Housing Matters: Gentrification, Detention, and the Foreclosure Crisis in Chicago

HOUSING MATTERS: Gentrification, Detention and the Foreclosure Crisis in Chicago

Saturday 9 March, 4.30-6.30pm

DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton Ave

Join us for a discussion about efforts to re-think and re-shape Chicago and a sneak peek at AREA Issue #13 “Home Fronts, Housing Struggles,” coming out in early April! Presentations will focus on ongoing research and activism, including:

•             Euan Hague “Housing Development and Community Destabilization in Pilsen”

•             Rozalinda Borcila and Daniel Carrillo “The New Housing Boom: Immigrant Detention as Secure Housing”

•             Day Without Public Art in Pilsen “Puppies Out of Pilsen!”

•             Communities United Against Evictions and Foreclosures “Housing as a Human Right”

Sponsored by DePaul University Department of Geography, DePaul Geography Students Association, The Indian Institute of Geographical Studies and AREA-Chicago, an independent publication, website and event series that supports the work of people and organizations building a socially just city. AREA works to create relationships and sustain community through art, research, education and activism.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Contact:

Euan Hague, Department of Geography, ehague@depaul.edu/773-325-7890
Rozalinda Borcila, AREA-Chicago, (813)7890123/info@areachicago.org/housing13@areachicago.org;
Bridget Newsham, (630)456-5706/Bridget.newsham@gmail.com