“People have a culture that’s been laid down for generations and you come in and now shit gotta change because you’re here?” From Spike Lee to bestsellers, gentrification finds a home in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Portland, and nationwide.
What does gentrification look like in 2019, and how does it create inequity in free expression? Presented by PEN America, this panel explores the ways in which gentrification becomes not only subject matter but inspiration for literary activism. Featuring Jessica Ceballos y Campbell, Javon Johnson, Cornelius Swart, and Renée Watson.
Location: Portland Ballroom 252, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
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