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Saturday, July 28 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
¡Viva Loisaida! A case study in NYC municipalism

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We will share about our experiences in a comprehensive community development effort in the NYC Loisaida community in the 70’s and 80’s. This case study offers valuable history about municipalist efforts in New York and also relates to ongoing struggles rooted therein. This panel will examine the sweat equity urban homesteading movement and the application of alternative technology and other forms of community empowerment in the Loisaida neighborhood of Manhattan. We will explore the ideas that underlay this movement, the potential and the limitations of these approaches, and relationship of those efforts to current efforts to reclaim part of the legacy of these important urban struggles.

  • Daniel Chodorkoff (he/him)
  • Linda Cohen (she/her) 
  • Chino Garcia (he/him)

Affiliated Organizations: 
  • Institute for Social Ecology (http://social-ecology.org/wp/)
  • The Collective for Community, Culture, and Environment  (https://collectiveforcce.com/)

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Daniel Chodorkoff

Institute for Social Ecology
Dan Chodorkoff, Ph.D is an urban anthropologist and activist who co-founded the Institute for Social Ecology with Murray Bookchin in 1974. He has been active in a wide range of social movements and urban struggles since the 1960's and is the author of ""Loisaida"", and ""The Anthropology... Read More →

Linda Cohen

The Collective for Community, Culture, and Environment
Linda Cohen, community planner and long time housing organizer.Linda Cohen is an affiliate of The Collective for Community, Culture and Environment, LLC; and a long time community organizer and planner.
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Chino Garcia

Chino Garcia is a long-time community organizer and co-founder of CHARAS.

Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:50pm
4th Floor Meeting Room A 20 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA

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