Free Berkeley [Tenant Union Benefit]
Berkeley, CA: Canyon Productions, [ca. 1970s]. Risographed in red and black ink on yellow paper. 8 ½ x 11 in. Near fine. Item #5538
Flyer advertising benefit dance party on Friday the 13th for the Berkeley Tenants Union (BTU & CFTU) held by Canyon Productions at the Washington School in Berkeley, on Bancroft & Grove.
Established in 1969, the Berkeley Tenants Union was the first of its kind in the area, and aimed to organize low-income tenants and students to protest rent increases, evictions, and poor housing conditions. The BTU believed housing is a human right and that it should be free for all, working toward that goal with other organizations, forming strong coalitions, and gaining political power for powerless tenants through years of demonstrations and actions.