EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2017
The ATU is a tenants collective, whose mission is to support and defend the rights of tenants in Chicago through collective organizing. More particularly, the ATU seeks to enable tenants across the Chicago area to understand their rights as tenants, as well as to benefit from collective organizing in order to prevent illegal lockouts, request repairs and lease-agreements, and provide defense against eviction. When tenants come together to demand solutions to these problems, landlords are confronted with a greater economic threat and are more willing to reach a settlement. The ATU was formed by tenants in Chicago to protect and create collaboration among all tenant members to put a stop to the process of gentrification and forced displacement of low-income working class residents of our communities.