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Juan González on panel - The (New) Urban Resistance: Progressives Go Local

Brooklyn, NY

June 25, 2018 | Monday | 6:30 pm

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 ( see map )
With a federal government mired in dysfunction, cities across the nation are the new frontier of progressive change, presenting solutions to issues that range from income inequality to public health.

Join Democracy Now! co-host and former NY Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez, NYC councilmember Brad Lander, civil rights and immigration supervisor at Make the Road New York Yaritza Mendez, and Philadelphia City councilperson Helen Gym, to dig into the power of local advocacy and activism.

Moderated by The Nation’s Lizzy Ratner.

Co-sponsored by The Nation magazine as part of its “Cities Rising” series.

Tickets are $5, free for Brooklyn Historical Society members. Get tickets

Juan González

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001...