Our vision is to decommodify land and housing so that all people can exercise their right to live, work, and gather together. The problem is that the law legitimizes the practice of treating land and housing as commodities. The dominant model of real estate ownership and speculation drives inequality, the racial wealth gap, and ecosystem destruction. The solution is to challenge the deeply entrenched legal doctrines and cultural norms that make us believe that land justice and universal housing is impossible.
In this webinar, Hope Williams - the Law Center's Director of Resident Empowerment - will share how our Radical Real Estate Law School teaches Property Law and how our syllabus empowers our legal apprentices (and hopefully others) to think more creatively and compassionately than if they were learning in a traditional law school format.
This teach-in will be recorded and posted on our blog. If you need Spanish Language or American Sign Language interpretation, please email Tia (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Subject Line "Interpretation Request - for [mm/dd/yyyy] event." We will do our best to accommodate your request.
About the Presenter
Hope is a legal apprentice at the Sustainable Economies Law Center! She is excited to finally begin her path to becoming an attorney advocate that helps black and brown marginalized communities. Devoted to housing rights and organizing people power to fight the oppressive white supermacist regime, Hope spends most of her time making sure that the law is accessible to the people. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelors in Political Science. As the Assistant Director of their legal center, she organized events that revolved around housing, immigration, and mass incarceration. During and after school, Hope worked for one of the most powerful unions in the world: Local 2 UniteHere!. They trained her on how to boycott, organize, and agitate. She has been arrested twice with them.