May 18, 2016: Weapons of Mass Displacement: Homeless Sweeps, Police Killings, & SF’s Crisis of Gentrification

Join us for the first urbanIDEA forum of 2016!

**This event is over, but you can still watch the video of the forum: Part 1 & Part 2**

Wednesday May 18th, 2016 | 6:30-8:00pm

Bindlestiff Theater | 185 6th Street, San Francisco


urbanIDEA gentrification forumFeaturing:

Phelicia Jones, SEIU 1021, Justice for Mario Woods Coalition

Adriana Camarena, Mission District activist, Justice for Alex Nieto

Jennifer Friedenbach, Tenderloin activist, Coalition on Homelessness

Chris Herring, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley Department of Sociology

Moderated by: 

Joesph Wilson, Hospitality House

This event is FREE.  Please pre-register here.  

In the midst of the greatest housing and displacement crisis in years, are plans for a new jail, police sweeps of homeless people, rollbacks of SF’s historic Sanctuary City protections,  attacks on trans people, and police killings. If poor and disinvested communities have always been heavily controlled, how is this situation changing now that these same neighborhoods are changing rapidly? How do we relate between struggles for the right to the City and against displacement, with the struggles for justice and accountability? And what does the outmigration of poor folks and people of color to periphery suburbs means in terms of state social control across the region?

Join us for an urbanIDEA forum with grassroots activists, policy advocates, and you.

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Photo Credit: Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times.