Come thru and spend an evening thinking critically (while also having some fun) about gentrification. Austin is no stranger to gentrification, and as another condo or "cool" bar is erected on the East Side, one wonders what histories, stories and homes will be lost with it. That's heavy right. No fear! We're going to play some Austin-themed gentrification trivia to test your knowledge of what's going down in our city. Winners and losers will receive special prizes!
But wait--there's more!
We'll watch a few episodes of the North Pole, a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. Facing both gentrification and global warming, they combat evil landlords, crazy geoengineering plots, and ultimately each other. Let's do this!