The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring Quinn Rhi of National CAPACD and Manisha Lance and Karimah Dillard of Raksha, Inc. Quinn presented the new #OurNeighborhoods Anti-Displacement toolkit, developed by National CAPACD to address gentrification and displacement, and walked us through the toolkit website. Then, Karimah and Manisha introduced us to Raksha, Inc., a Georgia-based nonprofit organization servicing the South Asian community. They discussed the intersections of housing, safety, affordability, and accessibility, and how these issues often result in gentrification and displacement. Raksha, Inc., though not defined by a framework of tenant or neighborhood organizing, is still an organization that makes use of the #OurNeighbhorhoods toolkit as a way to educate communities. At the end of the webinar, the guest speakers discussed the challenges they anticipate on the road ahead, particularly in regard to building leadership in their client populations and finding ways to engage folks who have limited time and capacity.
In case you missed the webinar, we’ve made it easy to watch a recording and download the slides.
Additional resources, organizations, and tools related to the webinar include:
- The #OurNeighborhoods Organizing toolkit
- National CAPACD’s call for comments on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
- The Data Case for AAPI Anti-Displacement (also found on the toolkit website)
- The Upstream-Downstream Parable
- National Women’s Law Center
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