ACORN: #RENTERSRISING workshop
Sunday, October 9, 2016
#RENTERSRISING – A community organising workshop which launched the #rentersunion.
Renters pay the most, to live in the worst conditions, with the least security.
We need a union to give us a voice, defend our rights and fight for better.
“ACORN, the community union, launched in 2014 and has now grown to a network of more than 15,000 people. We have won over £100,000 in home repairs, stopped people being evicted and signed politicians, landlords and letting agents up to our Ethical Lettings Charter, guaranteeing standards for thousands of properties.” (2016)
This workshop covered the fundamentals of campaigning and community organising. By the end of the day we put in place a real campaign strategy to take on rogue landlords and letting agents and the Government that encourages them.
Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today. Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.