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Anti-gentrification discussion and free movie screening
Date Wednesday August 16
Time 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
Station 40, 3030 B 16th St (at Mission St, across from BART)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLiam
Emailliambodonoghue (at) yahoo.com
Fault Lines and Indybay present an evening of anti-gentrification entertainment & education featuring a free screening of the documentary film “Boom: The Sound of Eviction” and a discussion with director A. Mark Liiv, Lupe Arreola from St. Peter’s Housing Committee, and members of the Defend Bayview Hunter’s Point coalition.

When: 8pm (sharp), Wednesday August 16th
Where: Station 40, 3030 B 16th St (at Mission St, across from BART)
Price: Free!

Details:
Boom: The Sound of Eviction—(Directed by Francine Cavanaugh, A. Mark Liiv, and Adams Wood) By turns humorous and scathing, this potent social critique explores the effects of the recent Dot-com boom and bust on community displacement and gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on the Latino Mission District. Features interviews with dot-com workers, developers, the Mayor, and the community that challenged their new economic order. Here’s what the LA Times said about Boom: “Witty, poignant and impassioned . . . implications for every big city in America.” Co-director A. Mark Liiv will be present for Q & A (http://www.boomthemovie.org).

Lupe Arreola from St. Peters Housing Committe will be talking about the roots of gentrification in San Francisco, and about the current causes of gentrification in the Mission District (and other neighborhoods). Lupe will also talk about how through Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition—which is featured in the movie—anti-gentrification advocates were able to get a moratorium on market rate housing that will be in effect until 2007.

Defend Bayview-Hunters Point is a broad grassroots coalition of long-time BVHP community, environmental, civil rights leaders and organizations, tenants, small neighborhood businesses, and homeowners working for the betterment of the community. Members of this coalition will be discussing their plan to stop the Redevelopment Scam in BVHP. (http://www.defendbayviewhunterspoint.com)
Added to the calendar on Thursday Aug 10th, 2006 1:13 PM
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