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UB's Gender Institute to host event addressing Buffalo's housing crisis


Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:20 am

By the University at Buffalo

The Gender Institute at the University at Buffalo will host a panel discussion on the housing crisis in Buffalo on Wednesday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Screening Room and via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists for this event are India Walton, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Rahwa Ghirmatzion. They will address how social reproduction – the passing on of social inequality across generations – is affecting Buffalo’s housing situation.

Carrie Tirado Bramen, director of the Gender Institute, says that assembling a panel of this stature is necessary to shed light on these important and complex issues.

“Buffalo, like much of the U.S., is in a severe housing crisis, where rents have escalated pricing most city residents out of affordable housing,” Bramen said. “This panel will address the roots of this crisis and how it is interconnected with other forms of injustice. We will also discuss what safe, sustainable forms of housing look like, and how feminist leaders are at the forefront of this movement.”

To attend the event, register on the Gender Institute’s website. For more information, contact the UB Gender Institute at [email protected] or by calling 716-645-5200.

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