Lucas Shapiro

Senior Organizer | FUREE (Families United for Racial & Economic Equality)
Lucas Shapiro is a Senior Organizer at FUREE working with members on its Accountable Development Campaign. He serves on the board of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice and is working to open a new community organizing and cultural center in NYC:

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

From Brooklyn to Baltimore: the Fight for Fair Development

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.

Speakers: Rachel Falcone, Luis Larin, Michael Premo, Lucas Shapiro