I'm participating on a panel at the National Building Museum in conjunction with their exhibit, Evicted. I'll be speaking about the history of tenant organizing in Washington, D.C. I am thrilled and honored to be speaking together with Lisa Owens, of Boston's City Life/Vida Urbana; Lynn Lewis, of NYC's Picture the Homeless, East Harlem/El Barrio Community Land Trust, and the Cooper Square Community Land Trust; and James Tracy, author, organizer, and co-founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust.
Provincializing Housing Research: A History of Rent Strikes and Associated Struggles for Liberation in Washington, D.C.
This talk is part of the panel “Blackness, Liberation and Land,” taking place at the Critical Geography Conference.
I'm speaking as part of a day-long symposium at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, in conjunction with their exhibit A Right to the City: How Washingtonians Have Shaped and Reshaped Their Neighborhoods in Extraordinary Ways. I'll be speaking as part of the panel, “Neighborhood Power: Organizing in the Aftermath of Civil Rights.”
I'm co-leading this workshop with Paula Segal of New York City's Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center. We'll be learning from the experiences of community land trusts in New York City, Baltimore, and Rio de Janeiro -- and working through the struggles of governing in common. This workshop is part of a conference on commons scholarship held at Georgetown University's School of Law, as part of World Commons Week.
I'm speaking at the City University of New York Graduate Center about my book Carving out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C., in conversation with geographers at the Graduate Center.