Wed, Mar 27 at 7:30 p.m. | 90 minutes
We'll gather at Berg'n beerhall with urban geographer Lauren Hudson for the story of how U.S cities became what they are today. We'll discuss rural outmigration, changes in our food, homeownership, and gentrification over drinks and dinner.
This Olio will cover the historical flashpoints of urban ‘development’ in the U.S. from the rural outmigration from the South after the end of Reconstruction, to the urban displacement wrought by gentrification. Between these two periods, we see changes in our food production, homeownership, and the state’s role in economic development--all of which created outcomes that we are still struggling to deal with today. Let's talk about it.
Lauren Hudson is currently a doctoral candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center where she writes about anti-capitalist organizing among women in NYC.