Behind the Housing Crisis 12/2

The housing crisis throughout California is devastating communities and families across the state. In addition to being a critical social justice issue, solving the housing crisis is important for the climate movement as affordable housing near transit hubs is critical for a rapid just transition to clean energy.

To find a way out of the housing crisis, we must look at the forces underneath and the opportunities to shift these structures. Join us at this event for all who are impacted by displacement and invested in creating long term solutions. We’ll be led in conversation by three experts with decades of research, analysis, and organizing. Displacement can be overcome and we can achieve the dream of a California where everyone belongs.

*Light Refreshments will be provided at the event and this event is FREE and open to the public 

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Featuring Panel Speakers: 
john a powell, Executive Director at the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. john is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racialization, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy.

Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus in Geography at UC Berkeley. Professor Walker is a widely recognized expert on California, a major economic, political and cultural hearth of world capitalism. He has explored the state’s economic development, natural resources, racial conflict and political upheavals.

Maria Poblet, Executive Director of Causa Justa :: Just Cause. She is Chicana and Argentine, with extensive experience in Latino community organizing, connecting the provision of services to organizing and leadership development.

Moderated by: Gerald Lenoir

December 02, 2016 at 5pm - 7pm
Nile Hall
1233 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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