Welcome to Class Warfare, Displacement, March 8

On March 8, 2013, we held our second Welcome to Class Warfare training, this one focusing on Displacement: Place, Power and Race. Agenda (.pdf, includes the Phat Beets’ collective’s powerful statement on gentrification).

Highlights included:

James Bealum, a Black Panther Party community organizer, on organizing against urban renewal in San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s.

Darwin Bond-Graham returned from the previous training to talk about the transition through Foreclosure-To-Rental-Mills (.pdf).

Tony Marks-Block, an organizer for Stop the Injunctions, spoke about the role of gang injunctions in displacement.

Finally, Brooke Terpstra from the Foreclosure Defense Group spoke on “Methods and Models for Organizing.”

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