Transportation GentriFUkation Press Conference and Rally

Tiny - Posted on 10 January 2018

Transportation Gentrification

The Release of the youth and family "WeSearch" Study on the impact of the BRT project on working class/poor people of color neighborhoods by transportation agencies and legislators.

What:Transportation Gentrification Press Conference and Rally
Where: 14th and Broadway -Oscar Grant Plaza Oakland

When: 1pm Tues, Jan 16th  


While AC transit and other transportation agencies receive and squander HUGE payments from State and Federal Transportation Agencies to build new transportation projects they launch yet another form of displacement and removal which has the impact of displacing working class and unhoused Oakland residents out of Oakland.
At this press conference poor, unhoused and working class Youth and families residents of East Oakland will release their extensive "WeSearch" (Poor people-led research coined by POOR Magazine) on the funding sources, cover-up and gentriFUkation plans of this new Transportation Gentrification hitting Deep East Oakland.

In addition to covering up the backroom deals made with AC Transit - the City and County denied access to documents requested by youth skolaz at Deecolonize Academy who filed over 14 Freedom of Information Act Requests from the city.

At this press conference and rally which will also visit AC Transit offices, working class and homeless residents will be making a formal demand to the legislators, the Mayor and AC transit to pay into a Community Reparations Fund to keep Oakland residents in Oakland while they try to build transportation lines about us without us.

Co-sponsored by POOR Magazine/ Kiss My Black Arts/ Krip Hop Nation World-Wide- - (community members pls contact us if you would like to co-sponsor this action)


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