Teresa Dettling

Articles by Teresa Dettling

sfu-louis-riel_150310-teresa-dettling_louisrieleviction-copyThe Struggle Together Brings Us Together – Lessons from a partial victory against mass eviction at SFU

The funny thing about eviction notices is that they are not just notices telling you that you have to move, they are messages that you are not good enough, that you do not have a right to exist. If you are a poor person you get this message from society in hundreds of different ways throughout your life. And it is a battle not to let these messages wear you down and make you ashamed to be who you are. But the thing about being poor is that you are never really alone, because we are blessed with the shared experiences of poverty and the pains and joys that come with it. Wherever there are groups of poor people one will always find very vibrant and unique communities. (…)

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