Housing advocates will rally on the Sonoma Plaza today, Friday, Sept. 22, as part of a national Renters Week of Action and Education.

Sonoma Mayor Rachel Hundley and City Council member Amy Harrington will be among the speakers. The rally is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and last for about an hour. It’s being sponsored by the Sonoma Valley Housing Group and the Sonoma Valley chapter of the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL), with support from the Sonoma Valley Democratic Club and the North Bay Organizing Project.

Besides Hundley and Harrington, speakers will include Evan Livingstone (housing outreach attorney for Legal Aid of Sonoma County), community activist Mario Castillo, and Dave Ransom of the Sonoma Valley Housing Group, one of the organizers of the rally.

“We’re encouraging people to bring signs, noisemakers, and stories of eviction and skyrocketing rents,” said Ann Colichidas, president of Sonoma Valley GSMOL and a member of the housing group. She said there would also be an open mic for anyone to speak.

The rally is being sponsored by the Sonoma Valley Housing Group and the Sonoma Valley chapter of the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL), with support from the Sonoma Valley Democratic Club and the North Bay Organizing Project. It’s part of a nationwide protest organized by the Homes For All campaign and Right To The City.