Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

City Life/Vida Urbana

This placement is with City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU), a bilingual community organization founded in 1973 whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by organizing and empowering poor and working class people of diverse race and nationalities. We have a long history in promoting tenant rights and preventing housing displacement.

For more information see: http://www.clvu.org/

Proposed responsibilities include:

  • Participate in orientation to learn about the City Life’s post foreclosure organizing campaign and method.
  • Participate in canvassing foreclosed buildings in Boston
  • Make follow-up phone calls to residents in foreclosure encouraging their participation in meetings and actions.
  • Research latest opportunities and options for low-income housing
  • Assist in special projects as appropriate.