Making the Just City: An Examination of Organizing for Equity & Health in Shaw & Orange
PROJECT SUMMARY: We propose to understand how two racially and economically diverse communities, Orange in Essex County, New Jersey, and Shaw in Washington, DC, organize and produce community-level mechanisms, such as affordable housing and social capital, to reduce health disparities. These similar-sized communities represent urban environments experiencing distinct types of gentrification at different stages. We are interested in investigating community-level interventions in these environments that attempt to help low- and moderate-income people remain in the communities as they gentrify, and at the same time facilitate social interactions between newcomers and long-term residents of different socio-economic backgrounds.
- Derek Hyra, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University, Washington, D.C.
- Mindy Fullilove, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Social Medical Sciences, Columbia University, and Research Psychiatrist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York
- Dominic Moulden, BA, Resource Organizer, Organizing Neighborhood Equity – ONE D.C., Washington, D.C.