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No Place Like Home:
The Santa Cruz Affordable Housing Crisis – Community Dialog, Arts Exhibit, and Digital Project Launch

October 13th, 2016
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St., Santa Cruz

This campus-community event will showcase the findings of a multi-media research project on the affordable housing crisis in Santa Cruz. We will exhibit art and new digital tools on how local residents experience the housing crisis, as well as results from a survey and interview project carried out by UCSC students in coordination with Community Bridges and other community groups in the Beach Flats and Lower Ocean neighborhoods. Students and community members will share their stories, testimonies & art on the challenges of creating a sense of “home” during a housing crisis. The event will conclude with an open community dialog about issues facing residents and possible steps forward. This is a kick-off event for Affordable Housing Awareness Week in Santa Cruz, and community organizations will also be on hand to share information about their work and the week’s events.


Past Events

November 19th, 2015: Working for Dignity: A Community Discussion on Raising the Minimum Wage

Working for Dignity

May 7, 2015: Working for Dignity: The Santa Cruz County Low-wage Worker Study

Behind the Kitchen Door

March 21, 2013: Book Reading and Conversation with Saru Jayaraman

January 23, 2013: Screening of Gilbert Gonzalez’s Documentary Film Harvest of Loneliness:The Bracero Program

October 12, 2012: Workshop: “Labor, Immigration, and Changing Conceptions of Work”

February 3–4, 2012: International Conference: “Labor Across the Food System”

April 21, 2011: Lecture by Bill Fletcher, Jr.: “Right-Wing Populism and the Crisis of Organized Labor”

February 26, 2011: International Conference: “Whose City? Labor and the Right to the City Movements”

May 7–8, 2010: International Conference: “Labor & Immigration: Past & Present”

April 3, 2010: International Conference: “Bodies, Brokers & Borders: Labor Market Intermediaries & Transnational Migration”

January 23, 2010: International Conference: “Teachers’ Unions, Education, & Social Justice: from the Local to the Global”

October 7, 2009: A Reading by Internationally Acclaimed Novelist Monique Truong