With a turnout of over 110, this event kicked off our Community Dialogues as we examined the structural forces behind gentrification and the resulting social justice issues at stake in the urban core, on both national and local levels. Some of our discussion points included how our city is shaped by class and race, what has been gained and lost through recent urban development models, and what this means for communities across the economic ladder.
Click the hyperlinks below to listen to the speakers’ segments.
Speakers and Topics
Why Gentrification 101? Jennifer Summers & Jenn Arens Peaslee Neighborhood Center
The Elephant of Gentrification/Definitions Jenn Arens Peaslee Community Ed Coordinator
Traits and Trends of Gentrification Elaina Johns-Wolf UC Sociology PhD candidate
A Piece of a Much Larger Economy Jeff Timberlake UC Sociology Associate Professor American Cities: Class and Race
American Cities: Class and Race Tom Dutton Miami University Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine
Gentrification: Black Lives Matter Ashley Harrington Black Lives Matter Cincinnati
Public/Private Partnerships Alice Skirtz PhD Social Work Author
Housing Affordability Mary Burke Rivers Over-the-Rhine Community Housing Executive Director
Housing Inventory Activity Jenn Arens
Over-the-Rhine: Activist Perspective Bonnie Neumeier Over-the-Rhine Resident Activist
Over-the-Rhine: Resident Perspective Dorothy Darden Over-the-Rhine Resident Community Leader
Over-the-Rhine: The Cost of Gentrification Shireen Deobhakta PhD Urban and Public Affairs University of Louisville
What’s Next? Jenn Arens
This series is funded by the generosity of ArtsWave.