Thinking, organizing, and mapping from Louisville, Kentucky and Los Angeles, California, this event will explore how the policing of nuisance has become a tool for neighborhood transformation and racial banishment. As documented by the Root Cause Research Center, the death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020 was linked to a neighborhood policing program used to declare nuisance properties in Louisville’s gentrifying neighborhoods. In Los Angeles, the Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program (CNAP) has similarly been used as a tool for redevelopment as well as a means to increase surveillance in the city’s communities of color.
Join us as we discuss the ways that organizing has been, and continues to be instrumental, in resisting these emerging racialized property logics.
– Jessica Bellamy, Root Cause Research Center
– Josh Poe, Root Cause Research Center
– Terra Graziani, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP)
– Pamela Stephens, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy