Allyship in Ownership
A four week course to explore how to align your values with your role as a property owner and/or landlord. We will build relationships, investigate difficult histories, share thoughts and experiences, and consider how to do things better. Property owners and small landlords are in a unique position to make a direct impact on the housing crisis. Come find your own way to be part of the solution.
Allyship in Ownership is a 4 week course dedicated to discussing what it means to own property and collect rent in an ethical and equitable way. With rents going up dramatically and the increasing housing crisis, we look at how property owners can take action to mitigate some of the pressing issues, both current and historical.
Folks come into being a landlord in a variety of ways-whether intentional or unexpected- and property ownership comes with a myriad of issues. We’ll unpack these issues together from what to do when things go awry without engaging the criminal justice system, how to be a property owner with a social justice conscience, 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 for property owners and landlords to investigate how to do the job 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.
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 in ownership 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.
* LIVE ON ZOOM - Note these discussions will not be recorded, as recording can limit some folks desire to engage. Presentations will be available for each session.
Please let us know if you have any access needs, specific accommodations, learning tools, or support in order to stay engaged and participate as comfortably as possible.
The creation of this course is being funded by a Thriving Communities Grant awarded to the Tucson Alliance for Housing Justice through the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The grant also provides for free tuition to the course, but Justice Movement welcomes voluntary tuition which helps us practice Radical Hospitality and offer abundant scholarships to all the courses that we offer.
If you feel pulled to offer tuition, we accept funds in the following places:
We have the following Allyship in Ownership Courses scheduled.
PayPal or eTransfer: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Tucson Alliance For Housing Justice website's “Donate”page (coming soon in the meantime email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Tuesdays (5, 12, 19, 26)
5:00-8:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)
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