"Forum on the University of Chicago and Hyde Park/Kenwood/Woodlawn"
February 28, 2008
A panel discussion with Susan Cambell, Bryan Echols and Mattie Butler.
Susan Cambell: University of Chicago Office of Community Affairs
Bryan Echols: MAGIC
Mattie Butler: Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors
The purpose of Displacement Week is to engage the University of Chicago and Hyde Park/Kenwood/Woodlawn communities with issues around the displacement of people for economic development. We will examine the connection between displacement caused by global and local economic development processes, such as the proliferation of Special Economic Zones and the rapid expansion of gentrification. We will also use this week to create a dialogue about the University of Chicago's responsibility to global and local communities.
Displacement Week 2008 is being organized collaboratively by the following organizations at the University of Chicago: The Human Rights Program, Committee on Southern Asian Studies, Chicago Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Southside Solidarity Network, Center for International Studies, Students for Human Rights, Students Organizing United with Labor (SOUL)