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Gentrification Series--Opportunity Forum
Gentrification by Design: Rhetoric, Communication, and the City

Fri February 15, 2013 at SRH 3.122 LBJ School of Public Affairs

UT doctoral student Kristin Stimpson from the School of Communication will present research focusing on how visual, material, and discursive rhetorics influence the ways we view, implement, and negotiate change in the city. The issues of how the city takes shape, who gets to define the city, and who has the right to city spaces all speak to the contested nature of gentrification and its political function. The discussion will center around how our communication about gentrification today warrants our careful attention, as it will determine the physical, social, and cultural landscape of our city for decades to come.

Presentation Following by a Panel Discussion. Panelists TBD.

The Opportunity Forum is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty and staff working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities. For more information, please visit: https://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/opportunity-forum/

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