THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020 | 6 - 8 PM (AZ)
As the City of Phoenix makes a 1.35 billion dollar investment in the South Central Light Rail Extension project, low income residents of this historically segregated part of town are worrying about the very real threat of displacement that looms over South Phoenix's Black & Brown communities.
This Black August, we will be identifying the ways public infrastructure projects, such as public transport, have historically been driven by development practices that center white comfort and white safety. As we visibilize racialized displacement through the lens of resegregation, we will also look at how our communities continue to resist the harm this city perpetuates.
Register for this virtual discussion to learn about how resegregation happens in the city:
“When rents reach the tipping point, when old industrial buildings flip or are razed for flimsy new ones made of glass and chipboard, when the once affordable housing is renovated into hi-end duplexes, when poor residents have to leave, the Gentrification narrative hits its limit. Gentrification has no room for the question, 'Where did the displaced go?'" - Jeff Chang (We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race & Resegregation)
Resegregation tells a more complete story by addressing race and answering where the displaced go: the Suburbs, the Prisons, and Premature Death (Homelessness, Health Disparity).
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020 | 6 - 8 PM (AZ)
Join Mass Liberation AZ and other abolitionists on July 22nd for People Over Property: Resegregation in the City, the first in a series of interactive community dialogues.
Two weeks ago, hundreds of community organizations, advocates, and allies came together as the People Over Property Initiative to demand that Phoenix City Council oppose Chicanos Por La Causa’s new development project in South Phoenix. We demanded that the city recognize the anti-blackness of development practices that displace our communities yet continue to be supported by our political leadership.
Register for this virtual discussion to learn about how resegregation happens in the city.