In an effort to raise money for their work in documenting the displacement of San Francisco’s residents and the rampant gentrification of the city’s communities, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project will host a fundraiser at Bissap Baobab at 3372 19th St. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 11.
Besides providing a space for the community and supporters of the organization, which works to track and document displacement though data visualization and narratives ,to connect and collaborate on issues such as gentrification, affordability and housing, the restaurant will donate 20 percent of its proceeds from food and drinks to support the group in its fight for keeping San Francisco’s communities in tact.
Organizers will give a short presentation on the anti-displacement organization’s latest work and available data regarding evictions and displacement, while attendees are encouraged to indulge in a night of Senegalese cuisine and Salsa music provided by San Francisco’s DJ Waltdigz. The event will be followed by Bissap’s weekly Timba party, starting at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover charge.
For more information about the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and to listen and watch the oral histories of San Francisco’s tenants fighting evictions, check out the organization’s Narratives of Displacement map. To review all maps documenting the housing and displacement crisis here, visit their website.
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