [email protected] if you'd like us to arrange an AUSLAN interpreter for you to be able to participate in this session.
We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, and that there can be no true housing justice in a colonial city without centering First Nations peoples' demands for sovereignty, justice and land back.
A note on privacy, security culture and legal ramifications: There are many ways to support and participate in anti-eviction direct actions without breaking the law. It's perfectly legal to attend a training session like this, and this session will not be inciting or encouraging anyone to participate in illegal activity. We're collecting contact details of attendees so we can cater properly, let you know about changes to event details, and keep you in the loop about future actions, but we are also very mindful about the importance of keeping personal information secure and respecting peoples' privacy. We ask that attendees do not take photos or videos at this event.