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Boycott Gentrification! Boycott Berry Bowl in Oxy's Marketplace!

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We, the undersigned community members, demand the removal of Berry Bowl from Occidental College's main dining hall, by Monday, May 22, 2017. Gentrification is a violent process that uproots, displaces, and erases families, cultures, and pre-existing communities. We do not support gentrifying businesses, that are tailored to an outside community, with inaccessible prices (ex. $8 for a small bowl), and do not hire local residents.

Berry Bowl is a gentrifying business in Highland Park. Occidental College's main dining hall is selling Berry Bowl products and contributing to the gentrification of the Highland Park community by promoting this business on campus.

Occidental Students United Against Gentrification (OSUAG) is calling for the removal of Berry Bowl products from Occidental College's Marketplace because it is accelerating gentrification in the surrounding community of Highland Park. We are calling upon Occidental College to stand true to its mission of community engagement and social justice by supporting long-standing businesses in the community. 

By signing this petition, I agree to boycott Berry Bowl products in Oxy's Marketplace. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE LINKS 

http://la.eater.com/2014/10/31/7139619/berry-bowl-hoping-to-offer-acai-and-raw-juice-to-highland-park-on-york 

http://www.theoccidentalweekly.com/opinions/2015/09/22/berry-bowl-occidental-complicit-in-gentrification/2873917

 

 



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