Vigilantes and law enforcement groups have long worked together to create and protect the racial order in the United States.
Jamaal Henderson (they/them) is from ACT UP Philly. ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, is best known for confrontational direct actions that forced the government to address the AIDS epidemic. Jamaal explained why ACT UP Philly is now taking a leading role in organizing alongside and as unhoused people.
David Carbajal Torres organizes with Tenants United Santa Ana (Tú Santa Ana). shows how rent hikes and gentrification displace immigrant communities. David also discussed the community resistance to displacement through organizing, culture, and community ties.
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Emerald (ze/hir), is a housing activist and member of the board of the South Bay Community Land Trust (SBLCT). Emerald talked about what runaway housing costs look like in the area and discussed their particular effects on oppressed populations like queer youth and elders.
Vasudha Kumar is a resident of California’s Silicon Valley. After playing a leading role in a multi-year campaign to stop a new Google megacampus, Vasudha now studies the dynamics of economic displacement in cities around the U.S.