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November 2018

Anti-Gentrification Summit

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
East High School,
820 Northampton St Buffalo, NY 14211 United States
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An important event for the whole family–yes bring the kids, WASH will have a zone all set up for our younger generation. Join the OUR CITY coalition for a conversation around: affordable housing, community policing, immigration, public education, transportation, frontline arts, food and health equity, energy democracy, and cooperative ownership and community control of resources.Keynote Speakers: Jacqueline Patterson (Director, NAACP Climate and Environmental Justice Program) Jumaane Williams (NYC Councilmember, 45th District) Please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-anti-gentrification-summit-tickets-51979927362

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Squeaky Wheel symposium | Punctures: Textiles in Digital and Material Time

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Squeaky Wheel,
617 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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4pm | Garment Workers Betty Yu & the WASH Project. Moderated by Jasmina Tumbas. Any discussion on art has the potential for a romanticization of women’s labor, ignoring the sweatshops and gross exploitation of workers, displacement, and other factors inherent in global capitalism. Artist and activist Betty Yu will present on her interactive installation work The Garment Worker (2014) that focuses on the daily life of a garment worker and the hardships they encounter working in a sweatshop, providing a rare look…

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