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Urban@UW hosts Anti-Displacement and Belonging Workshop

Published on February 11, 2022

Aerial image of the Central District of Seattle looking east
One goal of the Black Arts Legacies project is to highlight people whose stories tell a story about the ongoing gentrification of the historically Black Central District neighborhood Image Credit: Joe Wolf (CC BY-ND 2.0)

On January 25th and 26th, Urban@UW hosted a virtual workshop that brought together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and community partners to elevate key perspectives and facilitate cross-boundary discussions and action around the capacity for people to stay in place and stay in the community in the face of displacement. 

Led by Urban@UW Faculty Director Rachel Berney, and Urban@UW Director, Jen Davison, the workshop intended to develop a collective understanding of the current challenges of anti-displacement and belonging, connect regional scholars and community partners doing important work on these issues, foster new ideas and new collaborations for advancing understanding and solutions for anti-displacement and belonging in the Seattle region, & share resources, such as funding opportunities, across this community of practice. 

The 2-day workshop included presentations in the ongoing work of community organizations including CACE21, The Nehemiah Initiative, The Community Land Conservancy, and others, and in-depth conversations to understand and map out next steps for this important work. Urban@UW is working on an in-depth write-up of the event, to be shared soon.

update: read the write-up here.

Learn more about the event here.

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