This Saturday, I’m moderating a panel for this sprawling, weekend long program about gentrification and the arts, hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc. I’m moderating the afternoon panel called Stakes and Strategies, focusing on practical and pragmatic ways to combat the effects of gentrification on vulnerable communities. Complete details can be found on the Inc.’s website and the basics can be found below.
April 12, 2019 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm
April 13, 2019 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James St. N.)
Pressure Points is a two-day program exploring how gentrification has been unfolding in Hamilton, and the arts community’s role in that process. What are the causes and consequences of gentrification? How can individuals and organizations work collaboratively to push for sustainable alternatives and mitigate harm to existing communities? Through performances, talks, discussions, and youth-led initiatives, Pressure Points will examine the systemic roots of urban injustices and economic disparity, and forge points of solidarity between affected populations and their allies.
Free event. Space is limited, please register in advance.
Snacks and meals will be provided. Child-care will be provided all day on Saturday, for kids aged 4-14.
Mashal Khan, Communications and Outreach Coordinator
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