Free the Land: Research Methods in Unearthing Black & Brown Land Legacies

Location: HM 332
Date: Sun, March 25
Time: 3:20 PM - 4:35 PM
We are all immediately familiar with the pillars of New York City geography — Central Park, Wall Street, The Statue of Liberty. But who built them? And more importantly, whose bones are buried beneath their foundations? This workshop seeks to empower community leaders and growers to unearth the stories buried in the land that they inhabit. As conduits of narratives which include our blood-tinged soils, our buried waterways, and our toppled border barriers, we stand to resist the gentrification and neocolonialism that seeks to uproot our movements and our communities. Participants will leave armed with research methods and tools to liberate our legacies from their intentional erasure.