Resilient, Local Economic Development Without Displacement
Gentrification and displacement is a painful reality for many families and communities. Longtime residents of Oakland, particularly its vibrant Black and Latino communities, are being increasingly been pushed out as rents have skyrocketed. Come explore creative, equitable strategies and policies for treating land as our common heritage.
Please join Tara Marchant, Emerald Cities Oakland Director leading Anchors for Resilient Communities – a cross sector table targeting procurement dollars for economic development in low-income communities in the Bay Area; Aaron Lehmer-Chang, co-founder of Bay Localize and a Land Justice Fellow at the San Francisco Henry George School; and Yassi Eskandari-Qajar, City and Regional Policies Director, Sustainable Economies Law Center, for a provocative discussion about how we can develop resilient communities, while not displacing longtime residents.