Building an anti-gentrification movement
How can we build an anti-gentrification movement for housing justice that is inclusive of people of color and long-time residents? Is the tendency to paint a ‘victim’ narrative in order to garner sympathy helpful or more detrimental in the long run? This network gathering will explore these questions by comparing examples of media (videos, written stories, songs, etc.) from across the country and discuss how these stories differ in their approach to representing community members through the context of community change. We will challenge notions of “good” vs “bad” tenants rooted in a broader understanding of the systemic oppression embedded in the eviction and displacement process. We will learn how to leverage our resources to develop spaces for residents to create their own stories. Participants will walk away with a framework of how to practice radical inclusivity within our housing justice movement through a media-based lens. This is an open network gathering. Please submit this application to participate.
Coordinators of this network gathering are Lynda Lopez, Antonio Gutierrez, and Lilly Lerner.
The deadline to propose a session is at 11:59pm EST.
Call for Participation
Have you or someone you know experienced displacement? Is your community facing gentrification? Are you just curious to learn more about this topic? If so, we invite you to join our network gathering. We are looking for organizers, artists, activists, writers, students, journalists, or anyone involved in anti-gentrification work. Please fill out this short form to participate in this network gathering. If you have questions, please contact Lynda at email@example.com.