Past Event: Divided in a Diverse City
Please note that this program is now sold out. There will be a wait list starting at 5:45 pm on the night of the program. Any additional seats will be released at 6:35 pm in the order the names were received. You must be physically present when your name is called or your place will be forfeited. We do not guarantee that any seats will become available.
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who covers civil rights for The New York Times Magazine, and NYC Council Member Brad Lander examine the value of “diversity” and the realities of racial segregation in New York City today.
Only in New York is a monthly series in which New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir brings together two remarkable New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history. The conversations are inspired by the Museum's new landmark exhibition, New York at Its Core.
Reception to follow the program.
About the Speakers
Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist for the New York Times Magazine. She has spent the last five years investigating the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. Currently, Hannah-Jones is writing a book on school segregation called "The Problem We All Live With."
Brad Lander was elected to the New York City Council in 2009 representing Brooklyn’s 39th District. He formerly directed Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue Committee, a nationally-recognized community development organization. There he created and preserved affordable housing, established innovative programs to address gentrification, and launched job training and economic development programs.
$25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.
Watch this trailer to see other upcoming events in this series