Saturday, July 28 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
50 Years After Henri Lefebvre: The Right to the City Then and Now

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2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Henri Lefebvre’s manifesto “The Right to the City.” Published in the aftermath of the 1968 May-June protests in Paris, the term “Right to the City”  has since been used as a rallying call for affordable housing, expanded notions of citizenship and accessible public spaces. In this workshop we will discuss the “Right to the City” through the lens of insurgent local electoral campaigns, community land trusts and the development of organizing through local,national and international networks.


Derrick O Keefe, Candidate for Vancouver City Council
he/him, Twitter: @derrickokeefe

Mia Charlene White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at The New School
she/her, Twitter: @MiaTuckerWhite

Malcolm Torrejón Chu, Communications Strategist of Right to the City Alliance
he/him, Twitter: @EmCee_Chu

Kazembe Balagun, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung —New York Office
he/him, Twitter: @netflixandrebel

Affiliated Organizations: 
  • The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Rosalux-nyc.org)
  • The Right to the City Alliance (righttothecity.org)

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Kazembe Balagun

Born in Harlem, NY, Kazembe received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Education/Outreach Coordinator at the Brecht Forum. Kazembe recently contributed an essay on “We Be Reading Marx Where We From: Socialism and the Black Freedom Struggle... Read More →
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Malcolm Torrejón Chu

Malcolm was born and bred in Brooklyn NY and now finds himself in Boston.  Malcolm’s early exposure to gentrification in Brooklyn, and to the fight for community control of community space and housing as a human right came while volunteering with the Fifth Avenue Committee as a... Read More →
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Derrick O'Keefe

Derrick O’Keefe is a co-founder and editor with Ricochet. He is the author of The Lesser Evil? and A Woman Among Warlords, co-authored with Afghanistan’s Malalai Joya. Derrick is also a long-time political organizer in Vancouver and a member of Métis Nation British Columbia... Read More →
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Mia Charlene White

Mia Charlene White is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the Environmental Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement, with a co-teaching appointment at the Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy. She is a faculty-affiliate of... Read More →

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

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