Gentrification: A Case Study And Challenge For Atlanta

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The Baton Foundation says
Using as a case study the film, My Brooklyn: the real story behind the takeover of America’s hippest city, this program will create a space in which Atlanta citizens can consider the implications of and learn more about the ramifications of gentrification in the City of Atlanta.

Gentrification, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.”

As Atlanta continues to feed its hunger to become a world-class city, Atlantans must think more critically about the impact of gentrification on its citizenry (socially, politically, culturally, and in myriad other ways). After the film, panelists Senator Vincent Fort (Georgia State Senate), sociolgy professor Deirdre Oakley (Georgia State University), and Pastor Anthony A.W. Motley (Lindsay Street Baptist Church) will comment on the New York case study--discussing the similarities and differences between that NYC borough and Atlanta. The panelists will then lead the audience in a conversation about the history of gentrification in Atlanta and its most recent manifestations in the city too busy to hate.
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By: The Baton Foundation

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