Community Land Trusts & Resisting Gentrification:
This workshop seeks to distinguish the symptoms from causes of gentrification and discuss the ways in which students are implicated both in perpetuating gentrification and as an increasingly financially insecure population. This will be followed by a discussion of resistance tactics, specifically focusing on pros and cons of community land trusts (what they are, how they work, and contexts in which they are feasible).
Building Community is a citizens’ education project of the Milton-Parc Citizens’ Committee (CCMP). It seeks to encourage community development through popular education and social action rooted in ecological and democratic principles. Communauté Milton-Parc oversees an agreement that established a network of over 600 cooperative and non-profit housing units within several blocks east of McGill campus. This workshop is one of several projects our organization has developed to bridge the gap between the student population, cooperative/non-profit housing residents, and others in the neighbourhood.
The presenter, Tori Coon, is a U3 student majoring in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies and Urban Studies. She has been the co-coordinator for Building Community for one year. Her interests include housing justice, Pr*son abolition, and ethics in data visualization.
There will be lunch provided at this event!
Midnight Kitchen and McGill are located on unceded Kanien'kehá:ka territory.
Accessibility information: The building is wheelchair accessible through the south-side door, and there is an elavator to move between floors. There are accessible washrooms on the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors. The washroom on the 4th floor are gender-neutral and single occupancy. The nearest metro is Peel, 2 blocks away. The workshop is free of charge and open to both students and non-students! Bus tickets are available if requested in advance. If you need any additional information, please write to us: midnightkitchencollective | gmail ! com
We cannot guarantee that the building is scent-free, though we do use scent-free cleaning products in our kitchen. We encourage people attending our events to not wear strongly scented products (perfume, cologne, hair products, lotions etc)
For more details and why it is important see: https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/scent_free.html