Exploring Urban Environmental Health in Context: South Bronx Resilience and Social Justice – Fieldtrip This Friday

Fieldtrip to “In the South Bronx of America” exhibit (http://www.mcny.org/in-the-south-bronx-of-america)mcny-visit-is-cesj

Please join us on a trip to the Museum of the City of New York to explore community resilience and struggle in the context of social, economic, and political injustice. All students across The New School are welcome.

Friday, October 14, 2016 – Depart from Lang Cafe (65 W 11th Street) at 10am.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/MCNYvisit

Sponsored by:

The interdisciplinary Science Program and Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice (CESJ), Eugene Lang College, Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC).

Led by Professor Ivan J Ramirez (Interdisciplinary Science, TEDC) and Kendra Danowski (Lang CESJ).

PPT and Video BELOW

The Bronx is usually portrayed in negative and underdevelopment terms but what we fail to recognize is the great capacity there. The time period is 1976-1982. NYC is broke, public services are being cut, recession on the rise, and some say the Bronx is burning. At the same time, we have community organizations fighting for housing justice and hip hop culture emerging among other social responses, which receive less attention during this tumultuous period. We also see the rise of HIV/AIDS. The story of the South Bronx is complex and really presents lessons to learn about vulnerability and resilience of our neighborhoods in NYC.

1) South Bronx: From the Bottom-Up by Paul S. Grogan and Tony Proscio (PPT Linked)
2) Building Capacity and Fighting Food Injustice with Stephen Ritz (short video) Ted Talk Link
3) Rocksteady Crew: The Origins of B-Boys  YouTube video