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Is Housing a Human Right?

There's a growing housing disparity across the United States. Corporations and wealthy individuals are consolidating more property as the path to homeownership becomes more elusive. In California alone, there's a housing shortage of 1.5 million units, and renters account for over half of the market. With greater demand and rising rents, homelessness is also increasing. Legislators and developers are critical to how we address this issue, as are landlords and tenants, but our actions are framed by our thinking about housing. 


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City Rising: The Informal Economy

From the beginning of our nation’s history our laws, institutions and social norms have contributed to the creation of a segmented or dual economy. Many people — including people of color, women and immigrants — were excluded from the benefits of society, forcing them to find alternative ways to make a living in a parallel economy.

  • 2020-09-29T22:00:00-07:00

City Rising: Gentrification and Displacement

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.

  • 2020-10-06T22:00:00-07:00

City Rising: Youth & Democracy

CITY RISING: Youth & Democracy follows the stories of youth leaders, allies and organizations as they challenge institutional and systemic issues through civic engagement.

  • 2020-10-20T13:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-20T17:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-25T12:00:00-07:00