Overcharged & Undervalued Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Harrison Kinnane Smith is an artist whose research-based work aims to highlight racialized systems of power by exploring the relationships between economics, law and culture. Smith’s latest work, Sed Valorem, is on display at the Mattress Factory museum as part of the making home here exhibition curated by Sylvia Rhor Samaniego and Sean Beauford. In Sed Valorem, Smith collaborates with data analysts, attorneys, and nonprofits to build on national studies and explore inequality in private and public home valuation in the City of Pittsburgh.
Andrew Kahrl
Just sent slides. You can start with first slide when I begin my talk. I will say “slide” when it’s time to go to next slide. Thanks!
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Troup Howard is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business. His research explores how regional economic outcomes and household finances are affected by the fiscal choices of state and local governments, with particular attention to public debt and taxation. His recent work has documented widespread racial and ethnic inequality in property taxation; shown that unfunded public pension liabilities lead to depressed growth of regional house prices; and estimated how state and local governments adjust spending in response to a severe fiscal shock. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, and Mother Jones.
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Andrew W. Kahrl is a Professor of History and African American Studies and Co-Director of The Repair Lab at the University of Virginia. His research explores the relationship between race, real estate, land use, and local taxation in the 20th century US. He is the author of the award-winning books The Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South and Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline, and is currently writing a book on the history of African Americans as taxpayers from emancipation to the present.
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Dr. Amanda Boston is an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on twentieth-century and contemporary African American urban history, politics, and popular culture. Her current projects explore gentrification’s racial operations in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and their role in the making and unmaking of the borough’s Black communities. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Africana Studies from Brown University, as well as an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and African & African American Studies from Duke University.
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Sed Valorem: mattress.org/sed-valorem
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Thank you so much to Anika Jones and the Community Engagement Center (CEC) for their help in hosting this event!
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
For more about home valuation disparities in Pittsburgh, visit pghpropertytax.org
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Learn more about Homewood Community Center through their Website: https://cec.pitt.edu/homewood/
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Do you all think it would be possible to share slides with attendees? They are so helpful! And the folks watching on site here mentioned they’d like to take a closer look
Amanda Boston
The dynamic Dr. Kahrl is describing is very reminiscent of New York City’s Third Party Transfer program: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-new-yorkers-strike-back-city-program-seizing-their-properties-n1276132
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Amanda Boston
Someone asks “Have there been any similar studies done on property taxes and land ownership of structureless properties?” — is anyone prepared to answer this question?
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Thank you so much to the Pitt UAG, the Homewood CEC, The Mattress Factory, the Panelists and moderator and everyone involved in making this incredible discussion possible! And thank you all for attending and for your wonderful questions!
Troup Howard
Thanks Amanda for the great moderation!
Mattie Cannon (she/they) Mattress Factory
Amanda Boston
Thank you! You all are brilliant!