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Displacement Week:
"The Effects of Gentrification on Chicago's Communities"

February 26, 2008

A panel discussion with Jamie Kalven, Tom Walsh, Victoria Romero. (Moderator: Virginia Parks)

Jamie Kalven: Writer, Invisible Institute
Tom Walsh: Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Jewish Council on Urban Affiars
Victoria Romero: President of the Board, Pilsen Alliance
Moderator: Virginia Parks: Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

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)