The Olympics and Homelessness: How The State of Exception Spurs Displacement and Tools for for the Left to Fight Back

Host/Sponsor: 
NOlympics LA

Description:

We'd like to give a presentation as to the work we've done this year and explain how that is relevant to housing and homelessness crises in 2017 and, specifically, why this matters to the Left in Los Angeles. We may screen a short film and invite some of our coalition partners. We'll break this down in more detail shortly.
Time: 
FRIDAY November 3rd - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room: 
TE-101

Chair

First Name: 
Jonny
Last Name: 
Coleman
Affiliation: 
DSA-LA

Speaker 1

First Name: 
David
Last Name: 
Goldblatt
Affiliation: 
Visiting Professor, Pitzer College
David Goldblatt is a writer, journalist and academic. In 2006 he published The Ball is Round : Global History of Soccer and on 2015 won the William Hill Sportsbook of the Year Award for Game of Our Lives: The Making and Meaning of English Football. His most recent book is the The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. He is currently Visiting Professor at Pitzer College, Los Angeles.

Speaker 2

First Name: 
Damien
Last Name: 
Goodmon
Affiliation: 
Crenshaw Subway Coalition
Damien Goodmon is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Crenshaw Subway Coalition (“CSC”) as well as the Executive Director of the Housing is a Human Right Coalition.

Speaker 3

First Name: 
Caitlin
Last Name: 
Parker
Affiliation: 
Cal State Long Beach
Caitlin Parker is a Phd Candidate at UCLA and a lecturer in the History Department at Cal State Long Beach. Her research focuses on urban policy and politics in Los Angeles from the 1960s to present.

Speaker 4

Speaker 5

Left Forum and LA Progressive
present: