Community Gardens and Gentrification in New York City: Appropriation and Resistance
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Prita Lal will speak about her chapter in the newly edited volume A Recipe for Gentrification: Food, Power, and Resistance in the City, which was based on her doctoral research that focused on the relationship between urban agriculture and gentrification in New York City. Lal's research complicates notions of gentrification as being more than simply the displacement of Black, Latinx and other historically marginalized communities, but about the appropriation of community-built resources such as the community gardens started by these long-time residents. Her talk will also explore the possibilities of Community Land Trusts as sites of resistance to gentrification.
Prita Lal is a faculty member in Food Justice/Food Policy at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her interests include the intersections of food and environmental justice with social movements, solidarity economics, and community-based learning. She has a PhD in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and holds a certificate in Urban Agriculture from Farm School NYC.
Event is sponsored by CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum.
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Photo credit: Hattie Carthan Community Garden