By Brooklyn Reader

January 28, 2015, 10:28 am

 

Photo courtesy BRIC

Photo courtesy BRIC

Join Brooklyn Independent Media on Wednesday, January 28, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, for a live broadcast of their town hall entitled,  Brooklyn for Sale: The Price of Gentrification.

BRIC will explore the emotions, politics, history, and future of this complex process defining the borough’s experience, including one of the foremost questions confronting Brooklyn today: Where do market forces and policy need to meet so that we can preserve the integrity of our diverse borough?

Believing that every voice counts, BRIC seeks to include as many perspectives as possible on the issue: the homeowner whose property is suddenly worth millions; the renter who’s afraid he’ll be priced out; the longtime resident being pushed out of her neighborhood; the many people who feel the racial and class tensions troubling the place we call home.gentrification

 

Panelists:
Sharon Zukin (Sociology Professor, Brooklyn College)
Robert Cornegy (City Council Member, 36th District)
Neil deMause (Journalist/Author of The Brooklyn Wars: The Stories Behind the Remaking of New York’s Most Populous Borough)
Ron Shiffman (Urban Planner/ Founder of the PRATT Center for Community Development)
Jherelle Benn (Community Organizer, Flatbush Tenant Association)
Juan Ramos (Director Affordable Housing Preservation, Broadway Triangle)

Moderator:
Brian Vines (Brooklyn Independent Media)

You can join the conversation and be heard.

Send BRIC your questions to the panelist via social media using #BHeard, and they may be answered live during the broadcast.

BRIC Arts Media House is located at 647 Fulton Street in Fort Greene.


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