The Urban Democracy Lab invites you to join us for a webinar series between April 7 and 17, 2020 to discuss the ways in which our activist and scholarly partners are responding to the immediate needs of the precariously housed, laborers, and our immigrant neighbors in the midst of the current public health crisis. Just as importantly, we will talk about how this process of organizing and mutual aid is building widespread power to envision and act upon a shared, collective, more just future in our cities.
Please RSVP for the following events. Unless otherwise noted, you will receive a webinar link only if you RSVP.
Tuesday, April 7, 6:30-8pm: “Housing Justice” with Cea Weaver (Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance), Oksana Mironova (Community Service Society), and a member of the Crown Heights Tenant Union. Co-sponsored with the Departments of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Labor and Urban Studies/CUNY. RSVP HERE
Tuesday, April 14, 7-9pm: “Urban Warfare: Housing Justice Under a Global Pandemic” with Raquel Rolnik (University of São Paulo, former UN Rapporteur on Adequate Housing), Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania), and Cea Weaver (Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance). Co-sponsored by NYC-DSA, Verso Books, and the Departments of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Labor and Urban Studies/CUNY. RSVP HERE
Thursday, April 16, 6:30-8pm: “Labor Justice” with Mohamed Attia (Street Vendor Project), Ilana Berger (Hand in Hand Domestic Employers Network), and Jonathan Fostjak Bailey (Amazonians United). Co-sponsored with the Departments of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Labor and Urban Studies/CUNY. RSVP HERE
Thursday, April 23, 6:30-8pm: “Justice for Immigrants” with Aamnah Khan (DRUM: Desis Rising Up and Moving and Arts & Democracy), Victor Monterossa, Jr. (Covenant House, New Jersey and Immigrant Workers for a Just Response), Elizabeth R. OuYang (Civi Rights Attorney, Advocate, and Eductor) and Paula Chakravartty (NYU Gallatin and NYU Sanctuary Coalition). Co-sponsored with the Departments of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Labor and Urban Studies/CUNY. RSVP HERE
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