Housing and the Green New Deal

June 24, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church | 1525 Newton St NW | Washington, DC 20010

Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/mdcdsa/events/261805193/

Cities are more expensive than ever, with an urgent need for affordable housing hitting DC and communities all over the country as for-profit development and gentrification keep displacing working-class people from urban areas. At the same time, the climate crisis is forcing more people to flee their communities because of fires, floods, and droughts — often driving them toward the very centers of capital that are becoming unaffordable.

Together, these pressures offer an opportunity to rethink how we build and order our lives — the chance to use frameworks like the Green New Deal to remake housing in the United States and build a sustainable, just life for everyone.

Join Metro DC DSA and Greater Greater Washington for a panel discussion on housing and the Green New Deal, moderated by Jeremiah Lowery of DC For Democracy!

Panel members include:
Alex Baca, Housing Program Organizer, Greater Greater Washington
Patrick Houston, Climate & Inequality Organizer, New York Communities for Change
Daniel Aldana Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

ASL interpretation will be provided. The church (the main area of the building, also known as the sanctuary) is directly accessible by people with disabilities.

You can also follow along on the livestream which will be at https://www.facebook.com/ecosocialists.DSA

Check out these pieces for more background on the panel
Daniel Aldana Cohen on a Green New Deal for housing: https://jacobinmag.com/2019/02/green-new-deal-housing-ocasio-cortez-climate
Alex Baca on land use and a Green New Deal: https://slate.com/business/2019/02/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-flaw-land-use.html
NY Communities for Change’s platforms on climate & housing: https://www.nycommunities.org/issues/climate/