Gentrification is something everyone is talking about — and the conversation is often heated. It’s a complicated idea with a range of factors: race, class, history, policy. And of course there is the personal experience that we each bring to the table.
WNYC Studios and The Nation wrapped their podcast There Goes the Neighborhood, an in-depth look at gentrification in Brooklyn, with a live event in The Greene Space at WNYC on May 2. The show featured a series of micro-conversations between people highlighted in the podcast and special guests. The evening was hosted by comedian Khalid Rahmaan.
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Micro-Conversation 1: ‘I Ain’t Moving’
How to push back on gentrification like a boss
Culture writer Michael Arceneaux in conversation with Monica Bailey from Episode 1.
Micro-Conversation 2: Developers are People Too
Being a developer at the height of gentrification can mean being regularly assumed the bad guy, but there is a mindful and socially conscious approach.
Fortune magazine contributor Ellen McGirt speaks with developer Boaz Gilad in Episode 4.
Micro-Conversation 3: Gentrification for the Win
How to show up in an historically black or brown neighborhood if you’re a white gentrifier.
CNN political correspondent Sally Kohn with Elizabeth Grefrath from Episode 4.
Micro-Conversation 4: We’re Not in Brooklyn Anymore
Reconciling what you thought Brooklyn was, and what it has become.
WNYC producer Rebecca Carroll in conversation with novelist Daniel Jose Older.
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