39 posts tagged nyc
An improvement on the NYC Teen Mom ads.
Shout out to my awesome follower Erin for donating to my Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser! She’s been following me for years and appreciate her support so much <33
And then I can give you a lovely, personalized shout out :)
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In discussing two women who document a culturally and commercially vibrant community at risk, the author explores the racist policy and politics behind the onslaught of gentrification.
In a city like New York, if you have your eyes open and headphones tucked away, you can easily observe deepening inequality. Generally, New Yorkers perceive these changes as part of rampant gentrification—where rents and real estate prices rise as gentry who can afford more move into a neighborhood. But the reality reflects a combination of public cuts, biased development policy and shifting investment citywide. Essentially, our perception of gentrification is out of step with the reality of gentrification.
A new film called “My Brooklyn” (2012) by director Kelly Anderson and producer Allison Lirish Dean offers a broader analysis of the many factors behind gentrification. The film focuses on how exploitative real estate policy radically altered the cultural and physical landscape of the Fulton Mall area of Downtown Brooklyn and how community organizers struggle for representation among a web of government and development agencies conspiring to “improve” New York City.
Mind you stats recently came out that teen pregnancy is actually *down*
Really, though. You should read the article. The scenarios and responses they give when you text in are pretty mean and effed up.
Looking for plans this weekend? Support our friends at “Words Of Choice” - either by viewing live in NYC or participating online!
“Words of Choice” will be performed on March 1 at 7 pm EST and March 2 at 3 pm EST at The Secret Theater in Long Island City. As part of the WiredArts Fest, the live streaming audience will be able to participate simultaneously with tweeting, instant messaging, photo sharing and Facebook. Share your voice using the hashtag #WoCLive.
Panel discussions will take place after both shows: Friday night will feature Amanda Marcotte, blogger at Pandagon, writer at RHReality Check, and author; joining us on Saturday is Lynn Roberts, founding board member of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and an assistant professor at Hunter College.
More information on tickets or setting up a viewing party can be found at www.wordsofchoice.org. Special discounts for activists are available by emailing: email@example.com.
would so go if I didn’t already have plans
New York’s city council has a bill that would require paid sick days for more than 1.2 million workers. Calling for its passage, the New York Times editorial page noted that it is “a normal benefit for workers in at least 145 countries.” The bill’s been stalled, though, for more than 1,000 days, since its introduction in 2010, even as a natural disaster and flu epidemic hit the city. Christine Quinn, the powerful council speaker, has refused to bring the bill up for a vote, as Mayor Bloomberg and the business community are strongly opposed.
Jasiyah Cumberbatch, son of New York Communities for Change Fast Food Workers Organizer Ashaina Cumberbatch, went missing last night in the Fulton Mall area.
If you have any info or have seen this child, please call (347) 206-4922 or (917) 842 3462
I will be on this panel with other amazing women like Lena Chen, Jessica Danforth, Sydnie Mosley ’07, Julie Zeilinger ’15, and Dina Tyson ’13. I can’t wait!
for NYC area folks