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  • Left to right: Dominic Moulden, Mindy Fullilove, and Derek Hyra.
  • Derek Hyra shakes hands with Mindy Fullilove
  • Dominic Moulden presenting findings
  • Mindy Fullilove presents research. Derek Hyra in background.
  • Dominic Moulden and Mindy Fullilove walk with students through Shaw.
  • Derek Hyra talks about gentrification research to students in Shaw.
  • Dominic Moulden points to historic landmarks in Shaw.
  • Mindy Fullilove watches as Dominic Moulden speaks in Shaw.
  • Left to right: Dominic Moulden, Derek Hyra, and Mindy Fullilove
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Photos in slides 2-9: Copyright 2017 Tyrone Turner. Used with permission from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Making the Just City

An Examination of Organizing for Equity & Health in Shaw & Orange

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, under its Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program, supports MPC’s gentrification research. MPC director Derek Hyra leads a three-person project team with Mindy Fullilove, a professor at The New School, and Dominic Moulden, the resource organizer for Organizing Neighborhood Equity – ONE DC. Their project entitled, “Making the Just City: An Examination of Organizing for Equity and Health,” investigates, over a three-year period, different processes designed to reduce health disparities in two communities currently experiencing gentrification: Orange, NJ and Shaw, DC. The research team’s objective is to discover, document, and assess community-level mechanisms in different contexts that help make mixed-income communities more vibrant engines of healthy living, particularly for low-income people.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation IRL program connects me with an incredible set of individuals who are deeply committed to discoveringways to reduce health disparities. By participating in the IRL program, I will gain important knowledge about effective ways to promote a culture of health across our country.” Derek Hyra

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