Historically Informed Present-Day Activism in the City

AHA Session 2
Friday, January 3, 2020: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Bowery (Sheraton New York, Lower Level)
Katie Uva, City University of New York
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, Buscada and The New School
Maeve Montalvo, Museum of the City of New York
Tarry Hum, Queens College, City University of New York
Cynthia Tobar, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Session Abstract

This panel investigates the ways in which historical training supports current activism and advocacy in New York. The panelists will each give presentations on how their work, and the work of the organization they represent, has grappled with questions of how history informs and empowers current activism. They will also consider questions of authority and the challenges of historically-informed organizing.
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