From Brooklyn to Baltimore: the Fight for Fair Development

Friday, 11/16
11:15 am to 12:45 pm

In the name of economic progress, low-income communities of color? including workers, residents and small business owners?often pay for "urban revitalization" with the loss of their livelihoods, their homes and the affordability of their neighborhoods. In a highly unequal racial and economic terrain, how can we reclaim development that is fair and accountable for all people? How can we develop our communities in a way that is sustainable and puts our needs before those of private developers? Grassroots organizers from Baltimore and New York share stories, lessons and winnable strategies from innovative movements, being led largely by the poor and people of color, who are taking ongentrification, displacement and poverty wages.