Waverly Duck (University of Pittsburgh), “There Were Black People in the Past: Gentrification, Displacement, and the Making of a Food Oasis” (Workshop on Race and Social Science)

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 318 See map
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1714
Event description: 

In combining stakeholder interviews, site observations, and GIS mapping, Waverly Duck explains the development of a “food oasis,” a concentration of seven supermarkets within aquarter-mile radius in East Liberty, a poor and working class Black neighborhood. Duck shows that the creation of the food oasis has produced gentrification and has destabilized the local interaction order, which in turn, displaces Black residents.