Student Coalition on Expansion and Gentrification

Neighbors DISPLACING Neighbors
December 9, 2010, 5:15 pm
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In response to an offensive, lying, PR sign over Columbia’s gate that says: “We’re neighbors helping neighbors” students held a lively demonstration, changing the sign to “We’re neighbors DISPLACING neighbors.”

Columbia’s own numbers estimate 5,000 Harlem residents will be displaced in the coming years – we believe many more than that will be priced out of their neighborhood.

At the demo, students dressed as mock university administrators pleaded, “But we’re helping!!!” to which the community responded, “LIES!!!!”

Students dressed as mock administrators lead the group in a Manhattanville Shimmy of displacement.



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