Manissa McCleave Maharawal

is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Her research focuses on struggles over urban space, gentrification and contemporary social movements in the United States. She has organized with a few of the groups featured here and was the co-director of the Narratives of Displacement Project.

You Can't Evict a Movement: Strategies for Housing Justice in the United States

You Can’t Evict a Movement: Strategies for Housing Justice in the United States

As neolib­er­al gen­tri­fi­ca­tion accel­er­ates to out­ra­geous lev­els, we focus on three epi­cen­ters of hous­ing strug­gles to share emerg­ing and long-term strate­gies of resis­tance. In doing so, we intend to ampli­fy a nation­al con­ver­sa­tion about how to com­bat the dis­place­ment, inequal­i­ty, and vio­lence that con­sti­tute gen­tri­fi­ca­tion.