Mass Liberation Arizona – POP: Resegregation & Eviction
October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Mass Liberation AZ and other abolitionists on October 29th for People Over Property: Resegregation & Eviction. This event is the third and final in a series of interactive community dialogues.
Arizona’s eviction moratorium, set to end Oct. 31, has recently been overridden by a new federal eviction ban, which started on Sept. 4. As Black and Brown communities in South Phoenix face an increased risk of eviction and homelessness, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the narrative around housing violence in this city has been pushed further away from those most directly impacted.
It is important for renters across the city and state to understand what forces drive resegregation, and who benefits from evictions. Join us as we map the major players in the cycle of housing violence, from landlords, to city council, to constables. We must recenter the inherent anti-blackness of eviction and housing violence, and implicate those who benefit from the displacement of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and poor people in the city of Phoenix.
Please register via Zoom to receive a link to this meeting: bit.ly/pop-evictions
“When rents reach the tipping point, when old industrial buildings flip or are razed for flimsy new ones made of glass and chipboard, when the once affordable housing is renovated into hi-end duplexes, when poor residents have to leave, the Gentrification narrative hits its limit. Gentrification has no room for the question, ‘Where did the displaced go?'” – Jeff Chang (We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race & Resegregation)
Resegregation tells a more complete story by addressing race and answering where the displaced go: the Suburbs, the Prisons, and Premature Death (Homelessness, Health Disparity).