How can New York City activists and organizers collaborate and learn from each other across generations and neighborhoods? What can we do to preserve our work and create living, breathing archives that empower our communities and extend our efforts? Fight for the Living City is a moderated conversation about the importance of utilizing the lessons of past organizing campaigns to inform our present and future practices.
Organized by the curators of the ongoing exhibition Lost Streets: Seward Park’s Fight for Housing Justice, this gathering will use the five-decade battle over the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area as a jumping off point to engage with issues of housing justice, cultural activism, police violence, worker’s rights, and what constitutes real “quality of life” in working class and immigrant communities across the city.
Join the exhibit curators and a diverse panel of organizers and artists for a roundtable discussion with food, drink, and music!
Moderators: Jack Tchen & Noah Fuller, NYU
Panelists: Chino Garcia, CHARAS; Tito Delgado, SPARC; Harriet Cohen, SPARC; Francheska Alcantara, Bronx-based Artist; Rebecca Stuart, Laundry Workers Center
For more info visit sparcnyc.com.