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E6: The Future

Like the racial covenants that remain in official records around California, housing patterns are entrenched. But as more people realize they will never be homeowners, renters are thinking about their rights and refusing to yield decision-making to owners and developers. Protests that broke out over the development of a transit plaza in Boyle Heights show a community demanding to be engaged in the redevelopment process. Similarly, the fate of a subsidized housing project in South Central L.A. shows the power of community groups to subvert market forces and attempts to redefine housing as a human right. While both successful, those working to reverse the devastating effects of racial and economic discrimination assert that “every neighborhood has to have a different solution, it is not one template that fits all.” Long-term solutions will require deploying a variety of strategies.

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City Rising

This multi-platform documentary shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States. City Rising follows the journey of California communities that are fighting gentrification and features a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state. People of color who cherish their neighborhood's culture and sense of community are mobilizing against unsustainable rents and other forces that they see are pushing neighbors into homelessness.

  • 2018-12-05T12:00:00-08:00