Connect Raleigh: Community Voices on Gentrification

Author and speaker Kristen Jeffers in a blue dress

In June 2019, the Raleigh community came together for a conversation about gentrification with Kristen Jeffers, the founder and editor of The Black Urbanist. Kristen also is a freelance writer, urban planner, and advocate for improving the built environment in urban areas. She spoke at the event and moderated a panel discussion with:

  • Pamela Wideman – Housing & Neighborhood Services Director, City of Charlotte
  • Kia Baker – Executive Director, Southeast Raleigh Promise
  • Yvette Holmes – Vice President for Resource Development & Partnership, DHIC, Inc.
  • Asa Fleming – President, NC Association of Realtors & Realtor, Allen Tate Realtors
  • Paul Kane – Executive Vice President/CEO, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County



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