A Logic of Care and Grassroots Claims to Home in Detroit

EWU’s Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies and Women’s & Gender Education Center present Dr. Jessi Quizar

A Logic of Care and Grassroots Claims to Home in Detroit

Thursday, May 12th
4 – 5:15 p.m.

In Person in Monroe 207 
Masks Encouraged

This talk explores the ways in which Detroit Eviction Defense (DED) and other activist organizations employ a logic of care to argue for Black Detroiters’ right to home in the city. Quizar examines the ways in which DED successfully resists eviction through direct action and with the argument that legitimate claims to land and home should be based on how one cares for it—in terms of stewardship, relationships, and based on how one uses it. She argues that Detroiters’ land claims through a logic of care has emerged as a response to the particular conditions of racial capitalism in Detroit, rooted in Black feminist practices of care and the collectivism of the Black radical tradition. Ultimately, DED and other Detroiters offer care as framework through which to resist displacement and establish alternate place-claiming logics in the context of urban housing crisis, austerity, and financialization.

Dr. Jessi Quizar (Assistant Professor, UW Tacoma) is a scholar of racial capitalism, grassroots planning, and urban land and resource struggles in the U.S. Her work centers on the organizing and theorizing of Black and Indigenous communities to shape cities.

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Cosponsors: Africana Studies, Geosciences, Office of Community Engagement, and Urban & Regional Planning

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