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Globalization & the City: Urban Renewal and Black History in PDX

Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th
400 SE 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214, United States (map)

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The SJAC event/meeting space is about 500 sq ft, has hardwood floors, high ceilings, and windows on two sides. The room is equipped with cafe tables and chairs.

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DEMAND UTOPIA PRESENTS
Globalization and the City: Urban Renewal and Black History in Portland

Thursday November 2nd 2017 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Social Justice Action Center
400 SE 12th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214

Free, Open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!

A panel discussion featuring Cleo Davis & Kayin Talton Davis (Black Williams Project), Swiggle Mandela (local Hip Hop artist), Kent Ford (Portland Black Panther Party and father of Political Prisoner Patrice Lumumba Ford)

Facilitated by Dr. Winston Grady-Willis Director School of Gender, Race and Nations (Portland State University)

About the Organizing Group
Demand Utopia is a radical think tank, a conversation and a collective dedicated towards developing understanding of local spatial histories, reinvigorating imagination and aspiration for a better world beyond this, defending our planets ecology while building a new urbanity under the principles of the right to the city and social ecology.

About the Event Series
This new series launching in fall 2017 "Globalization and the City" is a curriculum for building a new municipal movement featuring workshops and reading groups dedicated to understanding how local histories and development policies connect to systems of globalization. The aim of the series is to educate community activists in the pursuit of building a powerful neighborhood movement for grassroots direct democracy and system change. This series will operate with monthly discussion groups and presentations from experienced activists and intellectuals based around six subject areas. Globalization and Urban Planning, local Portland History, Counterinsurgency and the City, Social Ecology and Libertarian Municipalism and finally Municipalist Movements across the world.

Event Summary
This panel will work to showcase the history of urban renewal and resistance in Portland's black community . From Black Exclusions laws, Redlining's segregation and "blight clearance" to today's gentrification and urban renewal policy, Portland's black community for generations has faced the brunt of discriminatory housing, urban development policy and racist violence. The institutional violence of urban development policy has always underscored and set the stage for street level hate crimes and the motivation for broken windows aggressive policing. This panel will feature voices of community historians and activists who have lived this experience and resisted these forms of institutional power in the city of Portland.

Co-Sponsored by the Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education and Oregon Jericho

For more Information www.facebook.com/dontwaitdemandutopia

www.blackwilliamsproject.org

www.facebook.com/Swiggle-Mandela-187292938067490


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