The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly

ESPAÑOL ABAJO

Join us for a public assembly on the Green New Deal (GND).  “The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” will gather a wide array of advocates, organizers, and elected officials to explore the GND’s relationship to society, policy, and the built environment.

Climate change is a crisis of unevenly experienced and systemic injustices that asks hard questions of scholars, practitioners, and community members alike. The Green New Deal—most famously as drafted in US H. Res. 109 and S. Res. 59, but echoed by elected officials and activists around the world—addresses these questions head-on, linking equity, the environment, and the economy to the transformations necessitated by the climate crisis.

“The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” will focus on modeling democratic debates that seriously consider the ambitions and challenges of the GND by thinking systemically and across scales. The public event includes morning workshops and an afternoon series of discussions to encourage exchange among invited guests representing a range of disciplines as well as the general public.

Located at the Queens Museum—home of the Panorama of the City of New York and in the heart of the nation’s most diverse borough—“The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” is taking place within US Congressional District NY 14, jurisdiction of the GND Resolution’s sponsor Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The event is organized by the Queens Museum, the American Institute of Architects New York (AIA New York), The Architecture Lobby, Francisco J. Casablanca (¿Quién Nos Representa?), and Gabriel Hernández Solano (GND Organizer), together with the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.

At the Buell Center, “The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly” forms part of the project “Power: Infrastructure in America,” within which the Center is organizing a series of research, curricular, and programming initiatives to consider the social, technical, and political contours of the ambitious— but still largely undefined—proposal.

Spanish interpretation services will be provided for the afternoon assembly, beginning at 1:00pm. The Queens Museum strives to be accessible to all visitors. For more information regarding access, and to make any requests, please see visit here.

Schedule 

10:00 Welcome / Bienvenida
10:30–12:00 Workshops / Talleres
1:00 Welcome (back) / Segunda Bienvenida
          Language Justice Orientation, Caracol
          Land Acknowledgment, Tecumseh Caesar
          Debra Wimpfheimer, Chief Operating Officer, Queens Museum
1:15 On a Green New Deal / Sobre un Green New Deal
          Randy Abreu
          Office of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2:00 On Energy and Power / Sobre energía y poder
2:00 Presentation by morning discussion group
          Samantha Josaphat (National Organization of Minority Architects)
          Forrest Meggers (Princeton University)
          Priya Mulgaonkar (New York City Environmental Justice Alliance)
          Matt Peterson (Woodbine)
          Anandi A. Premlall (Educator in Urban Permaculture; SustyQ)
          Gaya Sriskanthan (Climate, Energy, and Environmental Justice Advocate)
          Sean Sweeney (Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY)
          Claudia Zamora Valencia (New Immigrant Community Empowerment)
2:20 Remarks by Costa Constantinides (City Council, 22nd CD)
2:30 Public Discussion
3:00 On Transportation and Power / Sobre transportación y poder
3:00 Presentation by morning discussion group
          Ellis Calvin (Regional Plan Association)
          Jon Forster (Policy Advocate, Organized Labor)
          Oscar Oliver Didier (New York City, Department of City Planning, Bronx)
          Joseph Kunkel (MASS Design)
          Leah Meisterlin (Planning, Columbia University)
          Hawk Newsome (Black Lives Matter New York)
          Juan Restrepo (Transportation Alternatives Queens)
          Jennifer Scarlott (Bronx Climate Justice North)
3:20 Remarks by Catalina Cruz (State Assembly, 39th AD)
3:30 Public Discussion
4:15 On Government and Power / Sobre gobierno y poder
4:15 Presentation by morning discussion group:
          Xiye Bastida (Fridays for Future)
          Tecumseh Ceaser (Artist and Cultural Consultant)
          Ama Francis (Sabin Center, Columbia University)
          Diana Hernández (Public Health, Columbia University)
          Claudio Felipe Idrovo (Make the Road New York)
          Stephanie Kelton (Stony Brook University)
          Aurash Khawarzad (Artist, Educator, Urban Planner)
          Mychal Johnson and Monxo Lopez (South Bronx Unite)
4:35 Remarks by Jessica Ramos (State Senator, 13th SD)
4:45 Public Discussion
5:15 Concluding remarks and discussion / Conclusión, comentarios y discusiones
6:00 Reception / Recepción

The public assembly (from 1 to 6pm) will be live-streamed on the Queens Museum facebook page.

RSVP Here

ESPAÑOL

Les invitamos a participar en una asamblea pública sobre el Green New Deal (GND). “The Green New Deal: Una Asamblea Pública” convoca una selección amplia de especialistas, organizadores, y oficiales elegidos para explorar la relación entre el GND, la sociedad, la política, y el ambiente construido.

