Community Engagement

List of Recent Community Engagement

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Project Director, Narratives of Displacement Project; San Francisco, CA- Current

  • Trained volunteers in oral history interviewing methodology and theory
  • Coordinated project database, meta-data and facilitating online map of narratives

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (Video)

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Eviction Free San Francisco

Volunteer Community and Tenant Organizer; San Francisco, CA- Current

  • Helped to organize specific direct action campaigns with tenants being evicted
  • Wrote press releases and did research into landlords, evictions and tenant rights issue
  • Facilitated meetings

Eviction Free San Francisco (Video)

 Crown Heights Tenant Union

Founding Member, Tenant Organizer, Brooklyn, New York- June 2013- March 2014

  • Worked with housing non-profits and tenant union leaders to form a neighborhood wide tenant union
  • Planned and facilitated meetings and trainings with tenants and youth to build leadership skills and membership capacity
  • Organized the public launch of the Union in January 2014

The Crown Heights Tenant Union (Video)

Anti-Eviction Network

Organizer, New York, New York- June 2013- March 2014

  • Compiled a curriculum of trainnings to build a city-wide network of neighborhood anti-eviction groups
  • Facilitated meetings between community groups and city-wide network, including neighborhood history sessions and collective visioning sessions

The Free University

Organizer and Founding Member, New York, New York- January 2012- March 2014

  • Organized one day “Free Univerisities” in public spaces throughout New York City on a variety of issues
  • Helped coordinate week long Free University in Madison Square Park with over 200 free classes and events
  • Helped coordinate May Day Free University in 2012

The Graduate Center General Assembly

Organizer and Participant- September 2011- September 2013

  • Facilitated large meetings of students and faculty around issues of tutition increases and adjunct treatement
  • Organized campaigns around these issues

People of Color Working Group, Occupy Wall Street

Co-founder and member – September 2011- September 2012

  • Co-founded working group , facilitated group meetings, organized anti-oppression workshops for wider Occupy Wall Street participants

South Bronx Food Cooperative

Community Organizer- June 2006- September 2008

  • Participated in establishing and starting food cooperative in South Bronx neighborhood
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