- Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
- Time: 5-6:30pm
- Location: Your device! (Register for the Zoom link)
- Price: FREE! Geared toward volunteers, but open to the public
Our volunteers asked for continuous learning opportunities on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and we heard you! Learn about ways that food intersects with race and gentrification, and discuss how we can work to build a vibrant food system without displacement.
At Solid Ground we believe that healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food is a human right. We know that the causes of food disparity are the result of multiple systems of oppression. To practice food justice, we must do this work through an anti-racist lens. We must prioritize the needs and voices of historically marginalized people, especially communities of color, communities experiencing poverty, immigrants, and people experiencing homelessness.
In this continuous learning event we’ll be focusing on the ways that food and race show up in gentrification of a space, both broadly and here in Seattle. Gentrification is a term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing area that leads to an increase in rents and property values, changing the character and culture of that place, and usually displacing current inhabitants in the process.
- Dive into some of the history and context of gentrification, from the creation of suburbs that were and are limited (legally or socially) to only white people.
- Explore how “white flight” from the cities led to divestment in communities of color, and the “revitalization” of cities that mirrors colonialism.
- Talk about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color)-led resistance to gentrification, and ways we can take action to support our communities – in Seattle and beyond – to resist displacement.
Please join us as we dive deep into these discussions and align in solidarity with communities facing gentrification!
Solid Ground is following Public Health recommendations, including social distancing, so this will be a live virtual event via Zoom. Register for the event for Zoom details.
Registration for this event is closed. To get on the waitlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org