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|Ta-Nehisi Coates, reparations, and land values: a walking tour|
|Date||Saturday November 11|
|Time||9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
(meet in the lobby)
Come along on a walking tour surveying social movement history in San Francisco, and excavating the role "the search for security in geography" plays in galvanizing social movements. This week the walk highlights Ta-Nehisi Coates' implicit premise that racism is the manufactured rhetoric of those intent on excluding segments of the population from equal access to geography. The walk argues that reparations do not constitute justice, but serve only as a partial but insufficient realization of citizenship for the African-American community.
Oppressed segments of society often self-constitute ghettos or enclaves in search of security. For instance, the LGBTQ community gathered in San Francisco and the Bay Region precisely to achieve freedom in social standing. Of course, some historically oppressed identities such as women in patriarchal society cannot resort to broader geographic security, but must form domestic patterns of haven.
Come along on a walking tour which proposes that socializing control of the economic value of land is key to enfranchising oppressed identities, and that indeed, the end of the private ownership of land value is fundamental to making society whole.