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League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson – Gentrification: What Is It? and Who Is at the Table?

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson would like to invite you to Gentrification: What Is It? and Who Is at the Table?
*Public is invited*
WHERE: On Zoom or FB Live
WHEN: Saturday, January 16, 2021 – 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Housing in Tucson is multifaceted. The purpose of this program is to help inform Tucson area residents about what happens when development comes to neighborhoods. The issues of who is affected is often not at the top of the list of considerations. This presentation is planned to help viewers and listeners learn about who plans, who decides, who in the neighborhood is consulted and listened to and who is left out. Because Tucson historically has several ethnic groups and income levels, when development decisions are made, those groups are affected. They must be at the table being part of the decision making.
Panelists:
Dr. Gary Pivo, University of Arizona professor from the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. He teaches in the areas of sustainable cities, land development processes, urban form, and sustainability related to water and mortgages.
Ann Chanecka, City of Tucson Deputy Director Housing and Community Development Department. She works with the Tucson Commission on Equity in Housing in its plan “to protect our barrios and communities from rapid change and displacement.” She recently worked with UA Masters students in Urban Planning who research vulnerability and displacement.
Betty Villegas, a third-generation native of Tucson, retired Pima County Housing Program Manager for Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation, and recent Interim Supervisor on Pima County Board of Supervisors. She works in gentrification/displacement, housing affordability, cultural heritage and preservation.
Marc Pinate, indigenous Xicano producing artistic director of Borderlands Theater. From intensive collaboration with the community, and his passion for creative placemaking he has produced Southern Arizona narratives in the form of plays, street theater and in-situ performances of stories: Barrio Stories and Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita.
Herschella Horton: Moderator, LWVGT-DEI, former Arizona State Legislator

Details

Date:
January 16
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Tags:
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Organizer

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson
Email:
league@lwvtucson.com
Website:
https://www.lwvtucson.org/