Newsletter | May/Jun 2019

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OWA+DP Retreat 2019: Housing and Gentrification
13-15 September 2019
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California

Join us for a weekend of conversation, fun, exercise, hiking, swimming, hot tub, massage, music, art, and delicious food. Give everybody a chance to know you better, develop closer ties with friends and colleagues, and return home inspired by new ideas from our group.

The Program:
Lecture by Clara Iraz-bal Zurita entitled Venezuela's Grand Housing Mission: Reversed Gentrification in Caracas and Implications for the US. Clara Iraz-bal is the Director of the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program and Professor of Planning with tenure in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUPD) at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC). Before joining UMKC in 2016, she was the Latin Lab Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York City. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and has two master degrees. In her research and teaching, she explores the interactions of culture, politics, and place making, and their impact on community development and socio-spatial justice in Latin American cities and Latinx and immigrant communities. She is the author of Urban Governance and City Making in the Americas: Curitiba and Portland (Ashgate, 2005) and the editor of Transbordering Latin Americas: Liminal Places, Cultures, and Powers (T) Here (Routledge 2014) and Ordinary Places, Extraordinary Events: Citizenship, Democracy, and Public Space in Latin America (Routledge 2008, 2015).

Panel discussion moderated by Cammy White on Social Equity and Affordable Housing.

Yuriza Jared with the Sang Matiz band Latin themed music for Saturday evening's entertainment.

Art project:
Watercolor workshop organized by Judy Rowe.

Saturday, in preparation for the musical performance in the evening, Anastasia Gordon from Amor do Samba will lead a Samba dance workshop. At the end of the weekend, on Sunday morning, Lisa Murray, Yoga Community, will lead us in a relaxing session of Yin yoga which targets connective tissue.

Book your reservation now: We have room for 50 guests.

Accommodations include access to gardens, swimming pool, adobe dining hall, and shared bedrooms in rustic cabins which all set in beautiful, Sonoma, wine country. Financial assistance for scholarships is available for students and those without employment. We encourage participants to join OWA+DP.

Fill out a registration form online here and pay with PayPal or send your registration form and fee to Heather Sprague below.

Contact retreat coordinator T. Rachel Slonicki at Little Elephant Architecture with questions. Email or call 510.704.0808 Rachel.

1732-OWA DP 2019 Retreat Registration Form.pdf

1732-OWA DP 2019 Retreat Registration Form.pdf

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