Taking To The Streets: Grassroots Roots Activism After Jane Jacobs
“In the Footsteps of Jane Jacobs”
Thursday, March 1
Parish Hall, St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery,
131 East 10th Street at Second Avenue
RSVP: 212 614-9107, [email protected]
Is the golden age of activism gone? What does it take to motivate the masses in 21st-century New York? Some of New York City’s most ambitious grassroots organizers discuss their currents efforts in political activism and detail how community-driven preservation campaigns have evolved since Jane Jacobs first began her crusade to defend the character of Downtown Manhattan.
Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, will moderate this informal conversation with Reverend Billy and Savitri D. of the Church of Stop Shopping;
Candace Carponter, steering committee member and legal team lead, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn,
Yolanda Gonzalez, executive director, Nos Quedamos, and
Miquela Craytor, deputy director, Sustainable South Bronx.
This program is co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the Historic Districts Council, and is part of HDC’s 13th Annual Preservation Conference, “Preserving the Past, Planning the Future”, for more details, see http://www.hdc.org/