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Labor and the Right to the City Movements (Feb. 26 - UC Santa Cruz)

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  • Rick Kos
    The Center for Labor Studies & the Urban Studies Research Cluster at the University of California Santa Cruz are pleased to present: * * *WHOSE CITY? LABOR &
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      The Center for Labor Studies & the Urban Studies Research Cluster at the
      University of California Santa Cruz are pleased to present:
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      *WHOSE CITY? LABOR & THE RIGHT TO THE CITY MOVEMENTS*
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      A one-day conference

      *David Harvey, keynote speaker*

      February 26, 2011

      9:30 am - 5:00 pm

      Humanities 206, University of California Santa Cruz

      Workers, environmentalists, and urban social movements have recently
      converged under a new banner: "the right to the city." The phrase refers to
      the right of city dwellers-now the world's majority-to democratically
      control development and resources in the cities in which they live . In
      today's global economy, this "right" is profoundly challenged. Social
      divisions are experienced increasingly in spatial terms- through gentrified
      housing markets and polarized job markets; unequal access to green space and
      unequal exposure to environmental risk; and new modes of segregation,
      exclusion, and policing of public space. Against this backdrop, the process
      of urbanization itself has become a significant site of political
      contestation for a wide range of groups, and the idea of the "right to the
      city" both a critique and call to organize. Bringing together leading
      scholars, practitioners, and activists from across California and the U.S.,
      "Whose City?" will provide an opportunity to think critically and creatively
      about these emerging labor and urban-based coalitions-- from their historic
      roots to their possible futures, from their local to their global
      manifestations.

      For more information about the event, go to:
      http://urban.ihr.ucsc.edu/events/whose-city/<https://cruzmail.ucsc.edu/Redirect/urban.ihr.ucsc.edu/events/whose-city/>
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