Rob Robinson is a member of the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights, a policy and research organization supported by the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. He is a member of the Land and Housing Action Group of the Take Back the Land national movement and a member of the U.S. Human Rights Network.
Rob spent two years homeless in Miami and ten months in a New York City homeless shelter. He eventually escaped his cycle of homelessness and has played a leadership role in the local housing movement since 2007. He has worked with several coalitions, including the Right to the City Alliance and the Coalition to Save Harlem.
Rob was chosen to be New York City chairperson for the official visit of the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. He also facilitated an all-day session with the Department of State, preceding the Universal Periodic Review at Columbia Law School in 2010.
In 2008, Rob completed a course with People’s Production House and the Community News Production Institute. Since then, he is proud to participate in a social justice media collective that produces and airs Global Movements Urban Struggles, a monthly radio show broadcast on WBAI.