Berkeley NACCP to Discuss Action at “Race, Equity and Gentrification” Event


The Berkeley NAACP is holding a discussion calling for action on Race Equity and Gentrification: the Politics and Control of Black Bodies,” Saturday, Aug. 29, 1 pm. to 4 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. in Berkeley.


Speakers will include Oakland City Councilmember Desley Brooks, who proposed and was instrumental in winning a new Department of Race and Equity in Oakland.


There will also be a Black Lives Matter panel discussion.


The forum will consider a proposal to create a City of Berkeley Race and Equity Department, which will address the “current impacts of institutional and structural racism (that) combine to restrict opportunities for people of color, including immigrant and refugee communities,” according to the event flyer.


Another proposal is to development an African American Holistic Resource Center. “African Americans in Berkeley need to have a place in the community that is welcoming and offers culturally congruent holistic services to Black residents,” according to the flyer.


Co-sponsors of the event are Berkeley NAACP, Healthy Black Families, African American/Black Professionals & Community Network, ACLU Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter and East Bay Community Law Center.


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