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Sep 11, 18

Fighting Gentrification: A Conversation on Direct Action w/ Defend Boyle Heights and Gay Shame

Join Defend Boyle Heights (LA) and GAY SHAME (SF) for a conversation on direct action followed by a short and festive march.

Saturday September 22, 6pm

518 Valencia Street, SF, CA


Why does building more condos cause rents to rise?
What’s the relationship between cops and condos?
Why do YIMBYs want to evict you?
How are artist used to make hoods more desirable to white people?
Why do so many non-profits work with developers instead of working to destroy them?

+++After the conversation we will have a festive march against evictions. (come dressed as your fave condo or techie)+++

For ASL or Spanish translation email [email protected] by Sept. 15. Space is wheelchair accessible.

Defend Boyle Heights is an autonomous coalition committed to building community power against gentrification principally through direct actions that target institutions and individuals that are aligned with the capitalist, pro-gentrification status quo. Our best line of defense is our own community; we are devoted to defending our hood by any means necessary.

GAY SHAME is a virus in the system. We are committed to a trans/queer extravaganza that brings direct action to spectacular levels of confrontation. We work collectively outside boring and deceptive non-profit models to fight white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, cops, settler-colonialism and all forms of domination. Liberals think we are frivolous decorations and mainstream gays want us gone. Against them and with each other we instigate, irritate, and agitate, to build cultures of devastating resistance.

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