El cambio climático, siendo una crisis desigual y de injusticias sistemáticas, es un desafío lleno de interrogantes, tanto para académicos, profesionales, y miembros de la comunidad por igual. El Green New Deal—mejor conocido por su redacción en US H. Res. 109 y S. Res. 59, y que resuena con los oficiales elegidos y activistas alrededor del mundo—aborda esas preguntas de una forma directa, enlazando la equidad, el medio ambiente, y la economía a las transformaciones necesarias para enfrentar crisis climática.

“The Green New Deal: Una Asamblea Pública” se enfocará en modelar debates democráticos que consideran seriamente las ambiciones y los retos del GND, pensando sistemáticamente y en varias escalas. Este evento público incluye talleres de trabajo en la mañana, en la tarde y una serie de discusiones para fomentar un intercambio productivo entre los invitados de distintas disciplinas y el público general.

Al estar ubicado en el Museo de Queens—situado en el corazón del distrito más diverso del país y donde podemos encontrar la maqueta “Panorama of the City of New York”— “The Green New Deal: Una Asamblea Pública” se llevará a cabo dentro del Distrito NY 14 del Congreso de los Estados Unidos, jurisdicción de la patrocinadora de la Resolución del GND, la Representante Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Este evento está organizado por el Museo de Queens, el Instituto Americano de Arquitectos de Nueva York (AIANY), el Lobby de Arquitectura, Francisco J. Casablanca (¿Quién Nos Representa?), y Gabriel Hernández Solano (Organizador del GND), en conjunto con el Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture en Columbia University.

En el Buell Center, “The Green New Deal: Una Asamblea Pública” forma parte del proyecto “Power: Infrastructure in America” (Poder: Infraestructura en América), dentro del cual el Centro está organizando una serie de iniciativas curriculares, investigativas, y programáticas que consideran los entornos sociales, técnicos, y políticos de una propuesta ambiciosa, pero en gran parte indefinida.

Se proveerán servicios de interpretación en español para la asamblea de la tarde, comenzando a las 13:00. El Museo de Queens hace un esfuerzo para ser accesible a todos los visitantes. Para más información sobre acceso y cualquier otra solicitud, por favor visite aqui.

Horario
10:00 Welcome / Bienvenida
10:30–12:00 Workshops / Talleres
1:00 Welcome (back) / Segunda Bienvenida
          Language Justice Orientation, Caracol
          Land Acknowledgment, Tecumseh Caesar
          Debra Wimpfheimer, Chief Operating Officer, Queens Museum
1:15 On a Green New Deal / Sobre un Green New Deal
          Randy Abreu
          Office of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2:00 On Energy and Power / Sobre energía y poder
2:00 Presentation by morning discussion group
          Samantha Josaphat (National Organization of Minority Architects)
          Forrest Meggers (Princeton University)
          Priya Mulgaonkar (New York City Environmental Justice Alliance)
          Matt Peterson (Woodbine)
          Anandi A. Premlall (Educator in Urban Permaculture; SustyQ)
          Gaya Sriskanthan (Climate, Energy, and Environmental Justice Advocate)
          Sean Sweeney (Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY)
          Claudia Zamora Valencia (New Immigrant Community Empowerment)
2:20 Remarks by Costa Constantinides (City Council, 22nd CD)
2:30 Public Discussion
3:00 On Transportation and Power / Sobre transportación y poder
3:00 Presentation by morning discussion group
          Ellis Calvin (Regional Plan Association)
          Jon Forster (Policy Advocate, Organized Labor)
          Oscar Oliver Didier (New York City, Department of City Planning, Bronx)
          Joseph Kunkel (MASS Design)
          Leah Meisterlin (Planning, Columbia University)
          Hawk Newsome (Black Lives Matter New York)
          Juan Restrepo (Transportation Alternatives Queens)
          Jennifer Scarlott (Bronx Climate Justice North)
3:20 Remarks by Catalina Cruz (State Assembly, 39th AD)
3:30 Public Discussion
4:15 On Government and Power / Sobre gobierno y poder
4:15 Presentation by morning discussion group:
          Xiye Bastida (Fridays for Future)
          Tecumseh Ceaser  (Artist and Cultural Consultant)
          Ama Francis (Sabin Center, Columbia University)
          Diana Hernández (Public Health, Columbia University)
          Claudio Felipe Idrovo (Make the Road New York)
          Stephanie Kelton (Stony Brook University)
          Aurash Khawarzad (Artist, Educator, Urban Planner)
          Mychal Johnson and Monxo Lopez (South Bronx Unite)
4:35 Remarks by Jessica Ramos (State Senator, 13th SD)
4:45 Public Discussion
5:15 Concluding remarks and discussion / Conclusión, comentarios y discusiones
6:00 Reception / Recepción

La asamblea popular (de 1 a 6pm) será transmitida en vivo por a página de Facebook del Queens Museum

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