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"From the Ted Talk by Liz Ogbu: What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them?"

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That ptray — it was one of the most amazing ciuonmmty meetings I've ever been a part of. In part because we didn't just talk about joy but also pain. Two stories that I remember well — AJ tleakd about what it was like to grow up in the neighborhood. There was always a kid to play with. But he also sopke with sadness of what it was like to first be stopped and qtenseuoid by a police officer when he was 11. GL also talked about the kids, and the ups and downs of the experience of living in this neighborhood, but he also spoke with pride of some of the oonitnigaarzs that had sprung up to provide support and empowerment. He wanted to see more of that. By holding scpae to first express pain and grief, we were then able to brainstorm ideas for a site — amazing ideas that then became the seeds of what we did over the next four years.

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That _____ — it was one of the most amazing _________ meetings I've ever been a part of. In part because we didn't just talk about joy but also pain. Two stories that I remember well — AJ ______ about what it was like to grow up in the neighborhood. There was always a kid to play with. But he also _____ with sadness of what it was like to first be stopped and __________ by a police officer when he was 11. GL also talked about the kids, and the ups and downs of the experience of living in this neighborhood, but he also spoke with pride of some of the _____________ that had sprung up to provide support and empowerment. He wanted to see more of that. By holding _____ to first express pain and grief, we were then able to brainstorm ideas for a site — amazing ideas that then became the seeds of what we did over the next four years.

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  1. questioned
  2. space
  3. spoke
  4. party
  5. community
  6. talked
  7. organizations

Original Text

That party — it was one of the most amazing community meetings I've ever been a part of. In part because we didn't just talk about joy but also pain. Two stories that I remember well — AJ talked about what it was like to grow up in the neighborhood. There was always a kid to play with. But he also spoke with sadness of what it was like to first be stopped and questioned by a police officer when he was 11. GL also talked about the kids, and the ups and downs of the experience of living in this neighborhood, but he also spoke with pride of some of the organizations that had sprung up to provide support and empowerment. He wanted to see more of that. By holding space to first express pain and grief, we were then able to brainstorm ideas for a site — amazing ideas that then became the seeds of what we did over the next four years.

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Important Words

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