The Critical Ethnic Studies program presents Ending Displacement in Chicago.
Carolina Gaete, Blocks Together
Jawanza Malone, Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization
Antonio Gutierrez, Autonomous Tenants Union
Magdalena Rodríguez, Calles y Sueños
Chicago has lost thousands of Latino residents from neighborhoods like Pilsen and Humboldt Park, and over 200,000 black residents overall in the past generation, as housing is increasingly unaffordable, and the city policy script sponsors and endorses the widespread gentrification of central neighborhoods. Across the Latino and black communities of Chicago people are organized and resisting in ways that build on, reinvent and reimagine the neighborhoods and the city they want to create. WHAT ARE THE STRATEGIES AND TACTICS? More than just a panel on gentrification, our fishbowl discussion is designed to spark dialogue ACROSS city neighborhoods about campaigns that are TAKING NEW SHAPE AS WE SPEAK, including rent control, community budgeting, citywide coalitions, cooperatives, policy changes, court challenges, cultural production, and direct action. Joining us will be representatives from the Autonomous Tenants Union, Blocks Together, the Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization, and Calles y Sueños.
Tuesday, March 6 to 8:00pm
Arts and Letters Hall, 103
2315 N Kenmore Ave