How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for the Neighborhood - Rights and Democracy VT

(6/30) How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for the Neighborhood

Cover_Art.jpgJoin Rights & Democracy on Friday, June 30 for a community discussion about how development as a strategy for economic advancement needs to be balanced by policies that prevent the otherwise inevitable geographic inequity of displacement.

RAD is hosting Peter Moskowitz, author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood at the SEABA Center, 404 Pine Street in Burlington, on Friday, June 30 from 6:30-8 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

Moskowitz uses Detroit, San Francisco, New Orleans and NYC as models for how standard development policies can set a region on a path toward gentrification.

Library Journal calls How To Kill A City: “A forceful critique of gentrification and its impact on disempowered members of American society." Mark Karlin of Truthout says, “Gentrification takes a community's personal tragedy, loss and destruction, and monetizes it. Understanding how this happens, and how individuals may unwittingly find themselves a part of it is what makes Moskowitz's book so important. It isn't a lesson about what happened, it's a warning about what is happening now."

Moskowitz has written for the Guardian, New York Times, New Republic, Wired, Slate, Buzzfeed, and many others. A former staff writer at Al Jazeera America, he is a graduate of Hampshire College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Moskowitz lives in New York City.

Thomas Visser, professor and director of the Historic Preservation Program at UVM, will open the event with a brief presentation about the history of Memorial Auditorium, drawing from the research of graduate student Emma Rose Haggerty. Visser’s talk will help Burlington citizens understand the value, symbolism and cultural relevance of the 1928 structure. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger intends to solicit community input about the future of the auditorium through a public request for proposals. The time is right to understand Memorial Auditorium’s place in Burlington’s civic story.

Rights & Democracy brings citizens together to build a movement for rights and true democracy, seeking policies that lead to healthy and just communities. RAD organizes on issues related to environmental, economic, racial, and social justice issues. Last Fall, RAD hosted a forum on bringing Fair Development principles to Burlington as a way to ensure that new development provides benefits and protections for all residents. See radvt.org for more.

The event is being coordinated by James Lockridge, a Burlington resident and advocate for public process and the preservation of Burlington’s landmark teen center ‘242 Main.’ See save242main.com.

Phoenix Books — a locally-owned bookstore that values other local businesses, authors, and artists — will be vending copies of 'How to Kill a City.’ Moskowitz will be available to sign purchased copies. Phoenix Books has locations in Essex, Burlington, Rutland, and Misty Valley: “In an increasingly homogenized world, local character is linked to prosperity.”

The SEABA Center is wheelchair accessible. Free coffee will be served, courtesy Keurig Green Mountain and Big Heavy World.

WHEN
June 30, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
SEABA Burlington
38 RSVPS
Ana C Burke Adam Maxwell Lisa Cannon Alexander Clay Lavin Mark Montalban Susan Kirkland Linden Politi Catrin Steward Erhard C Mahnke Rebecca White John Emmeus Davis Julia Curry Amy Prenowitz K Jeremy Hammond Brittmy Martinez Lea Terhune Pabitra Bhattarai Elizabeth Corronel Audrey Sundance Damon Lane Laura Tisoncik Emma Schoenberg Megan Epler Wood Monique Priestley Rachel Elizabeth Jessica Bridge Donna Canney Walters Emily Ahtúnan Sarah Blakely Aimee Benton Alexander Mike Reilly Shay Totten Isaac Butcher Charles Chicky Winkleman Amelia Devoid Jeffrey Philip James Lockridge

Who's RSVPing

Ana C Burke
Adam Maxwell
Lisa Cannon
Alexander Clay Lavin
Mark Montalban
Susan Kirkland
Linden Politi
Catrin Steward
Erhard C Mahnke
Rebecca White
John Emmeus Davis
Julia Curry
Amy Prenowitz
K Jeremy Hammond
Brittmy Martinez
Lea Terhune
Pabitra Bhattarai
Elizabeth Corronel
Audrey Sundance
Damon Lane
Laura Tisoncik
Emma Schoenberg
Megan Epler Wood
Monique Priestley
Rachel Elizabeth
Jessica Bridge
Donna Canney Walters
Emily Ahtúnan
Sarah Blakely

Will you come?

Showing 40 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Ana C Burke
    rsvped 2017-06-30 00:38:53 -0400
  • Adam Maxwell
    rsvped 2017-06-30 00:38:52 -0400
  • Lisa Cannon
    rsvped 2017-06-30 00:38:50 -0400
  • Alexander Clay Lavin
    rsvped 2017-06-30 00:38:49 -0400
  • Mark Montalban
    rsvped 2017-06-30 00:38:48 -0400
  • Susan Kirkland
    rsvped 2017-06-30 00:38:47 -0400
  • Linden Politi
    rsvped 2017-06-29 00:38:42 -0400
  • Catrin Steward
    rsvped 2017-06-29 00:38:41 -0400
  • Erhard C Mahnke
    rsvped 2017-06-29 00:38:40 -0400
  • Rebecca White
    rsvped 2017-06-29 00:38:40 -0400
  • John Emmeus Davis
    rsvped 2017-06-29 00:38:39 -0400
  • Julia Curry
    rsvped 2017-06-29 00:38:38 -0400
  • Amy Prenowitz
    rsvped 2017-06-28 16:22:45 -0400
  • K Jeremy Hammond
    rsvped 2017-06-28 00:38:40 -0400
  • Brittmy Martinez
    rsvped 2017-06-27 00:39:52 -0400
  • Lea Terhune
    rsvped 2017-06-27 00:39:51 -0400
  • Pabitra Bhattarai
    rsvped 2017-06-27 00:39:50 -0400
  • Elizabeth Corronel
    rsvped 2017-06-26 13:31:20 -0400
  • Audrey Sundance
    rsvped 2017-06-24 00:46:48 -0400
  • Damon Lane
    rsvped 2017-06-23 00:39:21 -0400
  • Laura Tisoncik
    rsvped 2017-06-22 15:14:23 -0400
  • Emma Schoenberg
    rsvped 2017-06-17 00:39:00 -0400
  • Megan Epler Wood
    rsvped +1 2017-06-16 16:49:42 -0400
  • Monique Priestley
    rsvped 2017-06-14 00:39:21 -0400
  • Rachel Elizabeth
    rsvped 2017-06-13 00:41:19 -0400
  • @RightsVT tweeted this page. 2017-06-12 14:37:23 -0400
    Please RSVP: How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for the Neighborhood #btv #btvcc #vt http://www.radvt.org/how_to_kill_a_city?recruiter_id=5506
  • Jessica Bridge
    rsvped 2017-06-11 00:38:57 -0400
  • Donna Canney Walters
    rsvped 2017-06-11 00:38:57 -0400
  • Emily Ahtúnan
    rsvped 2017-06-11 00:38:56 -0400
  • Sarah Blakely
    rsvped 2017-06-10 00:39:19 -0400

connect

get updates