Poor Peoples Economic
Human Rights Campaign


Friday, February 12, 2010

National Training in Philadelphia – Feb 12-14th: “Zero Evictions and Foreclosures!”

The snowstorms are over… and the training is on!

“Zero Evictions and Foreclosures!”
National Training in Philadelphia:
Feb. 12th – 14th
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

Atonement Church
1542 E. Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125 (see google map)
267-273-0932 or 267-439-8419
Join PPEHRC for a (rescheduled) weekend of training, networking, and movement building to end poverty. This is also the opening session of our National Education, Organizing, Arts and Culture Center!

Email phillyppehrc@gmail.com to register now! Include name, contact info, organization (if any), number of people you’ll bring, and any special needs you may have.
Housing is a human right!
Friday, Feb. 12th
5 – 8 pm: Arrivals, Unpacking, Dinner
8 – 9 pm: Introductions, Local Struggles & Local Organizing
9 – 10 pm: Role of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience, History of PPEHRC Housing Takeovers & Tent Cities
10 pm: Social time & sleep

Saturday, Feb. 13th
8 am – 9 am: Breakfast
9 – 10 am: PPEHRC Organizing Model
10 am – 1 pm: Visit takeover house
1 pm – 2 pm: Lunch/ Break
2 – 7 pm: WORKSHOP – How to Do Housing Takeovers & Resist Foreclosures
7 – 7:30 pm: Dinner/ Break
7:30 – 8:30 pm: Debrief, Questions
8:30 – 9 pm: Travel to West Philly
9 pm: Party & Fundraiser in West Philly!  4940 Cedar Ave., Phila, PA 19143

Organizing Tools:
Takeover Handbook
Takeover web clips
Land struggles
Tent Cities – current one in CA

Sunday, Feb. 14th
8 – 9 am: Breakfast
9 – 10 am: March to Fulfill the Dream/ May 1st Housing Takeovers/ US Social Forum
10 – 11am: Movement Building – Building relationships with artists, allies, & community groups
11 – 12 pm: Debrief, Questions, Closing
12 pm: Lunch, Departures


Things to bring and consider:
Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend every session of the training since we are dealing with serious situations and are concerned for people’s safety when applying these lessons.
If attending please bring a financial contribution to pay for the Center, food costs, transportation, etc. $15 – $150 suggested donations – no one will be turned away for lack of funds. People with access to organizational resources are asked to give more.
Subway Transportation to the Center ($2 exact change) from 30th St. Station/ Center City: Take the Market/Frankford Line (Blue Line) EASTBOUND towards Frankford and get off at the BERKS stop. Walk south on Front Street. Make a left on Palmer. Make a left on Frankford. Make a right on E. Montgomery Ave. Atonement Church is on your right. See Google Maps Directions from Berks stop to the Center.

Housing is available at the Center. If you are planning on sleeping over, please let us know in advance and bring sleeping bags and warm clothes.

Also, bring writing materials.
Join our Announcements Google Group to stay posted on upcoming events in Philadelphia!

Please email phillyppehrc@gmail.com now to register! Let us know if you would like to film, photograph, or write about the event. We hope to see you soon!
posted by Arun @ 8:47 AM

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