Behind the Housing Crisis: roots of gentrification in CA


The housing crisis throughout California is devastating communities and families across the state, stripping wealth, disconnecting people from each other and opportunity, and generating patterns of segregation and stratification that could have effects lasting generations.

(not sponsored by East Bay Cohousing or cohousing-specific. But covers key issues anyone planning on developing housing in the area needs to understand, and great people to meet... and Oakland's First Friday celebration is nearby! --Raines) 

To find a way out of this crisis, we must look at the forces underneath and the opportunities to shift these structures. Join us at this event for all who are impacted by displacement and invested in creating long term solutions. We’ll be led in conversation by three experts with decades of research, analysis, and organizing. Displacement can be overcome and we can achieve the dream of a California where everyone belongs.

*Light Refreshments will be provided at the event and this event is FREE and open to the public 
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Featuring Panel Speakers: 


john a powell, Executive Director at the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. john is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racialization, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy.


Richard WalkerProfessor Emeritus in Geography at UC Berkeley (department chair when it was my major! --Raines). Professor Walker is a widely recognized expert on California, a major economic, political and cultural hearth of world capitalism. He has explored the state’s economic development, natural resources, racial conflict and political upheavals.


Maria Poblet, Executive Director of Causa Justa :: Just Cause. She is Chicana and Argentine, with extensive experience in Latino community organizing, connecting the provision of services to organizing and leadership development.

Moderated by: Gerald Lenoir 


The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change. The Institute will serve as a national hub of a vibrant network of researchers and community partners and will take a leadership role in translating, communicating, and facilitating research, policy, and strategic engagement. The Haas Institute advances research and policy related to marginalized people while essentially touching all who benefit from a truly diverse, fair, and inclusive society. 


December 02, 2016 at 5:00pm - 7pm


Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society · · 510-642-3342




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