City of Raleigh Event Encourages Conversation About Gentrification with Residents and Community Partners

Event is June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Raleigh will host the “Connect Raleigh: Community Voices on Gentrification” event on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the A.J. Fletcher Theater, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

The event will feature speaker Kristen Jeffers, founder and editor of The Black Urbanist. Jeffers is also a freelance writer, urban planner, and an advocate for improving the built environment in urban areas. She is available for media interviews prior to and at the event.

Jeffers also will moderate a panel discussion with local and statewide housing and neighborhood organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide questions for the discussion.

The panel includes:

  • 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

This event is free. See other upcoming lectures on the Connect Raleigh series page.