The Rents Eats First: Housing Injustice in NYC

For millions throughout the US, the experience of affordable, stable and adequate housing is precarious at best. Homelessness, eviction, displacement, harassment, overcrowding and disrepair are increasingly common experiences.

The Rents Eats First: Housing Injustice in NYC

Featuring: Student photographers from the United Nations International School Human Rights Project

Presented by

United Nations International School Human Right Project

For millions throughout the US, the experience of affordable, stable and adequate housing is precarious at best. Homelessness, eviction, displacement, harassment, overcrowding and disrepair are increasingly common experiences.

Throughout the summer of 2018, students from UNIS and KIPP investigated housing injustice in New York City. They met with tenant organizers, service providers, academics, advocates and activists working on issues related to housing and human rights. They also listened to and transcribed the stories of people living in homeless shelters, as well as of those who have been displaced, evicted and harassed by landlords in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. Then they created photo essays. In this panel, they will share their photos and their insights.

This panel is part of Photoville Education Day, and open only to participants of this program. To learn more and register, please go here.

ORGANIZATION BIO

The UNIS Human Rights Project is a collaboration between UNIS and over sixty NYC schools, human rights, theatre, cultural and media organizations. The yearlong program is free to all New York City high school students and equips them with the skills to use photography and storytelling to advocate for human rights.

unishumanrightsproject.org

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