The LA Black Investors Club and Sip & Sonder are excited to announce a Gentrification Town Hall meeting at Sip & Sonder in Downtown Inglewood on June 21st.
It’s no secret that buzz around gentrification in Los Angeles has flooded recent news. In Inglewood specifically, the development of the new NFL stadium, rising home prices, and the changing demographic have been met with mixed responses. While some see gentrification as “revitalization,” others see it as posing a threat to a traditionally black space and community. The Town Hall meeting will provide a forum for local residents, businesses, and other community stakeholders to discuss and grapple with the intricacies and complications of gentrification in Inglewood, the inherent idea of displacement, how any benefits of gentrification can include residents that currently live there, and the role of policy and government in shaping the effects of this phenomenon.
Moderated by Sharron St. John: Real estate agent & Founder of St. John Estates.
Stephanie Ardrey: CEO & President of Blu Diamond Group, Inc., Blu Diamond Capital, Advisory and Properties, a full-service real estate brokerage, advisory and development firm
Saul Gonzalez: Host and Co-Producer of KCRW's "There Goes the Neighborhood: LA"
Moses Harris: VP & Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Syndicated Finance Group.
Robert Rubin: Executive Director of the Vermont Village Community Development Center