Feb. 28: The Impact of Gentrification on Longstanding Residents of Austin’s Eastside
Tuesday, February 28 @ 6:30 p.m.
Huston-Tillotson University | 900 Chicon Street AgardLovinggood Auditorium
*Food will be provided by The Original New Orleans Gumbo and Po Boys Shop
In recent years East Austin has become synonymous with the process of “gentrification.” Indeed, this area, home to what was once Austin’s main concentration of African American and Latino families, has undergone a radical demographic shift over the past two decades. Longstanding, working-class residents of color have been both displaced and overlooked. Yet, despite these changes, there are a handful of residents who have remained, maintaining their property, presence and place in the community. As the city works to address the inequities created as a result of gentrification, it is important to understand how economic, social, and cultural practices have evolved.
Join Drs. Eric Tang and Bisola Falola of The University of Texas at Austin and the Social Justice Institute, as they present the findings from surveys they conducted with longstanding residents of Austin’s Eastside.
The Front Porch Gathering is proudly co-sponsored by Huston-Tillotson University programs: The Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice and Green is the New Black. For more information about the Front Porch Gathering visit: diversity.utexas.edu/communityengagement/community-engagement-center/
Questions: please see CEC_FrontPorch_Feb.pdf or call the Community Engagement Center: (512) 232-8586