A bi-annual conference designed to unpack and discuss the topic of gentrification in the City of Rochester on October 13th and 14th.

Heal. Resist. Reform. Build.

Preventing Displacement & Nurturing Thriving Communities

This conference is a unique 2-day opportunity for community members, activists, policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders to come together and engage in a meaningful dialogue about the impact of gentrification on our communities. We aim to explore strategies for preventing displacement and creating vibrant, thriving communities where everyone can live, work, and play.

Presented by

A virtual non-profit organization and antiracist education brand that promotes justice for all. They encourage individuals to broaden their horizons and learn more about multidisciplinary issues and topics that impact the world.

A community-driven organization that works to establish and promote permanently affordable, equitable housing in Rochester, ensuring development without displacement by empowering neighbors, having the community both own and manage land, and bridging socioeconomic divisions.

What to Expect

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, we will examine the root causes of gentrification and explore ways to resist and reform the systems that perpetuate it. We will also highlight successful community-driven initiatives that have prevented displacement and fostered economic, social, and cultural development.

What You’ll Learn

An understanding of the political and economic systems that cause gentrification, and the major players within those systems that benefit from the process of gentrification.

An understanding of several organizations working to combat gentrification and holistically develop communities in the City of Rochester and how to join those organizations.

Comprehension of the relationship between historical and contemporary policies and practices that have directly contributed to housing inequities in Rochester.

Feel more connected to one another with deeper relationships with the people and communities most affected by gentrification and displacement in our communities.

Who Is This Conference For


Rochester Community Members

Housing Advocates

Curious Minds

At the 2023 Gentrification Conference, we are committed to creating a positive, uplifting atmosphere where participants can share their experiences, learn from one another, and leave with actionable ideas for creating change in their own communities. Join us as we work together to heal, resist, reform, and build a future where all of us can thrive.

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