Before Gentrification event flier



Dr. Golash-Boza's book Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC's Racial Wealth Gap explores how redlining, incarceration, anti-blackness, and gentrification have resulted in DC becoming an extremely unequal city. Join us for a book talk and panel discussion with the author. (Refreshments will be served in the hallway outside the colloquia room 11:30am-12:00pm. Program begins at 12:00pm).


  • Tanya Golash-Boza, Executive Director, UC Washington Center, and Professor of Sociology at UC Merced. She is the author of Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC's Racial Wealth Gap, and several other books that engage with issues such as racism, immigration policy, human rights, and race in Latin America.


  • Amani M. ​Nuru-Jeter, Professor of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, where her research focuses on race and socioeconomic health disparities and the measurement and study of racism as a social determinant of health.
  • Felix Owusu, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, researching inequality, race, and public policy with a focus on the criminal legal system.
  • Carolina K. Reid (moderator), Professor of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

This event is organized by the Othering & Belonging Institute and co-sponsored by UC Berkeley's Division of Equity & Inclusion.

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