F2_4 Public Housing Redevelopment, Gentrification, and Resistance

Type: Field Trip
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 1:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Field Trip Departure Location: Marriott, Outside the doors of the 24th Street Entrance
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers
Chairs: The American Association of Geographers


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Join organizers and leaders of Empower DC, a citywide grassroots organization working to resist displacement of low income residents, for a tour of two communities experiencing rapid gentrification. The first stop on the tour will be to the Park Morton public housing development in the Petworth neighborhood, which has been targeted for “redevelopment” through DC’s New Communities program. The second stop will be the Greenleaf public housing community in Southwest, an area which experienced widespread displacement during the “urban renewal” period of the 1950’s. At each stop we will visit with resident leaders who will share how they are organizing to achieve improvements while fighting displacement from their homes.  

Organizers: Amanda Huron, Sabiyha Prince


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