Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 21, 7-9pm
Through an evening of discussion, join us to explore the possibilities and limitations of law, litigation, and policy change in effecting true housing justice in NYC. Our panel will discuss the role that attorneys can and should play in the movement, and whether housing justice is possible in a city where housing is a human right but property rights are king. Discussion will also imagine how tenant protections could be strengthened through the right to counsel and other means.
Panelists include: Afua Atta-Mensah, director of litigation at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center; Paris Baldacci, professor and director of the Housing Rights Clinic at Cardozo Law School; and Pavita Krishnaswamy, deputy director of litigation at South Brooklyn Legal Services. This panel is moderated by Jean Stevens, staff attorney at CAMBA Legal Services in Brooklyn.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to discuss the ideas presented and share feedback and questions in a moderated discussion session.