Quote of the Month: August 2017 - Alicia Garza

Quote of the Month (8/17):

"You can’t separate police violence from gentrification and displacement because police violence and policing are often used to help bolster those processes. You know, I’ve been an organizer here in the Bay Area for more than a decade, working on issues of gentrification and displacement, economic justice, gender justice, racial justice and always when a community is undergoing a transformation to try to bring in a new class of people to bolster the economy locally, it comes with an increase in policing. Policing is used then to clear that area, right, of the existing element that is undesirable for the potential new occupants. So, that’s one example of how these issues are linked."

Alicia Garza (Activist, Writer, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter)

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