Teachgiving: Liberating Land Use: How Zoning Promotes Cultural Genocidee and White Supremacy, and How We Can Fight Back

Because of growing white supremacy, concentrated land ownership, and the pandemic, it’s becoming increasingly clear that land use and zoning laws have been used as weapons of cultural genocide and violence against communities of color. Humans interact with land in so many ways: for home, livelihood, gathering, food, ceremony. In residential neighborhoods of Oakland, for example, people have always had home-based community gatherings, enterprises, and other activities that are not allowed by zoning laws. The pandemic has made this even more common. Community-gathering and economic activities of BIPOC and low-income communities are particularly forced to the margins due to lack of access to affordable land. The policing of land uses – and targeting of particular communities – has resulted in acts of violent enforcement. 

In this lunch discussion, we’ll hear from former Oakland Councilperson, Wilson Riles, land use attorney, Christopher Chou, and Law Center staff Dorian Payan and Janelle Orsi about problems and possibilities related to land use. Then we’ll invite discussion on questions like: What would it look like to liberate land use? How might we restore and support more natural relationships between people and land? What are the risks of changing zoning laws? What are other problems we must consider? How do we address predatory enforcement practices? What are promising models that we’ve seen? 

If you need Spanish Language or American Sign Language interpretation, please email Tia (tia@theselc.org) with Subject Line "Interpretation Request - for [mm/dd/yyyy] event." We will do our best to accommodate your request.

 

RSVP here!

WHEN
November 19, 2020 at 12pm - 1:30pm PST
WHERE
ONLINE-we'll send ZOOM info when you RSVP
Oakland, CA
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Christine ·
83 RSVPS
Mylene de Guzman Asa Dodsworth Tue Ho Prema Sagara Jenny Chen Brenda Salgado Kara Young Yeji Jung Raye Winch Chris Cuellar Cassandra Ferrera Josie Watson Valerie Jameson Ryan Brenner Sarah Dozor Cheryl Markham Abby Brown Olallie Lackler Nina Galin Justine Villanueva Britton Schwartz Liz Fujii Marc Dadigan Jean Yaste Christine Hernandez Gwendolyn Kuhlmann Amalia S h Imron Bhatti Julian McKinley Arianna Hee Lucienne Cross Dani D Isabel Ling Elena Bird Michael Wasserman nell scott Kayla Jackson Michael Brady Fay Strongin Izanie Love Joanna K Anna Saucedo Dayo Marsh Frances Huynh Malia Becker Cj O'Reilly

Will you come?


Showing 48 reactions

  • Mylene de Guzman
    rsvped +1 2020-11-19 12:08:31 -0800
  • Asa Dodsworth
    rsvped 2020-11-19 12:01:55 -0800
  • Tue Ho
    rsvped 2020-11-19 11:17:57 -0800
  • Prema Sagara
    rsvped 2020-11-19 10:50:33 -0800
  • Jenny Chen
    rsvped 2020-11-19 10:39:46 -0800
  • Brenda Salgado
    rsvped 2020-11-18 21:45:52 -0800
  • Kara Young, PhD
    @karaayoung tweeted link to this page. 2020-11-18 17:52:35 -0800
    Because of growing white supremacy, concentrated land ownership, and the pandemic, it’s becoming increasingly clear that land use and zoning laws have been used as weapons of cultural genocide and violence against communities of color. https://www.theselc.org/liberating_land_use_how_zoning_promotes_cultural_genocide?recruiter_id=94333
  • Kara Young
    rsvped 2020-11-18 17:52:04 -0800
  • Yeji Jung
    rsvped 2020-11-18 17:14:40 -0800
  • Raye Winch
    rsvped 2020-11-18 12:43:04 -0800
  • Chris Cuellar
    rsvped 2020-11-17 18:48:37 -0800
  • Cassandra Ferrera
    rsvped 2020-11-17 13:07:19 -0800
  • Josie Watson
    rsvped +1 2020-11-17 06:17:15 -0800
  • Valerie Jameson
    rsvped 2020-11-16 23:31:32 -0800
  • Ryan Brenner
    rsvped 2020-11-16 22:31:50 -0800
  • Sarah Dozor
    rsvped 2020-11-16 17:03:55 -0800
  • Cheryl Markham
    rsvped 2020-11-16 16:04:20 -0800
  • Abby Brown
    rsvped 2020-11-16 15:55:22 -0800
  • Olallie Lackler
    rsvped 2020-11-16 13:13:43 -0800
  • Nina Galin
    rsvped 2020-11-16 12:31:28 -0800
  • Justine Villanueva
    rsvped 2020-11-16 12:20:54 -0800
  • Britton Schwartz
    rsvped 2020-11-16 12:05:10 -0800
  • Liz Fujii
    rsvped 2020-11-16 11:55:09 -0800
  • Marc Dadigan
    rsvped 2020-11-14 14:58:31 -0800
  • Jean Yaste
    rsvped +1 2020-11-14 14:03:32 -0800
  • Christine Hernandez
    rsvped 2020-11-14 12:37:14 -0800
  • Gwendolyn Kuhlmann
    rsvped 2020-11-13 17:13:54 -0800
  • Amalia S h
    rsvped 2020-11-13 13:48:57 -0800
  • Imron Bhatti
    rsvped 2020-11-13 10:19:14 -0800
  • Julian McKinley
    rsvped 2020-11-13 05:35:35 -0800

Thanks to our Partners and Collaborators: