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Learning from Chinatown's History: Connecting Past & Present Housing Struggles
Bayanihan Community Center
San Francisco, CA
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Learning from Chinatown's History: Connecting Past & Present Housing Struggles
Featuring: Gordon Chin (founder, Chinatown CDC), NTanya Lee (independent movement activist), Oscar Grande (PODER), & Tony Robles (Manilatown Heritage Foundation)

Moderated by: Dyan Ruiz (people.power.media)

As the fight over the right to stay in the Bay Area rages around us, join urbanIDEA for a special event in our 2015 Forum Series featuring Gordon Chin's new book, Building Community, Chinatown Style.

Activists and thinkers NTanya Lee, Oscar Grande, and Tony Robles will discuss the ways that Chinatown's history, as told by Gordon, can help us understand the contemporary urban housing dilemma locally and across the region. Join us as we explore how lessons and organizing strategies from past housing crises and fights for neighborhoods connect to today's community struggles and the question of Who Can Afford to Live in SF.

Born in Chinatown to a family with deep San Francisco roots, Gordon ultimately emerged as a key activist and strategist in major struggles over housing, displacement, zoning, and fights over public land. In a book that brings together the challenges of race and class divisions with struggles centered around capital and government, Gordon uses Chinatown as a case study to understand how a local story can offer key lessons for neighborhood-based urban social movements.

Bridging between our last urbanIDEA Forum in April on Coalition Building and our final 2015 Forum in October on Election Issues, this special event promises to be a highly informative part of this year's urbanIDEA theme "Winning in 2015 and Beyond."  

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the forum. Sales will benefit urbanIDEA and the Chinatown Community Development Center, which published the book.

Don't miss it! Thursday August 6, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010  Mission Street

A Community Forum Presented by the Urban Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives (urbanIDEA)


Bayanihan Community Center (View)
1010 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Other > Political

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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