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Title: Whose SF? tech boom, gentrification, and its impact on communities of color
START DATE: Wednesday November 06
TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details:
2940 16th Street, 3rd Floor
SF, CA 94110
Near 16th & Mission BART Station
Event Type: Meeting
In Part I of this series, we began to explore the economic impact of the tech boom in the Bay Area in context of the national economic recovery of the Great Recession. As the 1% continue to reap record breaking profits, the working class continues to face austerity measures. In the Bay Area, this has manifested in tax breaks for tech companies and the growing inequality between the rich and the working class. Rents are on the rise and its becoming much more difficult to live in San Francisco which is causing a ripple effect across the Bay Area.

In Part II, we continue to analyze the impact of the tech boom where we’ll take a look at how the working class and communities of color are being affected. Also, from the foreclosure defenders in the Bay View to the Lee family fighting their Ellis Act eviction, we’ll also discuss ways that these communities are fighting against the hyper-gentrification of San Francisco.

Speakers
Michael Sanchez – Member of the ISO and student activist at SFSU. Formerly involved with Occupy Portland and currently involved in housing activism.

Zack Aslanian Williams – Member of the ISO and recently graduated from UC Berkeley where he was involved in student activism around the budget cuts. He’s currently involved in housing activism.

Hosted by the International Socialist Organization



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