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Punishing The Poor: A Community Response to San Antonio Code Enforcement in Communities of Color
Saturday, December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Democratizing Racial Justice presents Punishing The Poor: A Community Response to San Antonio Code Enforcement in Communities of Color. Join us for this virtual plática on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10am – 12pm CT.
Intros by Alejandra Elenes.
Graciela Sánchez & Kayla Miranda as co-facilitators.
– Heather K. Way
– Leticia Sánchez
– Lawson Picasso
– Antonia Castañeda
Zoom Registration Link: bit.ly/communityresponse210
Spanish translation provided by the RGV Language Justice Collective.
A recent University of Texas School of Law research report reveals that San Antonio’s system of code enforcement disproportionately targets the homes of low income Black and Latinx residents. This report confirms the complaints that residents and housing activists have been making for over a decade. The report provides clear evidence of racial and class bias in San Antonio’s code compliance policies and practices. Join us for an important panel and community conversation about this report and about the struggle to end these oppressive practices.
Recommended pre-read–Ousted: The City of San Antonio’s Displacement of Residents through Code Enforcement Actions at bit.ly/displacement210
Presented by the People’s Academy, a partnership between the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and UTSA, in collaboration with the Historic Westside Residents Association and the Westside Preservation Alliance. Spanish translation provided by the RGV Language Justice Collective.
Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.