Behind the Housing Crisis: the roots of gentrification
The housing crisis in the Bay Area is devastating communities and families across the region, stripping wealth, disconnecting people from each other and opportunity, and generating patterns of segregation and stratification that could have effects lasting generations. To find a way out of this crisis, we must look at the forces underneath and the opportunities to shift these structures. Join us at this event for all who are impacted by displacement and invested in creating long term solutions. We’ll be led in conversation by three people with decades of research, analysis, and organizing. Displacement can be overcome and we can achieve the dream of a Bay Area where everyone belongs.
Light Refreshments will be provided at the event. Please RSVP to reserve a spot at this limited capacity venue.
john a powell, Executive Director at the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. john is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racialization, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy.
Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus in Geography at UC Berkeley. Professor Walker is a widely recognized expert on California, a major economic, political and cultural hearth of world capitalism. He has explored the state’s economic development, natural resources, racial conflict and political upheavals.
Maria Poblet, Executive Director of Causa Justa :: Just Cause. She is Chicana and Argentine, with extensive experience in Latino community organizing, connecting the provision of services to organizing and leadership development.