Tuesday, August 22
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle is facing a major housing crisis. The median home price in the city in June was $729,000 and the average rent for a one bedroom apartment was $2,063. While the population of the city is rapidly increasing, it is becoming increasingly impossible for working class people to afford the cost of housing. The homeless population is increasing in size and many people are newly facing poverty, but yet the priorities and profits of developers continue to guide city policies at every level.
Join us for a discussion about the housing crisis and gentrification from a Marxist perspective. We’ll look at how these housing trends fit in with the capitalist system and neoliberalism, as well as whose interests are served by gentrification.