Nathan McCall Speaks About Gentrification for Free at YMI Cultural Center Friday
April 20, 2010 by Pollinate Collaborations
At 7 pm Friday, April 23, Nathan McCall will speak on “Race,Community, and Gentrification: What’ll We Do with Them?” at the YMI Cultural Center, downtown.
Nathan is a former journalist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Post. He currently teaches African American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. His visit is made possible by the generosity of UNC Asheville’sAcademic Affairs, Africana Studies, Department of Sociology, CulturalEvents, Multicultural Studies, the Sara and Joseph Breman Fund, andthe YMI Cultural Center.
The talk is free and open to the public.
If you are on Facebook, there’s a page with more information about
Nathan and the event.
Nathan is the author of Makes Me Wanna Holler, What’s Going On, and Them.
Them, a novel, is about gentrification in an historic Atlanta neighborhood, birthplace of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
But it also speaks to the consequences elsewhere of wealthy and often white newcomers moving into poor or working class communities,
including in and around Asheville. Indeed, gentrification might be the second wave of “urban renewal,” or as some people call it “urban removal.”