Adriana Abizadeh and Jasmin Velez

Friends and coworkers Adriana Abizadeh (33) and Jasmin Velez (29) talk about working together at Kensington Corridor Trust, an organization that builds community based property ownership in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensinton. They discuss the importance of having resident voices...

The Mission, a Cultual Marker with Erick Arguello

Cemelli Espitia leads an interview with Muralist and Co-founder and President of Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, Erick Arguello. We discuss gentrification, his raising in the mission in the 70s, the history of the mission, the need for murals, the...

Florence: "The world is not a wicked place."

Florence sits down with a member of EZRA's Social Action Team to talk about coming to America, her advocacy around childhood suicide and what's going on at Weiss Hospital in Uptown, Chicago.

Darius Prather and Leah Prather

Spouses, Darius Prather (35) and Leah Prather (27), discuss the work they do as community activists in their home city, Columbus, GA, the changes Columbus is undergoing, and the better future that they hope to help create for their four...

Grove Park: a changing neighborhood

Jessa recounts the many changes she has seen in just one year since her moving there. She explains her vision for the community and how powerful resident voices can be when unified.

Fighting for neighborhood equity in the Tenth Street Historic District, a Freedman’s Town

Ms. Cox, President of the Tenth Street Residential Association, shares her memories and an urgent message to preserve the neighborhood. The Tenth Street Historic District is one of the few Freedman's towns left in the City of Dallas.

Lisa Dorner and Tiffany Robertson

Friends Lisa Dorner (51) and Tiffany Robertson (49) reflect on how race, gentrification, and police brutality have influenced their Shaw neighborhood community in St. Louis, Missouri.

Twilla Booker and Michael Sterling

Friends Twilla Booker (59) and Michael Sterling (67) share a conversation about the community in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where she grew up and about and about how that historically Black community and neighborhood have changed over the years.

Alastair Boone and Derrick Hayes

Friends and colleagues, Alastair Boone (26) and Derrick Hayes (59), talk about the newspaper “Street Spirit,” the way Derrick’s sense of self and community has shifted, and how COVID-19 has impacted his life plans.

Growing pains part 2

Daphney shares memories of her childhood growing up in the ‘80

John: "This is my neighborhood."

John Ford, a long-time client of EZRA's, sits down with a member of EZRA's Social Action team to discuss his experiences growing up as a Black man in Chicago, working with EZRA, and gentrification in Uptown, Chicago.

Ben Brown and Chris Orsolini

Friends Ben Brown [no age given] and Chris Orsolini (65) sit down to share stories of the food co-op where they both worked and how local and fresh food has continued to be important in both of their lives.

Grove Park Summer 2019

This interview was about changes in the Grove Park community. David, a long term member of Groge Park’s church, was kind enough to share his opinions on the matter and how the place has evolved over the years.

William Salmon and Jessica Harris

Friends William "Russell" Salmon (44) and Jessica Harris (39) speak about what home means to them and the ways in which the meaning of home has evolved for them over time.

Neighborhood Equity and Latino Urbanism in Dallas, TX

A discussion about the Latino experience in Dallas, TX, small business owners and the threat of housing displacement in Oak Cliff neighborhoods with Jennifer Rangel, urban planner and author of "A Geographical Examination of Urban Planning - Oak Cliff as...

Kenric Banks Interview.

We discussed the citizens in Grove Park and there efforts to make sure that the people are always the first priority. Also, how business investors and companies need to give the people of Grove Park a chance to work.

Rochelle Williams and Charles Williams

Rochelle Williams (55) speaks with her husband Charles Williams (53) about her family’s history in Plateau, AL, also known as Africatown. The two discuss the new attention the community is receiving in light of the discovery of the Clotilda ship...