Resources

Links

1. Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America
facebook.com/pages/Race-Class-Power-and-Organizing-in-East-Baltimore-MBGomez/382850858455298?ref=stream&sk=info

2. Race and class determine ‘who gets the land’.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2twowz8pped4tbu/MiddleEastBalt.Gomez.2013.pdf

This dropbox link should allow you to download and/or print the powerpt presentation from April 1, 2013 public talk at MICA on displacement and resistance in Middle East Baltimore

3. Current activism for fair and equitable development in East Baltimore

BRACE Website:
bracebaltimore.blogspot.com

Fundraising to distribute ‘Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore’ to East Baltimore residents. link

News / Periodicals

1. EBDI has much to answer for                                                                                     Instead of jobs and housing, East Baltimore residents get empty promises and arrested protesters
www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-protest-20120607,0,227730.story

2. EBDI investigated – 5-part award-winning series investigating EBDI in The Daily Record –Melody Simmons, Joan Jacobs

DailyR.EBDI series in PDF

3. Gentrification and its effects: Will the local and historic Northeast market in East Baltimore survive the Johns Hopkins redevelopment initiative?

http://www.metropolismag.com/Point-of-View/December-2012/Progress-Ahead/

4. Urban renewal and community rebuilding and capitalism in the US

http://www.thenation.com/article/173668/capitalism-disaster-all-seasons

5. The Great East Baltimore Raze-and-Rebuild
After Faltering, a Johns Hopkins-Led Development Project Reorients Around a School
link

Urban renewal exhibit opening revisits controversial changes  urban renewal’s controversy

Portland neighbors hope hospital improves its Legacy

6. Eminent domain


Takings and Tax Revenue: Fiscal Impacts of Eminent Domain. Carrie B. Kerekes and Dean Stansel

-Eminent domain not to be used for private development or corrupt private:public partnerships

House Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Protect Property from Certain Eminent Domain Transfers

http://www.loansafe.org/bill-to-protect-private-property-rights

Attempted land grab ends with voters booting entire city council

http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/13/attempted-land-grab-ends-with-voters-boo

- Eminent domain used by community group?

Eminent Domain and a Horse Slaughterhouse at Wounded Knee?

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/05/30/eminent-domain-and-horse-slaughterhouse-wounded-knee-149612

- Eminent domain used to prevent foreclosure?

Oakland Tribune editorial: Richmond’s mortgage seizure plan not ready for prime time

http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_23353923/oakland-tribune-editorial-richmonds-mortgage-seizure-plan-not

Fed Raises Eminent Domain Issue – A Curious Choice

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/06112013_eminent_domain_mortgages.asp

-Eminent domain provides ‘public benefit’ through a boutique hotel?

Historic YWCA building to become boutique hotel

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_23439688/historic-ywca-building-become-boutique-hotel

-Eminent Domain Attorneys Launch New Resource Website to Help Ohio Landowners Affected by the Bluegrass Pipeline

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1273717#ixzz2UiovW1I1

-Eminent domain in Little Rock, Ark may oust Dillards for other corporation
http://www.timescall.com/business/business-columnists/ci_22968318/kindelspire-how-heck-did-we-get-here

-Accord may open door for ouster of Sears in Colorado
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121109/NEWS01/311090045/Accord-may-open-door-ouster-Sears

7. Tax breaks and incentives and  redevelopment in Pennsylvania

TIFs disproportionately benefit white neighborhoods in Chicago redevelopment
link

Buncher may scale back Strip District project in Pittsburgh                                        http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/buncher-may-scale-back-strip-district-project-in-pittsburgh-661040/

8. Reparations, accountability to the public and questions regarding benefit to the public for tax breaks to developers in Iowa, St. Louis and the US

The case for reparations. The Atlantic. May 21, 2014

New oversight requires cities report TIF revenues debts. Desmoines Register

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Regardless How They’re Counted, Incentives Do Nothing for Economic Development. The Atlantic Cities. Place Matters

www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/regardless-how-they-are-counted-incentives-do-nothing-economic-development/4140/

Pirrello: Walmart Ruling Clears Way for Economic Development

ballwin-ellisville.patch.com/articles/pirrello-lawsuit-ruling-clears-way-for-economic-development#comments_list

9. Poverty and health

Income Inequality in Health at All Ages: A Comparison of the United States and England http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300929

10. Our neighborhood affects our health

An African-American or Mexican-American senior living in a community where many neighbors share their background is less likely to have cancer or heart disease than their counterpart in a more mixed neighborhood.                                            http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/racial-segregation-is-healthy-for-older-people/health-care-disparities/

Place Matters

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKZGRAqy3IM

Where you live may decide how soon you die

www2.macleans.ca/2013/03/03/a-matter-of-postal-codes-2/

11. Redevelopment and health: what if we simply rebuilt the neighborhoods and keep people there?

Health outcomes of development, displacement, gentrification in Los Angeles

Physical And Mental Health Boosted By Move To Less Impoverished Neighborhoods
www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/250551.php

Urban redevelopment and neighborhood health in East Baltimore, Maryland: The role of Institutional and communitarian social capital. Gomez MB, Muntaner C. (2005) J Critical Public Health. 15:83.
critical pub health

“Everything that looks good ain’t good!”: Perspectives on urbanredevelopment among persons with a history of injection drug use inBaltimore, MarylandSabriya L. Lintona,∗, Caitlin E. Kennedyb, Carl A. Latkinc, David D. Celentanoa,Gregory D. Kirka, Shruti H. Mehtaaa S-1. Linton. IJDP 2013

 

Books / Research

American Apartheid: Segregation and the making of the underclass  -Douglas Massey  - Nancy Denton                     http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674018211

Baltimore: The Building of an American City – Sherry H. Olson       http://www.amazon.com/Baltimore-The-Building-American-City/dp/080185640X

Capitalism and Slavery. Eric Williams. 1994. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, London.

The Down Side of Racial Uplift: The Meaning of Gentrification in an African American Neighborhood – Michelle Boyd
www.uic.edu/las/afam/michelle%20boyd/thedownofup.pdf

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities. Craig Steven Wilder
amazon link
New York Times link

The Eviction of Critical Perspectives from the Gentrification Research – Tom Slater
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2006.00689.x/full

Gentrification Loretta Lee, Tom Slater, Elvyn K Wyly

Good Citizens  – Thich Nhat Hanh                                                               http://www.parallax.org/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?preadd=action&key=BOOKGC

Grieving for a Lost Home: The psychological cost of relocation. Marc Fried. In Urban Renewal: The record and controversy. Ed. James Q. Wilson. 1964. The M.I.T. Press, MA. PDF

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
rebeccaskloot.com/about/press/

The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood. Karl L. Alexander, Doris Entwisie, Linda Olson. 2014. Russell Sage Foundation.

Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities   Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara. 2013. Temple University, PA.

press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo15112913.html

The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City
Pauline Lipman link

Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City -Antero Pietila http://books.google.com/books/about/Not_in_My_Neighborhood.html?id=DCyOQAAACAAJ

Pedagogy of the Oppressed  – Paolo Freire
www.amazon.com/Pedagogy-Oppressed-Anniversary-Paulo-Freire/dp/0826412769>link

A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn                    http://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-United-States-P-S/dp/0061965588>link

The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles Against Urban Inequality – Rhonda Williams                  http://history.case.edu/faculty/rhonda-y-williams

The Propaganda Society: Promotional culture and politics in global context. Edited by Gerald Sussman
link

Public Health and Social Justice Reader -Martin Donohoe                                  http://phsj.org/public-health-and-social-justice-reader/

Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It  -Mindy Fullilove                  http://www.randomhouse.com/book/57036/root-shock-by-mindy-fullilove

Roots of Justice: Stories of Organizing in Communities of Color-Larry R. Salomon – Kim Klein http://www.amazon.com/Roots-Justice-Organizing-Communities-Fundraising/dp/0787961787

Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone – Richard G. Wilkinson  -Kate Pickett http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/resource/the-spirit-level

Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities – Mindy Thompson Fullilove
link

 

 Media

1. Campaign to raise funds to get ‘Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore’ into the hands of Middle East Baltimore residents.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKpMRdBIjyQ&feature=player_detailpage<a/a>

2. East Baltimore residents and representatives hold Hopkins, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the city, state and federal government and Forest City Development in partnership with the public-private development entity -EBDI -accountable for unethical redevelopment and discrimination at a city council hearing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c91yXyd6Tpc

 

3. History of Johns Hopkins development in East Baltimore

4. Marisela Gomez: Race, Class, Power and Organizing in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Book Festival, Sept 2013

Towson University, Baltimore, October 2013

5. Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street                                                                          Eminent Domain used by the community to rebuild their community in Boston                                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uPzl_RZpqA

6. Salt of the Earth -Mexican Americans organize against mining company in New Mexico                                                                     www.imdb.com/title/tt0047443/

7. Unnatural Causes                                                                                                                      Series showing the blatant socio-economic and racial disparities in health and illness www.unnaturalcauses.org/about_the_series.php

8. Voices from Within: A Displaced Community Speaks Out      Residents in Middle East Baltimore organize against eminent domain, displacement, Johns Hopkins University, EBDI, and foundations

https://catalyst.library.jhu.edu/?f%5Bformat%5D%5B%5D=Video%2FFilm&q=%22Community+development%22&search_field=subject

 

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