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Film Screening: This is Parkdale
Tuesday, November 14th @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMFree
Limestone Solidarity Network presents a screening of the Sub.Media and Parkdale Organize! short documentary “This is Parkdale.”
Description: In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced members of their community.
Through months of organizing and a series of escalating actions, working-class people took on the biggest corporate landlord in their neighbourhood… and won.
In an age where gentrification is rapidly transforming the nature and demographics of working-class neighbourhoods in cities across the world, pushing out poorer tenants, people on fixed incomes, immigrant communities and other long-term residents, the story of the Parkdale rent strike offers an important and practical lesson on how we can organize with our neighbours to fight back. RSVP ON FACEBOOK
About Limestone Solidarity Network
Limestone Solidarity Network is a group of tenants and working people in Kingston working together on a direct action, mutual aid model to seek resolution to issues with landlords and bosses. If you’d be interested in getting involved or working with us, leave us a voicemail at 343-884-6823 or e-mail us.
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