Panelists include John Blasco, Nico Fonseca, Ede Fox, and Robert Hawkins. Moderated by Gail Cooper. Introduced by Lee Bell.

This panel was part of the For the Public Good Conference, held on March 28, 2014 at Barnard College. More information is available at bcrw.barnard.edu/event/for-the-public-good-conference/

In 2013, Bill de Blasio’s successful mayoral campaign was built on the idea that New Yorkers are tired of growing inequality and seek a city that supports and nourishes all its inhabitants. In 2014, community leaders and scholars of social issues gather to discuss what the agenda of such a city might look like. With over 21% of New Yorkers living below the federal poverty line, and many more grappling with a lack of affordable housing, police brutality, systemic racial profiling and homophobia, limited educational opportunities, and a robust school to prison pipeline, how can New York’s diverse population come together to develop an infrastructure based once and for all on the public good?

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