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#Reposting @habitatclt -- Find out why #DrTereraiTrent is @oprah favorite guest of all time as she visits with our friends @wbtvkristenm #morningbreak, @clttoday, and @charlottetalks! Dr. Trent will discuss affordable housing and upward mobility prior to speaking at our event BuildingFutures: A Symposium on Affordable Housing! Learn more at www.habitatcharlotte.org/buildingfutures #affordablehousing #buildingfutures #everyonedeservesahome ... See MoreSee Less
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Keynote: “Land, Autonomy and Inclusivity in the Tiny House Strategy.”
“To mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of the academic journal “Capitalism Nature Socialism”, Jewel Pearson, Ms. Gypsy Soul of Tiny House Trailblazers, and geographer and tiny house advocate Lee Pera, our featured keynote speakers, evaluate the tiny house movement as a strategy that can contribute to a post-capitalist future.
In line with the AAG 2018 Black Geographies theme, Jewel and Lee give special focus on how communities of color are deploying tiny houses as part of their broader efforts to build autonomy and halt environmental degradation, along with the structural-racial inequalities these efforts confront along the way. They also critically reflect on ways that the broader tiny house movement can challenge inequalities, making the tiny house strategy a more inclusive option for underserved populations.”
“Timely to the 2018 AAG Meeting in New Orleans, Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans (2017) by the late Clyde Woods reminds us of the long-standing, innovative work of Black life and resilience prominently weaved into the fabric of New Orleans and incorporates the movement for Black freedom in and beyond the region. In the spirit of Clyde Woods, contributions to the Black Geographies theme will address the meaningful role of Black communities and individuals as they advance the production of geographic knowledge and space-making practices. Likewise, contributions will encourage the critical reflection on the issues, processes, intrinsic qualities, and interconnections that shape Black lives and geographies on local, national, continental, and international scales.”