Renter Nation Training Series

Episode #1

Power to the People: Organizing 101

This year's RNTS is working to support the political education and skills development of people who have been impacted by this moment of crisis. The series is geared towards increasing our collective capacity to build intersectional, multi-issue groups and campaigns so that we grow the power we need to cancel rent and win long-term transformative change. This training will focus on the basics of community organizing.

Episode #2

The Politics of Housing: Past & Present Struggles & Victories

This training will focus on the history of the housing movement in the US, as well as using rent strikes as a tactic.

Episode #3

Why Do We Pay Rent? Land and Housing under Capitalism

This training will focus on how capitalism shapes our housing system.

Episode #4

The Great Land Robbery: Land & Housing under Racial Capitalism

This training will focus on how race structures our relationship to land and access to housing.

Episode #5

Power of the Renter Nation: How to Build a Tenant Union (Part 1)

This training will focus on the building blocks of forming a tenant union and the critical role of renters and the renter-class.

Episode #6

We Shall Not Be Moved: How to Build a Tenant Union (Part 2)

This training highlights the existing work of tenant unions and organizations that have been working to decomodifty housing and land. This is an opportunity to hear from organizers and tenant activists in New Orleans, D.C., Boston and Minneapolis, who are making great strides to challenge capitalist exploitation in housing and the racism embedded in the real estate industry.