Ayesha Sharma, a rising Junior at Bates College, has joined the Urban Democracy Lab staff as our summer blogger. Watch out for her dispatches from New York City in the coming weeks. Ayesha describes herself as follows:
“I’m a second generation Indian-American studying Anthropology and Gender Studies at Bates College. I’m most intellectually and emotionally driven by inequality affecting a variety of humans and non-humans. While difficult to name a few, some of the impacts of broad and problematic systems which trouble and motivate me are emotional violence, and the loss and robbery of personal identity through forced assimilation. I use they/them and she/her pronouns. ”
NYU Gallatin student and Urban Democracy Lab blog manager Kai Bauer reviews the event, “Landscapes of Creative Destruction: Regenerating the Postindustrial City,” hosted by Deutsches Haus NYU and the Urban Democracy Lab on April 16th, 2016. Continue reading
NYU Gallatin student Sara Nuta reviews the event, “Democracy and Distrust: A conversation on race, inequality, and civic cooperation,” hosted by the New York Council for the Humanities, as part of its Democracy in Dialogue series, on May 3rd at Federal Hall National Memorial. Continue reading
NYU Gallatin student Mariana Suchodolski spoke with Professor Matthew G. Lasner about his book and exhibition Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City. Continue reading
From our friends at 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers:
Join us for a panel discussion of the immigrant rights movement and the book Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation, edited by Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros. Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation is a UCLA student publication featuring stories of deportation and of the courageous immigrant youth and families who have led the national campaign against deportations and successfully challenged the president of the United States to act. Continue reading
From our friends at FABnyc:
First opening in Fall 2015, a special condensed exhibit of “In the Shadow of the Highway: Robert Moses Expressway and the Battle for Downtown” returns to Lower East Side History Month, presented by NYC Department of Records, in association with miLES and FABnyc. Continue reading
NYU Gallatin student Ana Gabriele Sabancevaite reviews our event Dystopian Urbanisms held at NYU on April 5th. Continue reading
From our friends at the NYU Gallatin Global Writers program:
“Neither Terror Nor Intifada: Reflections on the Lone-Wolf Stabbings”
Gallatin Global Writers, a Writing Program series, highlights contemporary international authors and the diverse literary traditions and cultures from which their writing arises.
Award-winning Israeli journalist and Global Faculty in Residence Amira Hass will read from her work and discuss writing as social action.
Hass joined Haaretz, Israel’s oldest newspaper, in 1989 and has been the paper’s correspondent for the Occupied Territories since 1993. Her book Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege (Holt, 2000) is an account of the three-year period during which she lived in Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Her other books include Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land(Semiotext(e)/Active Agents, 2003) and Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944–1945 (Haymarket Books, 2009).
Apr 19, 2016 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place
**April 19 is the date of the New York presidential primary elections. Please vote early in the day.**
NYU Gallatin student Nia Blessitt reviews the event East LA Interchange: Screening and Discussion held at NYU on March 8th. Continue reading
From our friends at The Futures Initiative:
Join us online or in person for “Teaching as Social Justice” on Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m.
Part of the University Worth Fighting For series, this discussion will take up critical questions of how teaching address the unequal distribution of resources, wealth, privilege, and opportunity along axes of race, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. We are thrilled to host special guests including Dr. Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala and Dr. Anne Balsamo.
The Urban Democracy Lab’s Rebecca Amato will be a panelist at the following event:
A showcase of the innovative teaching and learning projects funded by Gallatin’s Teaching-with-Technology Grants. From interactive digital exhibits, archives, and maps, to immersive design portals, to bioluminescent “data scapes,” all of our projects push the boundaries of learning spaces, while fostering student engagement and expanding the learning community into the public sphere. Recipients include Rebecca Amato, Stephen Duncombe, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, and Jack Tchen. Continue reading
Student blogger Abiral Chitrakar Phnuyal spoke with Dr. Suren Pillay last semester about decolonizing higher education and the role South African student movements play within South Africa and on a global platform. Continue reading