DAYS OF RAGE 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
What is Days of Rage?
Los Angeles is in an out of control eviction crisis. In the past year alone, homelessness has risen 23% — 2,000 more are expected to be on the streets by the end of 2017. As thousands face displacement and are forced to relocate to new cities, countless others live in overcrowded homes experiencing neglect and abuse by city officials and landlords. Our nightmare is the result of corrupt property owners, predatory developers, and a city government that wants to sell out our communities for profit. From this landscape, a renters rights movement has formed. We stand against the racist and classist forced removal of our communities and we are here to stay! From October 19th – 29th, renters from across the city will come together for eleven days to tell the city we’ve had ENOUGH! NO MORE EVICTIONS! HOUSING RIGHTS FOR ALL!
In the coming weeks, each Los Angeles Tenants Union local and our allies will conduct a “Day of Rage” action to draw attention to the different aspects of neglect, abuse, and injustice wrought by landlords, developers, and officials in Los Angeles and beyond. If you believe housing is a human right, join us for the DAYS OF RAGE!
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/283884342102866
LIST OF EVENTS:
DAYS OF RAGE KICKOFF
THUR 10/19 • 10:30 AM
“NO MORE EVICTIONS”
Join the LA Tenants Union at the big “million dollar” trade show and landlording conference for a press conference outside this opportunistic celebration of tenants’ struggles. Join us as we remind those who would exploit our city that we are not there to “stuff their mailboxes full of money”. Join us as we make it clear that we are not prey for vultures and are here to stay!
Gilbert Lindsey Plaza
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
SAT 10/21 • 1:00 PM
“ENOUGH WITH LANDLORD HARASSMENT”
Low-income and people of color are being harassed out of their homes in Venice and the Westside! Come say join us in saying “Enough with landlord harassment” as we march the streets of the Oakwood neighborhood all the way to the beach.
767 California Ave, Venice, CA 90291
SUN 10/22 • 10:30 AM
“DECENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, RESPECT, & JUSTICE!”
Join the action and community gathering to talk about the housing crisis in Oxnard that we can defeat if we organize!
We will walk from Seabreeze apartments to Kamala park to gather and distribute housing rights information and share about our experiences in organizing. We will also explore the question, what can we do instead of calling the police when there are neighborhood problems.
767 California Ave, Venice, CA 90291
3610 Samuel Ave, Oxnard Ca 93033
SECTION 8 LOTTERY ENROLLMENT
TUE 10/24 • ALL DAY
Section 8 is a federal rental assistance program that gives housing subsidies to low-income individuals and families. The Section 8 Wait List Lottery will be open in LA for the first time in 13 years! 20,000 families will be chosen from the lottery to get Section 8.
On October 24th, LATU will be helping renters by offering open hours for Lottery enrollment in five local chapters. Join us! We’ll be there to help you with all parts of the application.
RSVP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/5KlNC47iOqPFwAQ12
SEE EVENT FOR DETAILS:
WED 10/25 • 4:15 PM
“STOP DISPLACEMENT OF MARIACHIS!”
Can you afford an $800 rent increase? Well neither can the tenants and mariachis in Boyle Heights. BJ Turner, the owner of several properties in the city and in particular one in Boyle heights raised the rent by 80% last January. The tenants (of which many are mariachis) asked to negotiate a reasonable rent increase and when he refused began a rent strike. BJ Turner doesn’t want to come to Boyle Heights or meet with the tenants so we are going to his neighborhood in Rancho Park. Join us to ask BJ Turner to meet with the tenants and negotiate a fair rent increase. Stop the displacement and the eviction of the tenants!
346 S Gless St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Corner of Pico Blvd/Manning Ave. in Rancho Park
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ACTION
THUR 10/26 • 3:30 PM
“Vivienda, si! Desalojo, no!”
This will be a fun action for everyone — extroverts and introverts.
Wear L.A. Tenants Union t-shirts if you have them! Bring Metro fare (we suggest getting a day pass which costs $7). If you won’t be riding on the Orange Line as part of the theatre action, we have tabling options at the North Hollywood and Van Nuys stops. Some free parking is available in the Southeast corner of the North Hollywood lot or on surrounding streets.
We will be flyering, tabling, and acting out scenes of displacement. We hope to educate Metro riders on the growing problem of transit-oriented displacement in the SFV, evictions, landlord abuse, rising homelessness and rent — all of which tend to disproportionately affect people of color, LGBTQ, undocumented, and working class communities — and how joining the L.A. Tenants Union can help empower us to know our rights and fight back!
North Hollywood Red Line Station at Lankershim Train Depot
5391 Lankershim Blvd WEST, North Hollywood, CA 91601
FRI 10/27 • 8:30 AM
“PASS THE BALL TO CITY HALL”
Press conference at HCID and march to City Council. HCID has failed to protect tenants in Los Angeles, but our demands are not going away! Join Vybe as we pass the ball to City Hall.
S Figueroa St & 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
FRI 10/27 • 4:30 PM
“HOMES NOT HOTELS”
Protesting the eviction of Hollywood residents from rent-controlled and affordable housing to make way for hotels and AirBnB.
6500 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
SOUTH LA ACTION
SAT 10/28 • 11-1:00 PM
“STREET OUTREACH 101”
Does the thought of starting a conversation with complete stranger frighten you? Do you barely speak to your neighbors? Come to the South LA locals’ street outreach training and learn fundamental skills to help you start conversations with your neighbors about tenant rights and the tenant rights movement that’s exploding across the city! Getting to know your neighbors is the first step towards defending your right to stay in your neighborhood! Don’t let the developers and the slum landlords win! Join members of the South LA local at the South/East corner of Vermont and Florence Avenues where we will role play outreach scenarios before heading out into the neighborhood to door knock and meet our neighbors!
W Florence Ave & S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044
(on the South/East Corner)
SUN 10/29 • 2:30 PM
Ending march/procession through Highland Park… more to come.
Ave 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042