In the Footsteps of Jane Jacobs

Over 45 years after she successfully combated Robert Moses and his plan to build a massive thoroughfare through Washington Square Park, Jane Jacobs’ legacy continues to inspire New Yorkers to preserve the character and quality of the city’s many neighborhoods. This panel will feature some of New York City’s most ambitious grassroots organizers as they discuss their current efforts in political activism and detail how community-driven campaigns have evolved since Jacobs first began her work.

Andrew Berman, executive director of Village Preservation, will moderate this informal conversation between Reverend Billy and Savitri D. of the Church of Stop Shopping, Candace Carponter of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, Yolanda Gonzalez of Nos Quedamos/We Stay, and Miquela Craytor of Sustainable South Bronx.
This event is organized by the Historic Districts Council.

Thursday, March 1, 2007
6:30 pm

St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Parish Hall
131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue