We see gentrification as a critical problem in our neighborhoods and nationwide. There is great work happening around this issue already, and we want to bring that work to an even more grassroots level and connect it to the work around police brutality and the prison system that we are already doing. We have been involved in Keep it 100 for Egleston, a grassroots effort to stop gentrification through street occupations and tent cities, protests, and a consistent presence at Boston Redevelopment Association meetings in Jamaica Plain/Roxbury. We have also been involved in Reclaim Roxbury, an ongoing community-driven effort building a new community-based structure and process for Roxbury to chart its own community-led vision and course for the future of the neighborhood. We want to keep this issue at the forefront of our work by including it in our community meetings over the summer, and by incorporating it into the workshops that we do for youth in high schools and elsewhere.
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