Join the Museum's resident scholars for evening discussions exploring topics surrounding the Activist New York exhibition.

Lectures are free. Reservations are required. For more information, please call 917.492.3492 or email pd@mcny.org.

Taking it to the Schools: 1960's Civil Rights Activism in New York City Schools

Dominique Jean-Louis
Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow, City Museum; Ph.D. Candidate in US History, NYU
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5:00–6:30 pm

Today's ongoing debate about school segregation and achievement gaps in New York City's schools harken back to activism during the Civil Rights Movement. Dominique Jean-Louis will explore the roots of this history in the 1960s and '70s, covering the 1964 school boycott, the 1968 Ocean Hill-Brownsville teacher strike, and the student protests at City College and Columbia University at the close of the decade.

Free. Participants will receive a copy of the Activist New York Educator Resource Guide and a letter of attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

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The Ecological City: Confronting New York's Environmental Challenges through Protest and Policy

Katie Uva
Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow, City Museum; Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:00–6:30 pm

Since before Europeans arrived, New York has been specially defined by its environment. Join Katie Uva as she explores the ecological toll of development on New York's resources and inhabitants, how New Yorkers of the past evisioned a more ecological city, and the role of protest and planning in creating a greener city of tomorrow.

Free. Participants will receive a copy of the Activist New York Educator Resource Guide and a letter of attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

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Occupying New York: Protest and Dissent in Urban Spaces

Louie Dean Valencia-García
Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow, City Museum; Centennial Fellow, Fordham University
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5:00–6:30 pm

From anarchist Emma Goldman to the Stonewall riots, Louie Valencia-García will explore the long history of protest surrounding New York City's public spaces using such case studies as Tompkins Square Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Union Square, and Zuccotti Park. Participants will discover how New Yorkers have used public spaces to both dissent and to memorialize their successes in New York City's streets.

Free. Participants will receive a copy of the Activist New York Educator Resource Guide and a letter of attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

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The Puffin Foundation

Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

Programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation.

The Museum also acknowledges the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's support of a Predoctoral Fellowship program. The Fellows are leading these lectures.

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