Chair: Kazembe Balagun, Writer and outreach coordinator of the Brecht Forum
Ujju Aggarwal, PhD student Graduate Center, former organizer with Center for Immigrant Families.
Tammy Bang Luu, Associate Director, Labor and Community Strategy Center
Rachel LaForest, Executive Director, The Right to the City Alliance
Rob Robinson, Campaign to Restore National Housing, Take Back the Land, US Human Rights Network
Miguel Robles-Duràn, Urbanist, Director of the Urban Ecologies, New School
Session 1: Urban Uprisings of the 1960s: Living Legacies
Chair: Frances Fox Piven Distinguished CUNY Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Jordan T. Camp, Visiting Scholar, UCLA Inst. of American Cultures & Bunche Center for Af-American Studies
Marian Kramer, Co-chair National Welfare Rights Union, founding member League of Revolutionary Black Workers
Karen Miller, Historian, CUNY, LaGuardia Community College
Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
Presents a report on the financialization of housing and its impact on the right to adequate housing.
Preceded by a tribute to Neil Smith, the founding director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and Graduate Center Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, led by Peter Marcuse and Marnie Brady
October 26, 2012
The CUNY Graduate Center
Sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
Full details: http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/the-right-to-housing-with-un-rapporteur-raquel-rolnik/
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, authors of the book "The Making of Global Capitalism" in a discussion of their book with David Harvey, Duncan Foley and Maliha Safri
September 26th, 2012
The Making of Global Capitalism, through its highly original analysis of the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, identifies the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them. These emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements transforming nation states and transcending global markets.
Full details: http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/the-making-of-global-capitalism/