Displacement: Place, Power, and Race The Foreclosure Defense Group presents its second event in the “Welcome to Class Warfare” series.
Friday, March 8th
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison St, Oakland, CA
Gentrification, foreclosures and “urban redevelopment” are all facets of the same brute force we feel acutely in our daily lives: Displacement, or the uprooting and shifting of communities to serve the demands of speculative capital and white supremacy.
We offer this forum to hear voices from different struggles, to deepen our understanding of the powers at play, and to strategize for popular self defense.
Historically, Economically, the Fight Ahead of Us
- James Bealum, former Fillmore resident and organizer, will speak on community organizing against displacement in the mid-1960s Fillmore
- Darwin Bond-Graham, Oakland journalist and sociologist, will present on his recent work detailing the local “foreclosure-to-rental mill” regarding the further impositions of precarity on the working class and communities of color.
- Tony Marks-Block, an organizer with the Stop the Injunctions Coalition will speak to the deployment of gang injunctions affecting displacement
- Brooke Terpstra, FDG organizer, will present on different models of current organizing and their underlying values and limitations.
- Community members…. You! Each segment is intended to be not only a presentation but as provocation! The presentations are starting points for discussion with inclusion of all of our voices. Each portion will have ample time and space for any questions and discussion.
Hope to see you Friday!
Childcare provided (please RSVP)
“Nobody gets put out. Period.”