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Welcome to the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Newsletter!
It's been a while! We at the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project wanted to send you all some updates of our newest work and projects, and also to request your support in funding our new Atlas Project, Counterpoints, below!
Counterpoints, the Atlas

For the past 9 months, we've been hard at work producing a printable Atlas of Bay Area displacement and resistance struggles. We're calling it Counterpoints: Visualizing Bay Area Displacement and Resistance. We're aiming to finalize the content by the summer of 2018, and need your help to make it happen. To learn more about the Atlas and to support our project, click here!

Also, we're actively looking for folks to contribute content and research to the Atlas. If you're interested, please email us at antievictionmap at riseup dot net. Right now, our chapters include:

  - evictions 
  - migration/relocation
  -indigenous/colonial histories
  - public health, public housing, and environmental racism
  - land speculation
  - the gentrification-to-prison pipeline
  - transportation infrastructure and economy
These are just two of the fabulous maps that will be included in our Atlas, pending your support!
New Chapters
We are excited to announce that the AEMP has formed two new chapters, one in New York City and one in Los Angeles. Who would have thought?! If you live in either city and want to get involved, the more the merrier! Just write to us and we'll loop you in!
We recently gave a workshop with BHAAAD (BOYLE HEIGHTS ALIANZA ANTI ARTWASHING Y DESPLAZAMIENTO) about mapping gentrification in Boyle Heights! More here. If you want to get involved in our LA chapter, write to Terra!
Meanwhile, our NYC group has been meeting regularly since the summer, and is currently conducting a series of skillshares so that folks can develop skills for future mapping and oral history work. Just email if you want to join in on the fun!
New Work
Loss of SRO Hotels in Oakland
We recently completed a map detailing the loss of SRO housing in Oakland. The City of Oakland, CA is in a housing crisis, with the most vulnerable populations suffering the most at the hands of speculators and flawed policies. This map explores Single Room Occupancy hotels, referring to the City of Oakland's SRO Reports of 1985, 2004 and 2015 in the context of 2017, and the "hottest" speculative real estate "market" in the U.S. While 18 SRO hotels were said to survive in November 2016, the count appears down by 1/3 just one year later, with hundreds of rooms emptied or converted.
A rise in people living on the street in Oakland is shown by the number of homeless encampment complaint calls to the Department of Public Works over the last five years. When low income and already precarious housing is demolished or converted to other uses without replacement, public streets and parks become homes.
City of Change: 2016 EDC Report
We teamed up with the Eviction Defense Collaborative for the third year in a row to analyze clinic data and to produce an annual report detailing San Francisco's eviction trends. Check it out!
Mapping LA Ellis Act Evictions
We recently updated our map of Los Angeles Ellis Act Evictions as part of our partnership with the Coalition for Economic Survival. Unfortunately Ellis Act evictions have been continuing to grow in LA. 

SOTA video collaboration

Check out new videos that we made in collaboration with SOTA Ruth Awawa San Francisco School of the Arts! 

Researching displacement in Oakland

As part of a new year-long collaboration with the California Reinvestment Coalition, we are in the midst of a new line of research to determine what banks are financing Oakland's serial evictors. New pages on Oakland's serial evictors are up here. 

Counter mapping and oral history 

Check out Manissa and Erin's article reflecting on the AEMP's oral history project!

Struggles on Treasure Island, UCSC

Join us at UC Santa Cruz on the 29th to learn more about histories and current realities of displacement and environmental racism on Treasure Island.
Join Us!
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We meet regularly in SF, New York City, and Los Angeles. Email us at antievictionmap @ to join!

We are a volunteer-based organization, reliant on grants and donations to fuel our operations. Please contribute if you can!
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