Sitting down with Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

Episode 34 May 29, 2023 00:37:11
Sitting down with Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
Urban Planning is Not Boring
Sitting down with Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

May 29 2023 | 00:37:11

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Natalie Ikhrata Samantha Ellman

Show Notes

Welcome back to Urban Planning is Not Boring, the podcast that explores the fascinating world of urban planning. In this episode, we are joined by Maria Patiño Gutierrez, Director of Policy and Research at Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE), a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California that works to build power and community leadership to create equitable policies and systems that benefit working-class communities of color. SAJE's work focuses on housing justice, equitable development, and community organizing, and they have been at the forefront of many important campaigns and initiatives in the LA area. We discuss SAJE's approach to community organizing and advocacy, including their use of popular education and leadership development to build power among marginalized communities. We also delve into some of the challenges and successes that SAJE has experienced in their work, including their efforts to fight against gentrification and displacement in the rapidly-changing LA landscape. Join us for an inspiring conversation about the importance of community-led organizing and the role of non-profits in shaping the future of our cities.

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Fareless Report: https://www.saje.net/the-road-to-equity-the-case-for-fareless-transit-in-los-angeles/

The SAJE Blog: https://www.saje.net/news/blog/
 
Other coalitions
UNIDAD (United Neighbors In Defense Against Displacement)-LA
People's Plan
Public Land Campaign
ACT-LA
United to House LA

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