Hosted by Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
Join us November 5th (6 p.m. reception & 7 p.m. program start) for an evening of engagement and conversation, including a reception with refreshments at the Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB). Limited seating available, please buy your tickets ($20) ahead of time.
Synopsis: Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster. The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” says Leilani.