Beyond The Pandemic Media Place, Displacement, & The Politics of Housing Video

Gallatin Day of Social Justice: Housing Security in the Age of Covid-19

Friday, January 29, 4:30pm6:00pm

Corporate landlords, including private equity real estate, are once again poised to reap record profits in the midst of a crisis. Join a conversation with tenant organizers, scholar-activists, and policy analysts to envision life-affirming alternatives. We’ll discuss ongoing tenant organizing wins and a proposal for a federal Social Housing Development Authority, a mechanism to keep the value of homes in the hands of the communities most impacted by racist housing policy, debt burdens, and the losses of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Director of the Urban Democracy Lab

Jacob H. Carlson

Urban and political sociologist, focused on democracy, housing, and changing cities

Thomas Yu

Co-Executive Director of Asian Americans for Equality in New York City

Pamela Phan

Right to City

Sara Duvisac

American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow, former Fellow in Urban Practice for the Urban Democracy Lab

Claudia Pagon Marchena

Legislative Aide to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Amanda Huron

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia

Marnie Brady

Moderator, Assistant Professor of Politics and Human Rights at Marymount Manhattan College


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