What does it mean to “develop” a neighborhood when you force the people to leave, even though they have lived their entire lives on the block? As students in an ever-growing university, it’s important to recognize how much we affect the surrounding community by our presence alone, and that the issue of gentrification across Philadelphia spans decades and continues today. Learn from grassroots community organizations about gentrification, displacement of community members, Philadelphia’s housing crisis, and the direct actions that everyone can take to protect vulnerable communities.
Where: Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 217C
When: Tuesday, September 26 @ 5:30pm
** a livestream will be available on the day of the event