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Housing Justice in #UnequalCities, Part 2

Feb 1 @ 9:00 am-6:30 pm

“A Network at the Intersection of Scholarship, Global Partnership, and the Politics of Housing”

The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin invites you to join us for the HOUSING JUSTICE IN #UNEQUALCITIES CONFERENCE.

The Housing Justice in #UnequalCities Network (BCS 1758774) is funded by the National Science Foundation and brings together research communities whose work analyzes key geographies of housing precarity (evictions, homelessness, displacement, segregation, informal settlements) and examines established and emergent practices of housing justice. In doing so, it consolidates housing justice as a field of inquiry and sets the stage for future research in geography and urban studies.

Conference Agenda

9:00-10:00 am. Research Justice in Unequal Cities
Opening Remarks:
Ananya Roy, UCLA

Sophie Oldfield, University of Cape Town (via Zoom)
In Everyday City Struggles: Experiments in Collaborative Research

Terra Graziani and Hilary Malson, UCLA
Praxis: Reflection + Action

10:00-11:30 am. Rent and Property
Chair: Michael Lens, UCLA

Nicholas Blomley, Simon Fraser University
Rent, Precarity, and Property Relations

Gilda Haas, LA Coop Lab
Beyond Extraction

Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink
When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive: Building New Frames and Data to Power the Renter Movement

11:45 am-1:15 pm. Racial Banishment
Chair: Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA

Nik Heynen, University of Georgia
“Ruins of a Great House”: Re-Earthing the Plantation and the Struggle for the Abolitionist Commons

Rahim Kurwa, University of Illinois, Chicago
The New “Man in the House” Rules: The Central Role of Gender and Family in the Policing of Housing Vouchers

Laura Pulido, University of Oregon
The Cultural Memory of Dispossession

= 1:15-2:00 pm. Lunch =

2:00-3:30 pm. Circuits of Carcerality and Financialization
Chair: Hannah Appel, UCLA

Desiree Fields, University of Sheffield
Financialization and Racial Capitalism After the Crisis

Hamid Khan, Stop LAPD Spying
Data Driven Displacement

Toussaint Losier, University of Massachusetts, Amherst/Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign
“To Tell the Whole Wide World This is Peoples’ Territory”: Human Rights and Housing Decommodification in the Praxis of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

3:45-5:30 pm. Why a Global Research Network? Theory, Activism, Pedagogy
Chair: Eric Sheppard, UCLA

Gautam Bhan, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Imagining “Global” Collaborations within the Southern Urban Question

Tony Roshan Samara, Right to the City Alliance
Translocal Productions of Knowledge and Power

Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, LA Tenants Union
School of Echoes, The Making of the L.A. Tenants Union, or 101 Reasons You Can’t Do Politics Alone

Raquel Rolnik, University of São Paulo
Echoing Voices and Inventing Counter Narratives Displacements and Emplacements in Metropolitan Sao Paulo

5:30-6:30 pm: Reception 
3rd floor Commons, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs