Drawing from the 2017 panel Gentrification, the Venue Crisis, and Survival of Music Communities, this conversation will expand upon last year’s discussion with a specific focus on tensions occurring in Montreal and the role of musicians in artists in the process of gentrification. Coming from a unique social and economic position, artists are often seen as the harbingers of future development when they move into certain neighbourhoods. With that in mind, what can be done to support marginalized communities in the face of increased urban development? >> Faiz Abhuani is the co-founder of Brique par brique (http://www.briqueparbrique.com/), an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to create affordable and dynamic living spaces for marginalized people. >> Cathy Inouye works for Project Genesis, a community organization committed to the values of social justice, equality and non-discrimination, and empowerment. >> Gregory Burton is a musician, sound technician and event-coordinator who has been creating and working in Montreal since 2004. >> Fred Burrill is a community organizer against gentrification and the for right to housing in St-Henri, and a PhD student studying urban change. >> Moderator Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer, editor and broadcaster who searches out urban secrets, interesting people, new bands and life-changing art. She's covered city happenings and cultural events for Tourisme Montréal, MUTEK, RBMA, CKUT 90.3FM, Hour, ARTINFO and more.