In the wake of the 2008 explosion of the current economic crisis, more and more people are actively fighting to restore what they’ve lost. Not since the ‘60s have so many people across the globe taken to the streets to demand a more just and democratic society, access to housing, health care, education, food, jobs, a clean and safe environment and lives free from police violence. Most of these uprisings are rooted in the urban landscape. Many of their demands imply a major transformation in the way our cities work. During this amazing moment of crisis and mobilization, it’s important that we ask ourselves: What kind of city do we want to see?
Building on the previous day’s discussion, Day 2 will address the need to create a transformative vision for organizing in New York City. With participation from community organizations across the city, we aim to
explore a holistic vision for the city we wish to live in,
assess community work currently being done,
begin a conversation on the role of transformative demands and alternative institutions in realizing our vision.