Thursday, 10 January 2013
From South Africa to Baltimore
On October 11, 2012, United Workers, the Public Justice Center, Baltimore Occupy Our Homes, and the Baltimore Right to Housing Alliance hosted a screening in Baltimore of the new documentary "Dear Mandela." The film tells the story of Abahlali baseMjondolo, South Africa's shack dweller's movement, and their fight for their homes, challenging state evictions on the streets and in the courts.
After the screening, two members of Abahlali baseMjondolo, Zodwa Nsibande and Mnikelo Ndabankulu, and folks from several local groups participated in a discussion about the film and their struggles for housing, from South Africa to Baltimore City.