“You Can’t Dump That Here!”: A History of Sanitation with Dr. Robin Nagle

Join Dr. Robin Nagle to learn (almost) everything you ever wanted to know about garbage in Greenwich Village. Discover how profoundly it connects us to each other, to history, to politics, to infrastructure and technology. Hear stories and reflections from people who shoulder its burdens.

Dr. Nagle is anthropologist-in-residence for the Department of Sanitation, and director of the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University, where she teaches anthropology and urban studies. She is the author of the book Picking Up, about what it is to be a sanitation worker in New York and why you should care.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
6:30 pm

Hudson Park Library
66 Leroy Street