Preliminary Schedule

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Housing Summit 2018

Thursday November 8

10:30AM Press Conference- City-County Building

Friday November 9

  • 12:30-2:00 PM Gianpaolo Baiocchi, New York University, Local Democracy: Radical Futures Location: University of Pittsburgh, Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh Lunch provided
  • What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, allowing the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic project in the name of ‘the People’. How can human rights defenders respond in a way that is true to both radical egalitarianism and the desire to transform the real world? Gianpaolo Baiocchi draws from his work with social movements from Latin America, Southern Europe, and other parts of the world to examine how popular struggles are creating new forms of democratic participation aimed at making political parties and state institutions instruments of social emancipation. He argues that the ‘people’ must build on this explosive, creative energy to become truly ‘sovereign’ and to form a collective ‘we’ that is capable of deepening democracy and expanding its boundaries.

2:30-3:30PM – Community-University Dialogue: Forging Effective Partnerships to Advance the Human Right to Housing in our Cities, a conversation with Gianpaolo Baiocchi, director of the Urban Democracy Lab at New York University. Location: 4209 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

6:00 PM —Opening event/ Keynote address / poetry slam and cultural event. Salem’s Cafe and Event Center, 2911 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Saturday November 10

Location: Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh

8:00AM- Breakfast/ networking

9:15-10:45 AM Plenary Session--Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
11:00-12:15 Workshops Session A

12:15-1:30 Lunch—Networking time

1:45-3:00 Workshops Session B

3:15-4:30PM Closing Plenary --Frick Fine Arts Auditorium