12/9/14: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime

Crossing Broadway - Washington Heights - Robert W. Snyder

Center for New York City Affairs at the New School presents:

Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime

Tuesday, December 09, 2014, 8:30 to 10:30 am

Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall

55 West 13th Street, (between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 2nd Floor)

How did New York City emerge from the crime and decay of the crack years? Historian Robert Snyder argues that community activists who crossed racial and ethnic lines played a vital role in restoring order and vitality to ravaged streets in upper Manhattan, only to see the fruits of their labors threatened by growing economic inequality. Join us for a discussion with some of these activists.

For more info: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime- Eventbrite.

Moderator:

Michael Powell, reporter, New York Times

A conversation with:

Robert W. Snyder, author, Crossing Broadway; associate professor of American studies and journalism, Rutgers University-Newark

Led Black, Dominican-American writer-blogger, Uptown Collective

Dave Crenshaw, president, Uptown Dreamers Alumni Association

Victoria Neznansky, chief program officer, YM/YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood

Admission is free, but your must reserve your seat.

Books will be available for sale.

For more info: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime- Eventbrite.

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