What was the role of Latinos and immigrants during Occupy Wall Street? What role did immigration issues play as part of the demands of the occupiers? Participants, scholars, and journalists reconstruct the influence of Latinos and immigrants on Occupy.
Since its founding two years ago, Efforts in Youth Development in Bangladesh (EYDB) has raised approximately $20,000 to fight poverty and child labor.
Rev. David Brawley, a leader of Brooklyn NYCHA tenants pressing the mayor for answers, says a lack of trust will hamper many of the initiatives the authority has announced as it tries to save the housing on which 400,000 people depend.
‘Without organizing, RTC will be just a legal services program; it’s really only a right that people know and claim when organized tenants have ownership over it.’
Learn from defeat. Think big. Follow the money. And organize, organize, organize.
A coalition of Bronx stakeholders say the rezoning and investment package passed by the City Council Land Use Committee still fails to address many of their concerns.
A former dairy worker is leading the push to close a loophole in labor laws. Agriculture businesses claim farmworkers are trying an end run through the courts after repeatedly failing to make their case in the state legislature.
‘The Jerome Avenue rezoning would give landlords increased financial incentive to utilize the displacement tactics already at their disposal.’
Two of the young athlete-advocates from the Bronx’s Mary Mitchell Center demonstrate how a simple park bench can be the key to your plan to get in shape—and talk about their broader work to make the Bronx a healthier place.
The fight over the Kingsbridge Armory, above, ended in a great victory for the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition. But it also forced a rethink over strategy, and a move toward controlling economic development rather than reacting to it.