Civic Thursday Meeting - Professor Mitchell Schwarzer, author of "Hella Town"
If you love Oakland, do not miss this opportunity to engage with Mitchell Schwartz, professor at California College of Arts and author of the acclaimed "Hella Town."
Have you ever asked why Oakland is the way it is? Professor Schwarzer will describe how political deals, economic schemes, and technological innovations both fueled Oakland's growth and set the stage for its current social, economic, and political challenges. Learn how past decisions about where to locate highways or public transit, urban renewal districts or civic venues, parks, or shopping centers, influence how Oaklanders live today.