Authors Meet Critics: Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance

Type: Virtual Panel
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Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 31
Organizers: Manissa Maharawal, Magie Ramirez, Adrienne Hall
Chairs: Erin McElroy


Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance combines work from within the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) with contributions from dozens of local artists, organizers, scholar-activists, and residents--from longtime community members who have been fighting multiple waves of racial dispossession to elementary school youth envisioning decolonial futures. As an atlas co-created with community, Counterpoints expands knowledge on displacement and resistance in the Bay Area with, rather than for or about, those most impacted.

Counterpoints is organized around seven thematic chapters: (1) Evictions and Root Shock; (2) Indigenous Geographies of Resistance; (3) Health and Environmental Justice; (4) Gentrification and State Violence; (5) Transportation, Infrastructure, and Economy; (6) Migrations/Relocations; and (7) Speculation and Speculative Futures. These chapters, chosen based on AEMP's years of work in the Bay Area, together provide a more regional, historically grounded, and multiply situated perspective for understanding the complexities of living in and fighting for space in the Bay Area than ever available before. From settler colonialism to the Tech Boom 2.0, Counterpoints gives readers the data, stories, analyses, and inspiration needed to fight for urban justice in the contemporary world.

In this author meets critics panel some of the books co-editors will discuss it with prominent geographers, academics and activists.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Panelist Sarah Elwood University of Washington 12 8:00 AM
Panelist Danielle Purifoy University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 12 8:12 AM
Panelist Rachel Brahinsky University of San Francisco 12 8:24 AM
Panelist Samuel Stein CUNY Graduate Center 12 8:36 AM
Discussant Manissa Maharawal American University 5 8:48 AM
Discussant Magie Ramirez Simon Fraser University 5 8:53 AM
Discussant Erin McElroy New York University; Anti-Eviction Mapping Project 5 8:58 AM
Discussant Adrienne Hall University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 5 9:03 AM

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