What is Gentrification?

October 17th, 2023

Written By: Ben Perez Edited By: Elisa Calderon Introduction In the dynamic landscape of urban development, the term “gentrification” has gained significant attention, sparking discussions about its impacts on historically disinvested neighborhoods. The What Once Was initiative aims to shed light on this issue, educating those who are not only interested in understanding gentrification but […]

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Brenda Malik

April 16th, 2024

 Brenda Malik is a former president of the Rogers Washington Holy Cross Neighborhood Association. She attended the historic LC Anderson High School from 1966-1969 and is an administrative specialist at the cultural Arts Division/City of Austin. Interview Highlights Tight knit community “It’s a homegrown community, so I’ve always been involved. Our mothers started the […]

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