May Day: Intersecting labor, City and Community Health

May Day: Intersecting labor, City and Community Health
Topic: mayday, cities, labor movement, houseless
Segment: D Report
Participants: Sofia Aguilar, MA Urban Affairs
Broadcast Air Date: 05/04/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Discussion Topics:
– Is San Francisco Sanctuary city?
– How does May Day in San Francisco compare to May Day in the Inland Empire?
– Does May Day Include immigrant, LGBTQ and other intersectional communities?
– How does the employment market space disrupt the city space?
– How is San Francisco’s Tech sector disruption of communities similar to Fontana’s community disruption by warehouses?
– The “Tech boom” and “warehouse boom “both equally force people out of their homes and neighborhoods?
– What is the percentage of houseless population in San Francisco a result of housing displacement?
– Is the houseless crisis directly connected to labor issues?
– Is homeless the same as houseless?
– What are cities?
– Are cities centers of inequality?
– What are the different stories we tell about the reasons for House lessness/ Homelessness?
– Can you use your gym membership to cope with being Houseless?
– What if you work, yet must live out of your car because you can’t afford house shelter?
– Why do the people that keep the city running, not able to live in the city?
– Why do city mayors say the city is for everyone, when not everyone can afford to live in the city?
– How do the observations of the city change if you dissociate and pretend you are visitor?
– How can the city take advantage of so much inequality, when the city officials say the city is for everyone?
– How and why do we normalize the inequality of cities?
– Just because we are told the inequalities normal, does not make it right.
– How is May Day commemoration the power of the work force?
– How do we transform our vulnerabilities to movements of empowerment?
– How do we defend our communities from the drastic economic transformations?
– How do we extend the conversations past the May Day events?
– How do conversations of power, create capsules of insulation that separate us?
– Are you a worker or non-worker?
– How are the different workers united by a shared vulnerability?
– How does knowledge become a tool of transformation?
– How do we make cities equitable for communities that have been historically marginalized?

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