The north pole, a new comedic web series focused on three friends born and raised in Oakland, CA, opens with its main characters questioning the role of new residents as they confront the gentrification of their home. This sets the tone for the series’ comedic exploration of the ways race, capitalism, gentrification, and environmental issues intersect to impact people’s lives. The series not only warmly invites a wide audience into a complex conversation free from judgment, but also demonstrates a new way that activists, organizers, and culture-creators can think about influencing public consciousness. The show was created in partnership with Movement Generation, a collective that works at the intersection of climate and racial justice; their work takes a justice-based approach to ecology, striving to create an economy that is ecologically sustainable and equitable. Movement Generation initially formed in response to the trend...
Frozen Out: Gentrification and Climate Change in the Bay Area
amelia ravitz-dworkin was a fall editorial intern at Tikkun and is a senior at Mills College studying sociology with a double minor in women’s studies and studio art. They are currently writing a thesis on contemporary Jewish identity in the Bay Area and faith-based activism.
Chantal Tom, Amelia Ravitz-Dworkin; Frozen Out: Gentrification and Climate Change in the Bay Area. Tikkun 1 August 2018; 33 (3): 70–72. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08879982-6817973
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