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B&G Wed, Feb 3: Self-sustained Community Development vs Gentrification

on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 11:06am
02/03/2021 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm CT, Wednesday February 3, 2021 (NO COST)

In the past 50 years whole sections of cities all over this country have been deliberately bled to death. Once livable and vibrant communities like St. Louis’ northside and some areas in K.C.MO now resemble ghost towns that mirror the tragic, compounding effects of systemic racism, on-going governmental corruption, economic disinvestment and long-term neglect. Large areas are already blighted and/or slated for re-development—if city governments had their way. Our panel will address the following questions:

• What should self-sustained and viable neighborhoods look like?

• What does it take to turn neighborhoods back into vibrant areas that serve their residents instead of enriching developers?

• What role can and do reparations play in this context?

• How can we stem gentrification?

• Where and how do we start to accomplish these goals?

Click to register, click on link or paste link into your browser:

* Herdosia “Kalambayi” Bentum, St. Louis City aldermanic candidate for Ward 3 (endorsed by Gateway Green Alliance)

* Tony Saper, City Council Member, Ward 1 North Kansas City, MO.

* Wale Amusa, Co-Chair Campaign for Respect, Fairness and Human Dignity.

* Ticharwa Masimba, St. Louis City aldermanic candidate for Ward 21 (endorsed by Gateway Green Alliance).

Moderator: Coffee Wright, UAPO and Green Party

Sponsored by Missouri Green Party, Green Party of St. Louis/Gateway Green Alliance, Green Party of Kansas City, United African Peoples Organization (UAPO), and African People's Socialist Party. For more info, call 314-727-8554