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In and of the Movement: Student Visions of Justice, Then & Now

Thursday, February 25, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Curated by Mark Tseng Putterman

From 1970s Black radicalism to post-9/11 anti-war efforts, student activism at NYU has long been tied to social justice movements in the city, the country, and on other campuses. Students at NYU have sought to leverage institutional resources and visibility towards their visions of a more just society over the course of the university’s history. As recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale, and other colleges have demonstrated the power of student-led movements to affect change, we bring together alums and current student activists for an intergenerational conversation on the past, present, and future of student movements at NYU.

Panelists:  Juan Manuel Calero Canaval (NYU ’18, Black and Brown Coalition), Mickey Fuertes (NYU ’04, Phi Iota Alpha, and LUCHA), Angus Johnston (historian of student activism, Hostos Community College), Dee Mandiyan (NYU ’16, SHADES thought leader), and Amy Surak (archivist, Manhattan College). Moderated by Rick Chavolla (consultant​ and executive board, American Indian Community House).

Cosponsored by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs and A/P/A BRIDGE.

Image: Students crowd Warren Weaver Hall in May 1970. Inside, a group of student strikers hold a $3.5 million computer hostage, demanding the University pay a ransom of $100,000 towards bail money for imprisoned members of the Black Panther Party. Courtesy New York University Archives.


This venue is wheelchair accessible, equipped with an elevator, and has single-use, all-gender handicap accessible restrooms.



Thursday, February 25
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
(212) 998-3700