The Bay Area is at a crossroad. Low-income communities and communities of color are being displaced from their homes and neighborhoods. Public goods such as transit and land are increasingly being commodified for profit. Residents who are most impacted by these injustices are too often denied their right to determine the future of their communities.

In response, communities across the Bay Area are fighting local campaigns for housing justice, community control of land, and the protection of public services against privatization. Together, these local grassroots efforts are challenging the growing inequality and building a more equitable region. 

Scholarships are available. Please email pam@urbanhabitat.org for more information.

Keynote: Maria Poblet

Maria Poblet has a couple decades of community organizing experience, a smart mouth, and an optimism of the will. She helped build racial and economic justice powerhouse Causa Justa::Just Cause as its first Executive Director. She is a co-founder of the US Chapter of the World March of Women, the Feminist Organizing School, and Left Roots. 

 

Sponsors:

ACLU of Northern California
Center for Human Development
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
East Bay Housing Organizations
Greenbelt Alliance
The Greenlining Institute
Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA)
Y & H Soda Foundation
Youth Leadership Institute

Please help support this critical convening on fighting resegregation through community control. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities here. You can also securely pay for your sponsorship online here.