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Angela Gonzales-Torres

Born and raised in NELA. She conducts research at UCLA on family separation systems and runs an initiative called Bloom and Agitate that centers healing and justice.

Opinion: Alcohol Permits Are a Tool of Displacement, and Highland Park Does Not Need More Liquor Licenses

Gentrification, rooted in historically racist policies surrounding housing in the United States, is not inevitable like we have been led to believe. However, if regulations are not upheld, “gentrification inevitably leads to corporate control of neighborhoods,” according to How to Kill a City by P.E. Moskowitz.