Two neighborhoods — Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York — are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gentrification. And some are pushing back against those who would cash in on the eviction and displacement of longtime residents. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear how one Crown Heights restaurant drew the protest of local residents, and how a coalition of activists in Boyle Heights is taking direct action against gentrifying forces in the neighborhood.
Leonardo Vilchis, Union de Vecinos & Defend Boyle Heights; Claudia Medina, Eviction Defense Network; Carlos Montes, Centro CSO & Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council; Diana Richardson, NY State Assembly; Becca Brennan, owner of Summerhill Restaurant; Geoffrey Davis, Crown Heights community organizer.
Host: Monica Lopez
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker
Contributing Producers: Otis Gray, producer of the podcast Hungry
Special thanks to Jesus Hermosillo, producer of the podcast This Is Where We Stay.
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