Urban Uprising: In History, In Process, In the Future

Urban Uprising

Day One: In History, In Process, In the Future

Friday, November 30th

Proshansky Auditorium | CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue | NYC 10016

9:30 to 10:00 am | Registration

10:00 to 10:30 am | Opening Keynote

David Harvey, Director, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center


10:30 to 12 Noon | Urban Uprisings of the 1960s: Living Legacies

Chair: Frances Fox Piven Distinguished CUNY Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Jordan T. Camp, Visiting Scholar, UCLA Inst. of American Cultures & Bunche Center for Af-American Studies
Marian Kramer, Co-chair National Welfare Rights Union, founding member League of Revolutionary Black Workers
Karen Miller, Historian, CUNY, LaGuardia Community College


12 Noon to 1:00 pm | Lunch Break

1:00 to 3:00 pm | Global Urban Uprisings

Chair: Peter Marcuse, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University
Hiba Bou Akar, Professor, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College
Mavuso Dignani – with Abahlali baseMjondolo, South African miners and Democratic Left Front
Deen Sharp, Journalist, PhD student Graduate Center
Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi, Co-founder, The City is for All, Budapest, PhD student Graduate Center


3:30 to 5:30 pm | Securitization and the City

Chair: John Whitlow, CUNY School of Law, former attorney w/ Make the Road New York
Mizue Aizeki, Organizer with Immigrant Defense Project and documentary photographer
Christina Heatherton, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, postdoctoral fellow
Pete White, Founder and Co-director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network
Helena Wong, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence

6:00 to 8:00 pm | Roundtable on How to Organize a Whole City

Chair: Kazembe Balagun, Writer and outreach coordinator of the Brecht Forum
Ujju Aggarwal, PhD student Graduate Center, former organizer with Center for Immigrant Families.
Tammy Bang Luu, Associate Director, Labor and Community Strategy Center
Rachel LaForest, Executive Director, The Right to the City Alliance
Rob Robinson, Campaign to Restore National Housing, Take Back the Land, US Human Rights Network
Miguel Robles-Duràn, Urbanist, Director of the Urban Ecologies, New School

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Day Two Dec 1. Re-Imagining the City: Transforming Demands, Demanding Creativity


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