Making A Neighborhood – The Substack

From Samanta Helou Hernandez, the creator of This Side of Hoover, and esteemed friend and neighbor:

‘Many of you have asked how you can support the work of This Side of Hoover and @jimbotimes. Well here’s your chance: @jimbotimes@alirachelpearl, and I are launching a newsletter all about what it means to make a neighborhood. We’ll be sharing original photo essays, cultural criticism,  local histories, and reflections on community making in an effort to not only document our rapidly changing neighborhood, but to connect the struggles and resilience of our area to neighborhoods across the city, state, and country.

This newsletter grew out of our 2021 project “Making Our Neighborhood: Redlining, Gentrification, and Housing in East Hollywood.” We wanted to create a platform to continue engaging in this topic long term. Our goal is to deepen people’s understanding of their neighborhoods, whether you live in East Hollywood or on the East Coast. By becoming a paid subscriber you’re supporting our ongoing work examining both the cultural and political implications of racially discriminatory practices, urban planning, gentrification, and community solidarity.

The newsletter launches on March 4th. To celebrate we’ll be hosting an IG live that day to discuss the new project and answer any questions!  Subscribe to “Making A Neighborhood” at the link in any of our bios to receive our weekly posts.’

J.T.

3 thoughts on “Making A Neighborhood – The Substack

  1. Get a city councilmember who will oppose all densification in your area. Right now, all city councilmembers are on a densification binge

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