Solidarity and the City: A Roundtable Discussion between Scholars, Educators, and Activists on Space, Social Justice, and Digital Methods

Activists and critics alike have long argued that urban space shapes the conditions and prospects of social justice work. This roundtable discussion will explore the ways scholars, educators and activists have responded to these challenges in light of long-standing and emergent traditions of dissent and communal agency in diverse urban landscapes, addressing in particular the place of digital tools in solidaristic urban and urban-historical projects. Participants Ben Blackshear | Collective member, SolidarityNYC Tia Powell Harris | President and Executive Director, Weeksville Heritage Center Daniel Morales | Ph.D. candidate in History, Columbia University Jonathan Soffer | Professor of History, NYU/Tandon School of Engineering Manissa Maharawal | Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, CUNY