Leading Irish Housing Campaigner to speak at Socialist Voice Housing Forum

Housing activists attending the Scottish Socialist Voice housing forum later this month will hear of Irish experience on the issue from leading Dublin activist Aisling Hedderman.

Aisling has been in the thick of the militant fight to address Ireland’s housing crisis, a campaign that has seen community activism, occupations and mass street demonstrations.

Much of the activity has been led by the National Homeless Housing Coalition (NHHC) which brings together political parties, Trade unions, NGOs, non profit organisations and grassroots community groups.

Aisling explain: “We have held demonstrations in order to highlight the issue and recently pushed a bill to be passed by the Dáil as NHHC worked in collaboration with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions under the banner of the Raise the Roof campaign in which saw over 10,000 people on the streets for a lunch time rally in October 2018.“

“To date this has been one of the biggest mobilisations for housing. We look forward to building our momentum and growing our links with others who are fighting the same fight.“

“I am excited that I have been asked to speak and hope to share my experience of the housing crisis at grassroots level and how Ireland are trying to organise around our fundamental right to housing.”

The Scottish Socialist Voice Forum will also hear from trade unionists, Scottish housing activists, socialists and others in the field.

Note to editors:

The Scottish Socialist Voice forum title is “Socialist solutions to Scotland’s housing crisis.”

It takes place in the UNISON office, Bell Street Glasgow between 11am and 2 pm on Saturday 23rd February, Admission free, tickets available via Eventbrite.

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