Law & Disorder

Chicago’s New Progressive Mayor; Oakland Sunsets Eviction Moratorium; Wood Street Residents on the Defensive; Plus, Adamu Chan is our Resistance in Residence Artist

We kick off today’s show with the Progressive political upset in Chicago. The Windy City has a new mayor, Brandon Johnson, and he’s a labor candidate. One of his primary campaign platforms was Reimagine Public Safety. Here to talk about Mayor Johnson, his campaign, and what this may mean for Chicago is Tiffany Walden, Editor-In-Chief of The Tribe, an independent digital media platform based in Chicago.

Then, this afternoon (Tuesday, April 11) a proposal to gradually sunset the covid 19 eviction moratorium will be presented to the Community and Economic Development Committee of the Oakland City Council by Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Nikki Fortunato Bas. Also at 4:00 pm today – a group of increasingly organized landlords are planning to show up and demand an immediate end to the moratorium and no additional tenant protections. Joining us to discuss is Leah Simon-Weisberg, Legal Director of The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action. ACCE is a grassroots, member-led, statewide community organization working with more than 15,000 members across California.

Then, just yesterday Wood street residents, with the help of allies, started yet another campaign to defend their home from an eviction by the city of Oakland. Joining us to discuss is Talya Husbands-Hankin, known to many as ‘Boots’, is the founder of Love and Justice in the Streets.

Our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is filmmaker, writer and storyteller Adamu Chan. Adamu’s film What These Walls Won’t Hold will be featured this week at the San Francisco International Film Festival on this Saturday and Sunday – that’s April 15th and 16th. For more info about the SF Film Fest:

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