I was asked by Dr. Davy Knittle to participate in a City Planning Poetics event on March 15, 2021, that brings together a social scientist with a creative writer (Asali Soloman) to talk about urban dynamics and politics. We had a great conversation about 'Urban Futures.' I discussed a bit about how I approach my work studying neighborhood ecosystems but also how to build community power by healing neighborhood ecosystems undergoing gentrification.
Read my short piece featured on an embodiment blog about public discourse around protest using redevelopment and gentrification in San Francisco as examples but also extending how we think about "rioting" vs "celebration" here in Philly with the Eagles vs national BLM protests.
On Thursday, April 11th from 8:30 to 1pm Dr. Jackson will host a keynote and panel that will discuss the state of critical environmental justice issues in New Jersey and its' effect on low-income people and communities of color. Topics include disaster relief, indigeneity, water privatization and farmworkers struggles. Community Partners, staff and students are welcome to come.
See event details here.
Dr. Carolyn Chernoff (Moore College of Art) asked me to guest speak in her classroom about research and my community arts practice. In this short audio clip, I discuss the Black radical bus tour that I helped to facilitate with Sheena Sood, Krystal Strong and the MOVE organization's Mike Africa Jr, my ethnographic research as well as community workshops I have been apart of.
Some core questions I address are:
How do people make sense of their positionality in the face of critical events or situations that are effecting the life of people in the neighborhood?
What do community residents identify as forces that are constraining or constricting their lifestyles and social worlds?
Engage Atlantic City Series: "Politics And Activism In A Diverse Community: A Panel On Race, Ethnicity, Politics, and Policy In Atlantic City" February 21st 2018- Alton Auditorium
Beginning around 6:30, I present on Segregation and Redlining of Atlantic City's Northside neighborhood.
The Body in Space panel:
Jess Bonnan-White, Stockton University Riots, Protests, Demonstrations: America’s Problem with Discontent
Christina Jackson (BEGINS AT 26:57), Stockton University Black Lives Matter: Using a Genocide Framework to Understand the Relationship between the Black Community and Urban Spaces Historically
Photo Credit: Kim Fleisher
Christina Jackson- Christina has been meditating for the past two years in her hometown of Philadelphia. She has her PhD in Sociology and is a professor, scholar- activist and proud twin mama. 💜 #thisiswhatameditatorlookslike
Read the report that my students and I contributed to through canvassing Atlantic City and Ventnor, NJ with New Jersey Organizing Project to collect info from Superstorm Sandy victims.
On Sunday, August 12 from 4-7 pm, Sheena Sood and I are collaborating with Michael Africa Junior to organize a city bus tour with stops at historical sites of Black Radicalism and Resistance in Philly. We are coordinating the tour with a session we are organizing with the American Sociological Association Annual Conference, which will be here in Philly in August! Check out the event link for more info.
Read the article from the Press of Atlantic City