As the West Coast of the US faces torrential rains and harsh wind, California’s 172,000 homeless people face two storms: natural disaster and state indifference
“They have verbalized what they have been doing for the last five years,” said L.A. activist Kenia Alcocer after a leaked recording revealed City Council members making racist remarks
On the final day of the People’s Summit, organizers, volunteers, and attendees marched by the hundreds to the Summit of the Americas
Kenia Alcocer talks about important struggles she took up as an activist, the formation of the Los Angeles Tenants Union and how the struggle for housing rights is related to other working class struggles.
As US President Joe Biden’s Summit of the Americas is underway in Los Angeles, a city with 66,400 homeless people, housing takes a front seat in discussions at the People’s Summit that is concurrently taking place
Kenia also talks about the resilience of migrant communities amid the pandemic despite being some of the most impacted.