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PUSH-The Film, w/ Panel: Supervisor Dean Preston, Leah Simon Weisberg.

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Manny’s

3092 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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PUSH is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore.

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WHY CAN'T WE AFFORD TO LIVE IN OUR CITIES?

Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unlivable 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 traveling 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.

The film screening will followed by a brief panel discussion about the new role of "financialization" in increasing housing costs, eviction and displacement; and efforts here in California to get a Right to Housing in the constitution.

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The event is free and open to the public.

For more info on the film: http://www.pushthefilm.com/about/

Sponsored by Community Housing Partnership :

Community Housing Partnership believes that home has the power to stabilize a person’s life. Built on a simple-but-powerful idea called supportive housing, we provide people experiencing homelessness with a place to call home combined with support services, like mental health services and job training. And we organize our residents and supporters to advocate for local and state policies, like affordable housing, to help people still on the streets or at risk of homelessness. Together, we’re building a new future for our neighborhoods and the city we love. To learn how you can help make a difference, visit chp-sf.org.

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