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August 2-ZONED OUT!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City

Join us for a book presentation by editor Tom Angotti, one of the editors (with Sylvia Morse) of Zoned Out!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City.

Gentrification and displacement of low-income communities of color are major issues in New York City and the city’s zoning policies are a major cause. Race matters but the city ignores it when shaping land use and housing policies. The city promises “affordable housing” that is not truly affordable. Zoned Out! shows how this has played in Williamsburg, Harlem and Chinatown, neighborhoods facing massive displacement of people of color. It looks at ways the city can address inequalities, promote authentic community-based planning and develop housing in the public domain.

Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College, the Graduate Center, and City University of New York, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development. He is author of New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, which won the 2009 Davidoff Book Award.                                                                                          —-

Únase a nosotros a la presentación del editor Tom Angotti, uno de los editores (junto con Sylvia Morse) de Zoned out!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City.

La gentrificación y el desplazamiento de las comunidades de color de bajos ingresos, son problematicas de importancia en la Cd. de Nueva York, y las regulaciones de zonificación urbanas son una de las causas principales. La etnicidad importa pero la ciudad la ignora cuando determina el uso del suelo y las regulaciones de vivienda. La ciudad promete “vivienda asequible” que no es realmente asequible. Zoned out! muestra como esto ha afectado en Williamsburg, Harlem y Chinatown, vecindarios que enfrentan el desplazamiento masivo de la gente de color. Zoned Out! considera los métodos en que la ciudad puede abordar las desigualdades, fomentando la planificación y el desarrollo de vivienda basados genuinamente en la comunidad y la opinion pública.
Tom Angotti es professor de Planificación y Política Urbanas en Hunter College, en el Centro de Postgrado y en la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, y es director del Centro de Planificación y Desarrollo Comunitarios de Hunter College. Es autor de New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, el cual ganó el premio Davidoff Book Award 2009.

 

ZONED OUT!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City                                                                                                                              Thursday, August 2, 2018                                                                                                     6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                           2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                                New York NY 10032

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July 25- Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust Open Meeting

¿Le interesa el control comunitario de nuestro terreno?

Venga a participar en una conversación informal con la Cooperativa Terreno de Alto Manhattan [Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust] sobre la posibilidad de iniciar una cooperativa terreno en Alto Manhattan.

¿Qué significa una cooperativa de terreno?                                                                       Una cooperativa de terreno (CLT) es                                                                                 – una corporación comunitaria sin fines de lucro                                                           – un compromiso con la administración permanente y la asequibilidad de viviendas y otros edificios ubicados en su terreno                                                          – abierta tanto a todxs quienes alquilan terreno de la CLT como a quienes residen dentro de la zona geográfica que administra la CLT

Oradorxs invitadxs: Miembrxs de la Cooperativa de Terreno de East Harlem/El Barrio

Coordinado por la Cooperativa de Terreno de Alto Manhattan [Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust (NMCLT)], miembra de la Iniciativa Cooperativa de NYC [NYC Community Land Initiative]. www.facebook.com/NMCLT

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Are you interested in community control of our land? Join Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust for an informal discussion about starting a Community Land Trust uptown.

What is a Community Land Trust?                                                                                   A Community Land Trust is                                                                                                – a nonprofit, community-based corporation                                                                   – committed to the permanent stewardship of land and the permanent affordability of housing and other buildings located upon its land                            – open to anyone who leases land from the CLT and to anyone who resides within the geographic area that is served by the CLT

Guest speakers: Members of the East Harlem/El Barrio Community Land Trust Organized by the Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust, a member of the NYC Community Land Initiative (www.nyccli.org). Learn more at facebook.com/NMCLT.

Cooperativa Terreno de Alto Manhattan/Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust Open Meeting                                                                                               Miércoles, 25 de julio 2018/Wednesday, July 25, 2018                                            6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                 Word Up Community Bookshop                                                                                    2113 Avenida Amsterdam (esquina de la calle 165)/2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.

25 de Mayo: Presentación de libro: *Y soñábamos con pájaros volantes*

Presentación de la antología de poesía Y soñábamos con pájaros volando por la poeta, novelista, traductora, y Associate Professor de Montclair State University Marta López Luaces, con Nuria Morgado, Associate Professor del College of Staten Island. El libro estará disponible a la venta.

Presentación de libro: Y soñábamos con pájaros volantes                                                                                                                                   Viernes, 25 de Mayo 2018                                                                                                                 6:30 –8:30pm                                                                                                                                                 Word Up Bookshop
2113 Avenida Amsterdam (con calle 165)
New York NY 10032 

 

May 24: Reading: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor in conversation with Chris Hedges

The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervor, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution.

Fifty years later, MAY MADE ME offers eye-opening oral testimonies of the mass protests that shook France in May 1968, and have influenced European politics to this day.

 MITCHELL ABIDOR has translated texts from French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Esperanto for the Marxists Internet Archive and published many books, including Voices of the Paris Commune, Death to Bourgeois Society: The Propagandists of the Deed, and A Socialist History of the French Revolution by Jean Jaurès.
CHRIS HEDGES is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books, including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003) and Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015). He writes a weekly column for the website Truthdig in Los Angeles, run by Robert Scheer, and hosts a show, On Contact, on RT America. Books will be available for sale.

 

Reading: MAY MADE ME by Mitch Abirdor in conversation with Chris Hedges                                                                                                            Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York, NY

May 10: Book talk: HAIFA: CITY OF STEPS Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan

Word Up and the Fort Tryon Jewish Center present: Haifa: City of Steps Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan

Haifa: City of Steps is an intimate and revelatory journey through the author’s native city. With an expert hand, Gold leads her readers through Haifa during its heyday in the 1920s and ‘30s as an international port and cultural center all the way through the subsequent war and decline. She weaves together urban, architectural landmarks and Haifa’s mountainous topography with literary masterpieces to elucidate how a childhood landscape is imprinted in memory. Gold’s archival research left no stone unturned, and she has recovered amazing stories and connections long forgotten. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro lauded this work as “beautifully written and impeccably researched . . . a true contribution to the literature of cities.”

Nili Gold is Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a native of Haifa, Israel, a graduate of Hebrew University. She got her M.A and PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and taught at Columbia University before settling at Penn. She authored two scholarly books on the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, one of which was a poetic biography of him entitled Yehuda Amichai: The Making of Israel’s National Poet (UPNE, 2008). This book as well as her recently published Haifa: City of Steps are soon to appear in Israel in Hebrew.

Pianist-composer Noam Sivan has performed in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. Live improvisation features prominently in his solo piano recitals and his recorded albums Ambiro’s Journey and Chopin & Improvisations. Born and raised in Haifa, Israel, he is currently a faculty member at the Juilliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. NoamSivanMusic.com

Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale.

Book talk: HAIFA: CITY OF STEPS Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan                                                                                                  Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York,