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Lisa Owens

Executive Director, City Life Vida Urbana

Lisa Owens is the Executive Director at City Life Vida Urbana (CLVU),
a grassroots organization fighting for an end to forced displacement
and for housing as a human right for all people. A long time Boston
resident, she has helped to start and nurture a number of local
projects led by people of color over the past 25 years. In her roles
as activist and educator, Lisa studies the roots of economic
inequality in the US and alternative visions for true economic
democracy. She has taught courses on structural racism and US social
welfare policy, participatory action research, designing community
projects, and nonprofit management and leadership at Springfield
College and Boston University. She is the Treasurer of United for a
Fair Economy and a member of LeftRoots, a national organization
committed to building liberation for people and the planet.

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