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Reckoning: Leveraging Histories of Displacement to Achieve Equity Workshop

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The Urban Equity Collaborative (UEC) is a University of Maryland initiative that employs an intersectional, multidisciplinary, and collaborative approach to community-based research. UEC strengthens community leaders and community-based organizations around critical issues of urban inequality through community-based research and policy action. At the center of the collaborative’s work are issues of urban dispossession and displacement with a strong focus on quality affordable housing, immigrants’ rights, and small business displacement.

UEC hosts workshops that bring community leaders, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty to discuss the challenges facing urban communities. Our goal is to examine theories and methods for interdisciplinary research that highlight policy and practice for investing in community-based solutions. We aim to address the multiple and compounding forms of dispossession and displacement in urban neighborhoods and their acute impacts on marginalized communities.

On Thursday, November 9th, 2023 from 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., UEC will host a workshop titled Reckoning: Leveraging Histories of Displacement to Achieve Equity with Corey Shaw Jr, DC Legacy Project Director at Empower DC. Shaw will discuss his ongoing involvement in the Black Broad Branch Project which advocates for reparations for two families whose ancestors were displaced from Chevy Chase, DC in 1928. The Black Broad Branch Project engages with the descendants of those families to mobilize a coalition of scholars, DC residents, and community organizations toward the goal of winning reparation in the forms of Acknowledgment, Compensation, and Education. We are grateful for your time and contributions! Lunch will be served.


Preinkert Hall

This two-part hybrid workshop will be held in Preinkert Hall Suite 1221 from 12-2pm. The first half of the workshop will consist of a talk followed by question and answer. This portion of the event will be available online via Zoom. To register to attend the event in-person or virtually, please fill out our Google form!


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