[act-ma] 3/28, CCI Brown Bag: TENANT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (Wed)

Janet Gillespie janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Mar 5 12:09:55 PST 2007

Community Change Inc.
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2007
Changing the Public Discourse around Race

The Intersection of Racial & Class Justice in Boston

In Boston, as in most large metropolitan areas in the U.S., the issues of
³gentrification² and ³displacement² have become major issues. This comes
about through a combination of government-supported development and the
³normal² working market forces. This has a profound effect on the class and
racial make-up of our cities and the stability of its communities.

March 28, 2007 (Wednesday)
Noon‹1:30 p.m.
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02108
Presenter: Steve Meacham: Tenant Organizing Coordinator,
City Life/Vida Urbana
Building solidarity to put people before profit
Creando solidaridad para que la gente sea primero

Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution
RSVP (617) 523-0555 or ernestine at communitychangeinc.org

The current public discourse around race assumes that we live in a
color-blind society where the American Dream is attainable by all
individuals who work hard enough. This deeply flawed discourse obscures the
racial disparities in employment, education, criminal justice, housing,
health care, etc. and provides a powerful but faulty rationale for leaving
our systems and institutions the way they are. The issues presented at the
Community Change Brown Bag Discussion Series are concrete examples of the
structural racism that affects the lives of all, most acutely communities of
color. The 2007 Series places these issues in their social/historical
context and gives attendees a truthful discourse, as well as ways to put
that discourse into action, in order to challenge institutional and systemic

Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org

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