In collaboration with Zeph Fishlyn and their Office of Neighborship, we led a series of movement workshops teaching participants about tenants’ rights and the nuances of recent rent control legislation. Participants role-play landlords and tenants and learn different self-defense-like dance moves to remember and practice their rights. At the end of each workshop participants break wooden boards naming their own worst fears of housing insecurity. Iterations of the workshop have been held at both Mt. Scott Community Center and at the Schemers, Scammers and Subverters Symposium.
Basic self-defense scenarios: