A twelve hour course to explore your values, intersectional identity, and
how to make ethically-informed decisions on your housing journey.
"Allyship and Housing Justice is a course designed for anyone living in the US. Whether you are a renter or owner, live alone or in co-housing, want to buy land or give it all back - there is content here that will make you think deeply and differently about what it means to feel secure in your housing, what equity in housing *could* look like, what systems and structures keep us bound instead of liberated, and most importantly, ways we can all get free. If you are feeling the call to reimagine private property, to rethink zoning restrictions, to redress predatory practices, and to reinvest in community, this course has something for you.”
Allyship and Housing Justice is a twelve hour course over multiple weeks dedicated to unpacking our socialization and positionality related to our personal journeys and relationships to housing. We explore the housing crisis and what we can each do to combat it.
Come investigate collective ideas about housing, property, ownership, and the need to further explore and live into alternatives. How has your personal housing journey shaped and limited your ability to dream beyond what you have experienced? What equitable solutions are available? Is there a way to own property or collect rent in an ethical and equitable way? With rents rising, affordable housing stock diminishing and the broader housing crisis, we look at how we can all take action to mitigate some of the pressing issues, both current and historical.
We’ll unpack these issues together and think about how to be a property owner with a social justice conscience, and radical ideas like rental equity, redistributive practices such as LandBack and more. This course is not a one size fits all prescription, but rather a rich discourse about how to live and engage housing ideas in society with empathy and progressive goals. We want to preserve the character of our neighborhoods, resist gentrification, and combat eviction and houselessness. Together, we’ll think about the large and small ways we can activate change.
Originally titled Allyship in Ownership, the first iteration of the course was intended to analyze and avoid discriminatory and overly punative rental practices with folks who currently own and rent out property or plan to. We immediately recognized the need to broaden the invite to anyone interested in housing justice. People with a myriad of different types of housing experiences are interested in the topic of housing justice, and we need everyone in the struggle to create a reality with housing for all.
We specialize in breaking down challenging topics and complex concepts into manageable and illuminating pieces. We prioritize intimacy and make learning to act as an ally deeply personal. This course will be an opportunity to do some inner work, grow as a person, ask hard questions, and be a force for change in your community. Join Justice Movement founders, Natalie and Danya as they guide you through a deep dive into allyship, housing justice and accountability.
What to Expect
In addition to the 3 hour sessions once per week, for a total of 12 hours of facilitated learning and connecting, participants can expect to make time for homework in the way of journaling, reflection, reading and/or listening assignments between session as well as ‘pod’ or small groups - that meet up once/week between meetings.
At Justice Movement we strive to vary our teaching methods and keep things interesting and accessible for a variety of learning styles. We rarely lecture or talk for a long time, and lean heavily on intimate small group sharing, images and tools, and a variety of media (podcasts, articles, videos, poems, etc) for homework. We take breaks during long sessions, and encourage everyone to do what their body needs in order to focus. We also welcome your participation, and love to share the mic. Please let us know if you need specific accommodations, learning tools, or support in order to stay engaged and participate as comfortably as possible.
We offer investment options based on your personal circumstances. This course is offered at a Sliding Scale of from $0-$720+. For a breakdown of where you might fall, go here 'How much should I pay for a sliding scale course'. These options are suggestions and your contribution allows us to continue practicing radical hospitality and offering all of our courses completely sliding scale. If you are unable to contribute financially, or if there is a different amount that works better for you, feel free to choose a custom amount to contribute. Payment plans are also welcome. All investment options are integrated into the registration form below.
Sliding scale $0 - $720+
Redistributive: $720+ (pay it forward and help another participant's ability to partake. If you are able and keen to pay for more than one guest pass let us know.)
Guest Pass (based on financial need)
Payment Plan (choose this option and write us with a plan that will work for you)
Custom: An amount that honors the value of the course based on your budget
The creation of this course was funded by a Thriving Communities Grant awarded to the Tucson Alliance for Housing Justice (TAHJ) through the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Once facilitation and admin costs are covered portions of your tuition will go to the Tucson Alliance for Housing Justice’s ongoing work, The Tohono O’odham Housing Fund, and the 0% Loan Fund.
You can also make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Tucson Alliance For Housing Justice.
Next Training Dates
- Saturdays 2:00pm-5:00pm (pacific time) Nov 4, 11 & Dec 2, 9
Keen to join this course but the dates above won't work for you? Fill out our contact form and mention which courses you are interested in and you will be the first to know when new dates are set.
LIVE ON ZOOM - these discussions will not be recorded, as recording can limit some folks desire to engage. Presentations will be available for each session.