Focus E15 Housing Campaign Benefit Night
Raime (DJ Set) | Vindicatrix | Joey Fourr | Quitters | Cabiria | + Poster Launch and DJ’s
May 7th @ 6:00pm till Midnight
DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, South Bermondsey, SE15 1TF
£6 | tickets http://buytickets.at/fe15/51254
DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/
The Focus E15 campaign was born in September 2013 when a group of young mothers were served eviction notices by East Thames Housing Association after Newham Council cut its funding to the Focus E15 hostel for young homeless people. This attempt by Newham Council to displace the mothers from London, removing them and their children from their families and local support networks, is just one example of a city-wide process of social cleansing, with low income people being forced to the fringes of London and beyond by soaring rents, benefit cuts, and a shortage of social housing.
Since its inception, the campaign has gone from strength to strength, running a weekly street stall, occupying the borough’s council offices, organising a two week political occupation of empty flats on the Carpenter’s Estate, and working in solidarity with other housing and social struggles across London.
This fundraiser will help us run our new social space, in Newham. The space is for outreach, events, and to support the boroughs community with housing and homelessness issues. Having a fixed address vastly improves the work we can do, and allows us to invite other activist groups to use it too. For more info on the campaign, click here.
The night will feature a range of live music and DJ sets. There will also be a selection of commissioned risographed posters for sale in the bar, with contributions from artists, Alison Ballance, Jacob V. Joyce, Diana Policarpo, Linda Stupart, and Rehana Zaman.
Come party with us on the 7th – Social Housing not Social Cleansing!!!