RSVP BELOW! This is an in-person event and book signing at The People’s Forum, with the option to watch the YouTube livestream.
An updated analysis on the housing crisis during COVID-19 and conversation on gentrification, urban planning, and displacement between NYC housing and tenant organizer, Rima Begum, and author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State, Sam Stein.
The book talk and conversation will be followed by a book signing!
Rima Begum is a tenant organizer with Chhaya CDC and a co-founder of the Bangladeshi Tenants Union. She works with tenants to help them understand how policies affect them. Her work to combat oppression has enabled her to work with people of diverse racial, socio-economic, and gender backgrounds. She holds a Master of Social Work from Hunter College and in 2018 was Social Worker of Queens Honoree. She is fluent in Bangla.
Samuel Stein researches and writes about the politics of urban planning in New York City, with an emphasis on the housing, real estate, labor and gentrification. His work has been published in The Guardian, The Village Voice, Jacobin and many other newspapers, magazines, websites, edited volumes and scholarly journals, and has been reviewed in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, Architectural Review , and more. In 2019, Verso published his first book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State . He is a member of the steering committee for the Planners Network, the organization of progressive planning.
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