A grassroots, environmental justice organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District

Learning from Chinatown’s History: Connecting Past & Present Housing Struggles

An urbanIDEA forum on Gordon Chin’s Building Community, Chinatown Style

Thursday August 6th, 2015 6:00-8:00pm
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street, San Francisco

Gordon Chin, founder, Chinatown CDC
NTanya Lee, independent movement activist
Oscar Grande, PODER

Moderated by Dyan Ruiz, [people.power.media]

This event is FREE
Please RSVP

As the fight over the right to stay in the Bay Area rages around us, join urbanIDEA for a special event in our 2015 Forum Series featuring Gordon Chin’s new book, Building Community, Chinatown Style.

Activists and thinkers NTanya Lee and Oscar Grande will discuss the ways that Chinatown’s history, as told by Gordon, can help us understand the contemporary urban housing dilemma locally and across the region. Join us as we explore how lessons and organizing strategies from past housing crises and fights for neighborhoods connect to today’s community struggles and the question of Who Can Afford to Live in San Francisco.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Sales will benefit urbanIDEA and the Chinatown Community Development Center, which published the book.