This panel will explore that history, often neglected in the current debate, now that another wave of monument creation is promised, as well as consider the question of whether the institutional process should change. Will it Ever Get Better? September 17th, Skyrocketing delays. Near-record overcrowding. Mechanical failures. Track fires. Whereas the system once commanded the envy of the world, now it looks archaic, frozen, hopeless. How did we get here? And must it only get worse? Joseph B. Raskin , author of The Routes Not Taken , talks about the difficulty of establishing the first lines, and why many failed.
Hayley Richardson of TransitCenter moderates. Does Protest Still Matter? Since the last economic downturn, there has been a tremendous surge of new grassroots activism — mostly on the left, in keeping with the dominant historical pattern. Yet in recent years, numerous commentators have observed that protest now seems less effective than in decades past, a feeling shared by some veteran organizers and scholars, too.
So what makes for not just hope, but change? This interactive presentation will focus on the J. Marion Sims monument to explore how we can understand Sim's medical research and experimentation on enslaved women, the East Harlem community response to his memorialization, and future possibilities for remembering this difficult history. Gotham's Black Radical Past and Future?
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May 9, New York has often been a headquarters for social, political and economic reform. And the city's internationalism often gave movements here a more radical tinge. How did that global perspective shape far-left and progressive black activism in 20th c. And what should we learn from this radical past? Margaret Stevens talks about her new book, Red International and Black Caribbean , which re-situates black New York during the interwar period within the radical global anti-colonial struggle.
Christopher Tinson speaks about his new work, Radical Intellect , the first history of the NYC-based Liberator magazine, exploring the influential radical black journal of the s. Nikhil Singh , author of Black is a Country and the new Race and America's Long War , talks about the radical black tradition in our current moment. NYC: On Canvas, Page and Stage April 30, Morris Dickstein , distinguished professor of literature at The Graduate Center, moderates a panel on why New York City became a national and global citadel for the arts in the twentieth century, and how painters, filmmakers, writers and others shaped the world's view of Gotham.
The authors of four new works explain: Julia L. But it was a powerful force shaping Gotham in the early s, as New York went from relative colonial backwater to emerging global behemoth. The dominant congregations of the British era also powerfully encountered in New York City, a leading site of modernization, the forces challenging and transforming Protestantism in the wider U. How did the family make it here, and what does it tell us about New York City history? David Nasaw , the acclaimed biographer and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Two years later, after decades of struggle, it became national law.
Why did earlier campaigns fail? What role did NYC play in realizing this old dream? And what happened after?
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Lauren Santangelo , author of a forthcoming book on the movement in Gotham, discusses how activists built a successful coalition between and Susan Goodier , author with Karen Pastorella of the new book, Women Will Vote , highlights the involvement of neglected groups, such as black women, in gaining the vote, and the importance of New York to securing national legislation.
Brooke Kroeger talks about the men who helped make suffrage possible, drawing on her new work The Suffragents. The legacy of this era stands, quite literally, all around us. Gray Brechin , founder of the Living New Deal Project, showcases a new map locating these often-invisible sites around NYC, and discusses their enduring impact on public health in the metropolis.
Albert Appleton , former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, now an internationally recognized consultant on infrastructure and the economics of sustainable development, joins for conversation afterward, contrasting the New Deal approach to infrastructure and job-creation legislation today. Watch here. Viteritti about their new histories of the Bloomberg and De Blasio mayoralties. So how does the current age stack up historically? How does it compare? And what lessons might we draw, now that it is time to plan for the next generation?
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Lynne B. Jay Kriegel , chief of staff to Mayor John V. Lindsay from to , and senior adviser to Related Companies, reflects on his experiences "building big. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources, Fear City describes a fierce battle for the soul of New York — one that not only transformed the metropolis but permanently altered ides about the role of government across the United States. The Graduate Center's distinguished professor Joshua B. Freeman joins for reflection and conversation. Sanderson, author of the national bestseller Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City , discusses the consequences of Gotham's development on the environment, and how we might restore the estuary's ecology.
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Denise Hoffman Brandt , director of the graduate program for landscape architecture at the Spitzer School City College , shares her thoughts on the limits of "sustainability," and recommendations for a greener Big Apple. Susan Lerner , Executive Director of Common Cause New York, discusses the steep decline of voter turnout in recent decades, and the major push underway to overhaul the system this year. Martin F. Horn , former Commissioner of the departments of Probation and Correction under Mayor Bloomberg and the current Executive Director of New York's Sentencing Commission, shares his thoughts on the future of the carceral system.
Maurice Chammah, staff writer at The Marshall Project , leads the discussion. Skyscrapers: Boon or Blight?
March 16, Jason M. Sanctuary City? This panel will explore that history, and discuss the potential threats and challenges of a new federal administration. Mae Ngai Columbia provides an overview of modern U. Julia Preston of the New York Times moderates. But concerns over the production and distribution of food in the city have long been of central importance. This panel will explore that history and evaluate present and future needs.
Gergley Baics Barnard College will speak about his new book, Feeding Gotham , exploring the deregulation of New York's public food markets in the early s. But since the 's governments have been investing less, and student debt has been steadily rising. The panel will explore this history and current efforts to restore the public commitment.
David Saltonstall , Assistant Comptroller for Policy, discusses the current impact on New York City students and the view from government. Thomas L. Harnisch , Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, will provide a national perspective on the crisis and legislative efforts. Stephanie Saul of the New York Times moderates.
November 18, Fifty years ago, black and Puerto Rican parents in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant launched a massive campaign to end segregation in New York City's schools. It failed. So did subsequent initiatives. Now a new effort is underway. This panel will review current proposals in light of this history. Ansley Erickson , author of Making the Unequal Metropolis , and co-chair of a project at Columbia studying education in Harlem over the twentieth century, will provide an historical background.
Clara Hemphill , founder of InsideSchools. Zakiyah Ansari , Advocacy Director with the Alliance for Quality Education, and co-initiator of the national Journey for Justice project, will speak about being a grassroots education activist in Brooklyn. This panel will assess how the initiative is faring, and compare it with previous efforts at combating homelessness and the high cost of housing.
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Bagli of the New York Times will moderate. Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods May 10, On an average morning in the tree-lined parks and playgrounds of Stuyvesant Town, birds chirp as early risers dash off to work, elderly residents enjoy a peaceful morning stroll, and flocks of parents usher their children to school.
It seems an unlikely location for conflict and strife.
Yet this eighteen-block area, initially planned as middle-class affordable housing, is the site of an ongoing struggle between long-term, rent-regulated residents, younger, market-rate tenants, and new owners seeking to turn this community into a luxury commodity. Rachael A. Morrison and Michael R. Robert F.