For the past two decades The Indypendent has been a leading voice of New York City’s progressive social movements. Join us on October 1st from 7:30-8:30 as we celebrate 20 years of The Indy.
We’ll be joined by a remarkable group of political organizers and thought leaders from some of the movements we have covered who will update us with the latest from the struggles they are involved in and how they plan to go forward.
Tom Angotti is author of New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate and co-editor of Zoned Out: Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City. He is Professor Emeritus of Urban Policy & Planning at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Jabari Brisport is the newly elected democratic socialist state senator from District 25 in Brooklyn. He is also the first openly gay Black State Senator in New York history.
Sandy Nurse is the founder of BK ROT, a co-founder of the Mayday Space, a direct action organizer, and a carpenter. She is running for New York City Council in District 37.
Aixa Rodriguez is an ESL teacher, and a member of Bronx United Educators and the Movement of Rank and File Educators, the social justice caucus of the United Federation of Teachers.
Alex Vitale is a professor of sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and author of The End of Policing.
We will also be serenaded by Reverend Billy and members of the Church of Stop Shopping Choir!
Join here. Registration is required to attend the benefit party. This event is a fundraiser for The Indypendent.
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