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Tenants United Podcast is a podcast about tenant organizing! We interview members of tenant unions from across the country to share tips and tactics for new organizers. Contact us at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @TenantsPod. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast.

Tenants United Podcast is a podcast about tenant organizing! We interview members of tenant unions from across the country to share tips and tactics for new organizers. Contact us at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @TenantsPod. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast.

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Tenants United Podcast is a podcast about tenant organizing! We interview members of tenant unions from across the country to share tips and tactics for new organizers. Contact us at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @TenantsPod. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast.

Twitter:

@TenantsPod

Language:

English


Episodes

The Housing Question: Commodification of Housing

3/19/2021
This is the second episode in our "The Housing Question" series! In this series, we'll discuss various topics from housing theories and how they relate to tenant organizing. This episode is about the commodification of housing and why housing for profit can never provide housing for all. Resources for further reading: Capital City by Samuel Stein, 2019 In Defense of Housing by David Madden and Peter Marcuse, 2016 Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance by Raquel Rolnik,...

Duration:00:15:22

Houston Tenants Union

2/26/2021
Zoey and Mac from the Houston Tenants Union in Texas join to talk about how their union got started and how they approach tenant organizing campaigns. Houston Tenants Union Website: https://www.houstontenantsunion.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonTenantsUnion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoustonTenants Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast Interested in coming on the show, or just want to reach out? Send us an email at...

Duration:00:47:56

The Housing Question: Housing Crisis Narratives

12/11/2020
This is the first episode in our new "The Housing Question" series! In this series, we'll discuss various topics from housing theories and how they relate to tenant organizing. This episode is about the dominant housing crisis narratives that are constructed by the ruling classes and how we can challenge them through alternative narratives and organizing. Resources for further reading: In Defense of Housing by David Madden and Peter Marcuse, 2016 "The politics of crisis: Deconstructing...

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 5: Palm Beach County Tenants Union

11/20/2020
Crystal, Adam, and Deidre from the Palm Beach County Tenants Union (PBCTU) share how their union was formed, including personal stories about how Crystal and Deidre organized with their own neighbors. PBCTU Website: https://www.pbctu.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pbctenantsrising/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pbctenantsunion Learn more about ATUN here: https://atun-rsia.org/ Intro song: Apocalypse Now (& Later) by Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers Closing song: The...

Duration:00:50:47

Episode 4: Los Angeles Tenant Union

11/6/2020
Three organizers from the Los Angeles Tenant Union (LATU) join the show to talk about housing in LA, the history of LATU, and what the union has been working on as they've grown. LATU Website: https://latenantsunion.org/en/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latenantsunion Twitter: https://twitter.com/LATenantsUnion Learn more about ATUN here: https://atun-rsia.org/ It's Going Down podcast episode about ATUN:...

Duration:01:06:01

Episode 3: Richmond Tenants Union

10/2/2020
In this episode, we're joined by two organizers from the Richmond Tenants Union in Richmond, VA to talk about how their union formed and discuss their two-pronged approach to tenant organizing and eviction defense. Richmond Tenants Union Website: https://richmondtenantsunion.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichmondTenantsUnion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/richmondtenants Email: richmondtenantsunion@riseup.net Intro song: Staring Out The Window At Your Old Apartment by Jeff...

Duration:00:39:34

Eviction Moratorium Pt. 2: Court Support

9/18/2020
In Part 2 of our 2-part series on evictions and the CDC moratorium, we're joined by Laurie Heer Dale with the Nebraska Volunteer Lawyers Project. We talk about the Tenant Assistant Project in Lincoln, NE, how the project has helped tenants before and during the moratorium, and how others can organize similar projects in their own cities. Nebraska Volunteer Lawyers Project Website: https://nevlp.org/ Lincoln Tenant Assistance Project Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LNKTAP/ Opening song:...

Duration:00:37:54

Eviction Moratorium Pt. 1: Right to Counsel

9/17/2020
In Part 1 of our 2-part series on the CDC's eviction moratorium, we're joined by John Pollock with the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel to talk about the moratorium, why tenants are still being evicted, and how a right to counsel would help. National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel Website: http://civilrighttocounsel.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNCCRC Other Resources CDC Eviction Moratorium Eviction Lab National Housing Law Project National Low Income...

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 2: Tenants United Hyde Park/Woodlawn

9/4/2020
In this episode, two organizers from Tenants United Hyde Park/Woodlawn in Chicago join us to discuss their approach to tenant organizing and how they are building the better world we know is possible. Tenants United Hyde Park/Woodlawn Website: https://www.tenantsunitedchicago.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tenantsunited1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenantsunitedhp Email: tenantsunited.hpwl@gmail.com Intro song: "Diddy Bop" by Noname feat. Raury and Cam O'bi Outro song: "Bye...

Duration:00:42:20

Episode 1: Omaha Tenants United

8/20/2020
On the first episode of Tenants United Podcast, we interview Jade and Lucas, two organizers with Omaha Tenants United. We discuss OTU's history, talk about organizational structure, and share tips for new tenant organizers. Omaha Tenants United Website: https://omahatenantsunited.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OmahaTenantsUnited Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmahaTenants Email: omahatenantsunited@protonmail.com Intro song: "Comrades" by Bambu Outro song: "Welcome to the Party"...

Duration:00:49:42