Gentrification: It's an often misunderstood and even a tad controversial topic, but nonetheless an incredibly important one for our times. In this new episode, we speak with Leroy Barber, one of the few experts on gentrification.
Leroy has dedicated nearly thirty years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.”
He is currently writing his fifth book entitled, The Injustice of Gentrification: Memories of Home, which is the topic of our conversation when he joined me in Miami last month. Kayla and Kristi joined for a post-interview conversation and we discuss the book How to Kill a City by Peter Moskowitz.
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