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This discussion will present a history of housing which will critically analyze the oppressive housing conditions that have shaped our present reality here in Stanislaus county.
This presentation aims to be grounded in the political and economic history that has shaped the people's current material conditions. This will consist of a radical critique of the role our United States government played in dynamics such as redlining, segregation, racially restrictive covenants, and other exclusionary or violent mechanisms of control. Through this perspective, we invite our audience to question the "legitimacy" of our current economic structure that maintains the oppressive housing conditions of people in our community. How is this relevant to our current condition? Political and economic history create legacies that have generational impacts. With this lens, we aim to examine and explain how these histories have created structural oppressions we see today such as individuals experiencing homelessness or the housing crisis in general. In sum, we invite the people of our community into organizations for true housing justice and liberation.
Facilitated by Faith in the Valley, Department of Geography, Housing & Residential Life, Department of Political Science, Public Administration & Leadership Studies, and the WCCC.