Freedom Cities: Black Geographies and Social Activism

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Undergraduate Course

Freedom Cities

Spring 2022

Taught By: Raven Brown

Section: A

CRN: 11964

Credits: 4

This course is for students who would like to explore key texts in Black urban studies and planning, and who would like to apply these texts to an exploration of NYC-based, real time efforts at building the beloved community. Students will develop a conceptual “toolkit” for how to understand contemporary urban resistance projects (housing and environment) led by local grassroots activists grappling with ongoing histories of displacement, erasure and marginalization. Learning from local projects which intervene in capitalist space-making, students will spend time exploring different sites of connection and cooperation (via local and archival fieldwork), coming away with clear working theories about how New Yorkers continue to create urban revolution.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:33am 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 304

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022