Shell companies gorge on available real estate. Rents are too damn high. Seventy percent of Americans are a medical emergency away from being homeless. That was the Neoliberal City before the Plague. What’s it going to look like afterwards? How might the pandemic change the strategies, tactics, agendas, priorities, and material conditions of already-existing urban movements in the US and internationally, such as those for housing, healthcare, labor, racial justice, indigenous sovereignty, gender and sexual liberation, and environmental justice? What new movements or mobilizations must arise in response to the multiple dimensions of this crisis as they continue to unfold in our cities and beyond? What are two possible futures — one that you would hope to build, and one that you would resist — that could play out in your city in the wake of this pandemic?
Featuring Cal Winslow, Emily Cunningham with, Michel Chen and Sarah Jaffe
Presented by Red May Seattle with support from Town Hall Seattle.