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Displacing Gentrification: Perseverance & Preservation of Urban Latino Community and Culture

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THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF THE CALIFORNIA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION 2016 STATEWIDE CONFERENCE

  • note: Community members who would like to attend this workshop must sign up on the link included in the invitation. Please note that its free for community members. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Pleas register by Thursday April 14, 2016 by 11PM

ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE FREE

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During this mobile session, participants will learn firsthand the challenges that these neighborhoods face and the opportunities to protect these neighborhood’s cultural heritage, their small neighborhood business, affordable housing, the murals, and its community institutions. This is an opportunity for the Preservation Community to partner with these neighborhoods to protect their cultural, historic and economic assets.

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The dialogue at this day long workshop will assist the development of community and policy-based strategies and will equip participants with preservation, planning, and health equity tools that can be used in the fight against displacement of people of color in our urban core neighborhoods.

Issues, themes and questions highlighted at the conference will revolve around Displacing Gentrification: Perseverance & Preservation of Latino Urban Community and Culture. The audience will be community members and professionals from the Mission District in San Francisco, Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Barrio Logan in San Diego. Please find the description of the workshop below:

There are three historical and notably famous neighborhoods in California that have been the center of activism, commerce arts and culture, the Mission District in San Francisco, Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, and Barrio Logan in San Diego. Each neighborhood has enacted preservation and other land use tools to protect their communities from a changing landscape in large part fueled by government inaction and speculator driven development. The workshop will explore case studies of each neighborhood and the additional preservation and other tools required to preserve and strengthen their neighborhoods.

This mobile session will be an all day workshop in San Francisco’s Mission District.

PART ONE: MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION

The panel discussion with include three representatives for the respective neighborhoods, including Dr. David Diaz, a leading Latino scholar and urban planner. These three neighborhoods are connected through decade‐long movement‐based interpretation of culture, arts, political activism, indigenous spirituality, immigrant rights, and social transformation. Dr. David Diaz, a city planner, educator and author of “Barrio Urbanism” will provide history pertaining to San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1970’s as a participant in the fight against SF. Redevelopment, as well as his work as a planner to preserve a Latino Neighborhood.

PART TWO: BALMY ALLEY TOUR

led by the Mayor of Balmy Alley Muralist and Educator, Raymond Patlan.

PART THREE: PRESERVING CULTURAL HERITAGE, HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

Representatives from these three neighborhoods will discuss what preservation and additional tools that each neighborhood could utilize to preserve their Art & Culture. (2PM to 4 PM)

During this mobile session, participants will learn firsthand the challenges that these neighborhoods face and the opportunities to protect these neighborhood’s cultural heritage, their small neighborhood business, affordable housing, the murals, and its community institutions. This is an opportunity for the Preservation Community to partner with these neighborhoods to protect their cultural, historic and economic assets.

Sponsor:
Anne Cervantes, Founder
San Francisco Latino Historical Society

Moderator:
Oscar Grande, SF Community Activist & Organizer
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Speakers:
Dr. David Diaz, City Planner, Historian, Urban Studies Professor, author of “Barrio Urbanism” and former aide to Senator Cranston

Mike Buhler, Esq
Exec. Director
San Francisco Heritage
“Legacy Businesses Legislation”

Erick Arguello, President
Mission District’s, Call 24, San Francisco

Carolyn Vera, Los Angeles (Boyle Heights & South Los Angeles) Anti-Displacement Organizer
MA Candidate Urban Planning

Josephine Talamantez
Barrio Logan’s Chicano Park nomination to the National Historic Register, San Diego

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April 18 2016

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Date: April 18, 2016
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Galeria De La Raza

2857 24th Streeet
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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