On July 15th at 10 am, join Homeless Coalition’s Director of Education and author of Steal the Street, Dr. Mark Mussman, on a special 2-hour walking tour of Over-the-Rhine, the West End and Downtown Cincinnati, that focuses on the actions, events, and development, as well as, the author’s understanding of gentrification and homelessness.
This tour is a fundraiser for the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition’s Education Program. Tickets are required.
About the Book:
Steal the Street is a collection of short articles on gentrification, public space, and community voice. The articles were written for Streetvibes, a street paper in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2015 through 2019. The focus of Streetvibes is homelessness, so each article focuses on different aspects of homelessness and inequity in Cincinnati, much of it centered around the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. Articles include original photographs that further the narratives by providing evidence and perspectives enforced throughout each chapter. The forward is written by Alice Skirtz, author of Econocide.
The housing crisis has been especially pronounced since the 2008 economic crisis. Since then, millions of Americans have been thrust into homelessness and removed from their homes. With the housing crisis growing due to the pandemic and continued neoliberalism, more communities will be displaced and transformed into safe havens for the growth of exclusionary generational wealth. Steal the Street provides a solid foundation to interpret current events and helps us to consider a different future, one without homelessness.
Get your copy of the book in paperback or digital: https://parlorpress.com/products/steal-the-street
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