Neil Brenner: “The Camp in the Desert: Gentrification and Hasidic Williamsburg”


February 4, 2010 | 4-5 PM | Free & Open to the Public
Humanities 1 Building, Room 545, UC Santa Cruz
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Please join Nathaniel Deutsch, Co-Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and Neil Brenner, Professor of Sociology at New York University, for a public dialogue on the impact of gentrification on the Hasidic enclave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Williamsburg is home to the largest community of Hasidim in the United States; over the last decade, it has also become the site of the most intense gentrification in New York City. What happens when hipsters meet Hasidim on the mean streets of Brooklyn?

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This event is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research. Support comes from the David B. Gold Foundation.

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