Saturday, Jan 18, 8:30 AM-5 PM

Right to Stay! – Anti-Displacement Agenda Community Design Session

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Getting there
1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA

REGISTER HERE PANELS & WORKSHOPS - SAT, JAN, 18 - 8:30AM-5:00PM Come give your input and learn best practices to create an Anti-Displacement Agenda for New Orleans. Dynamic workshops and panel discussions will take place at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center on historic Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (old Dryades street). Childcare is available throughout the day's programming on Saturday. Please note the number of children who will attend and need care. ABOUT THE EVENT This convening presented by Ujamaa Economic Development Corporation builds on the growing coalition of community experts who focus their anti-displacement strategies with models of how to "gentrify in place" - our communities have the right to stay in place and reap the benefits of improvements in their neighborhoods. A major goal of this solutions-based gathering is to continue growing the vocabulary and tools of residents and neighborhood grassroots organizations around the policies which affect affordability, development, and opportunity. Ujamaa EDC has already seen our cultural community strengthen their efforts by communicating their needs in the language that investors and policymakers understand. There is value in a shared community voice, and an even greater value when community and its partners agree on the terms. Panelists will include representatives of PolicyLink, Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, Crescent City Community Land Trust, Mayor's Office of Economic & Community Development, Finance Authority of New Orleans, University of New Orleans Urban Planning, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, and the New Orleans Business Alliance. INFO@UJAMAAEDC.ORG, UJAMAA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, 504-439-6747