Erasing Spaces and Faces: The Legacy of Urban Renewal in Saratoga Springs: Brown Bag Lunch

Jun 08, 2023 12:00PM—1:00PM


Saratoga Public Library

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Erasing Spaces and Faces: The Legacy of Urban Renewal is a social practice multi-dimensional project that integrates history, art and storytelling to learn about the impact of urban renewal on the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and immigrant community. This partnership between artists, community members and historians is revealing a greater understanding of the motives and the consequences of racist housing practices that have not only displaced an entire community, but we believe have contributed to a white washing of our city and a local housing and unhoused crisis. Our team has produced an in-person and digital exhibition, a short documentary film and is in process of building a free and accessible public history archive of urban renewal we hope to amplify and share the voices of those most affected by the practice of “urban removal. ” We hope this work contributes towards making Saratoga Springs a more inclusive and accessible city. Please register to attend in-person or online.

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