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Gayatri Reddy and Anna Guevarra’s “Dis/Placements: A People’s History of Uptown, Chicago” Featured in Chicago Reader

Dr. Reddy and Dr. Guevarra's Project Documents Community Resistance & Resilience in the Face of Gentrification

A Chicago Reader story on the legacy of former Alderperson Helen Shiller and the past, present, and future of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood highlights “Dis/Placements: A People’s History of Uptown, Chicago,” a project co-founded by Dr. Gayatri Reddy, UIC associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Anthropology, and Dr. Anna Guevarra, UIC associate professor and director of Global Asian Studies and affiliated GWS faculty member.

The article includes insights from Dr. Guevarra about the impact of enduring community bonds, despite gentrification and displacement. As Dr. Guevarra explains, “Uptown has always been a gathering place, a port of entry for displaced communities, immigrants, the working class."

Read the full article here: "Daring to win: Helen Shiller's new autobiography details decades of political struggles in Uptown" by Annie Howard.

Learn more about "Dis/Placements" A People's History of Uptown, Chicago" here: