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Welcome to the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Newsletter!

Join us for our Alameda Project kickoff event!

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, in collaboration with Tenants Together, is engaging in a year-long project in Oakland, Fremont, and Alameda to center the stories of collectives facing rapid displacement in the Bay Area. Through oral history, data analysis, and data visualization, this project supports artists, activists, and community members organizing to survive and thrive in the East Bay. Join us to learn more and get involved!
Our kickoff event is this Thursday the 21st from 7-9pm at the The Octopus Literary Salon in downtown Oakland. From 7-8, we will be talking about what our work entails and hearing from community-based groups that are involved in all three cities. From 8-9, there will be live music by Banda Sin Nombre and opportunities to plug into different components of the project, from data viz to storytelling work. This project is receiving support from the Creative Work Fund, who will be attending the event as well. There will be food and drink available! We'll also have some of our zines for sale!

7-9pm, Thursday, January 21st
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street @ 22nd
Oakland, CA 94612

Narratives of Displacement Map
Since January 2014, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has been engaging in the Narratives of Displacement and Resistance, an oral history project documenting the stories and lives of those dispossessed from their homes and communities in the Bay Area, as well as emergent forms of resistance. We have been gathering stories through community based research, and then geolocating them on an online interactive map. We just had an article released about the project in the UK Guardian here if you'd like to read more!

In each of our newsletters we feature two recently produced oral history and video works. Below we feature narratives told by Anna Smith and Tiye Silon Shepard. (Click on links to hear the audio.)
Tiye Silon Shepard was born and raised in the Mission District of San Francisco. Her parents moved from the South to San Francisco for work, as many African Americans did in that generation. As a San Francisco native, recent University of San Francisco graduate, and a woman of color, she has a unique perspective on gentrification and displacement. Here she details the impact that rapidly changing neighborhoods have had and could potentially have on people close to her that belong to queer, low-income, undocumented, and other marginalized communities. Tiye currently lives on 18th and Florida St. Here she is interviewed by Caleb Smith.
Anna Smith was born in Puerto Rico. When she was two-years-old, she moved to Florida. She then returned to Puerto Rico until she was twenty-five, upon which she moved to San Francisco. Her experience upon arriving here has been filled with racist encounters, which she believes has also impeded her ability to land an apartment.

Anna and Tiye were interviewed in collaboration with an urban politics class taught by Kathleen Coll at USF, who we have been working closely with over the last two years.
Group photo

Want to come to a meeting?

We meet regularly in San Francisco and Oakland. Email us at antievictionmap @ if you would like to join or come to a meeting, as occasionally the times and dates change!
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