UpFront

Development, Displacement, and . . . Football

Oakland’s Coliseum-City-Plan-DesignCity Council is poised to vote on a plan that could shape billions of dollars in investment, decide the fate of 120 acres of public land, radically change the economy of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, and – if everything works out – keep major-league sports in town. We’ll talk to three community organizers about what it would take to keep that plan from displacing people and their jobs, and the big question most of the Bay is wrestling with: how do you build a city that works for everyone? Plus: an anti-football manifesto from a fan turned apostate.

Guests in this Show:

  • Rashidah Grinage, Executive Director, People United for A Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO)
  • Robbie Clark, Housing Rights Campaign Lead Organizer, Causa Justa :: Just Cause
  • Nehanda Imara, East Oakland Community Organizer for Communities for a Better Environment
  • Steve Almond, author of Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto

 

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