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Navigating the City/State Divide: What’s Next for Progressive Elected Officials?
January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 6:30-8:00pm | Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place, New York, NY @ Broadway
The Urban Democracy Lab and Metropolitics, an online journal of public scholarship about cities and urban politics, invite you to a discussion on how, in the context of more cautious, less activist state governments, progressive urban leaders can pursue inclusive, social equity-oriented public policies. What is the potential of local progressivism, and what are the challenges to implementing it? How can elected officials and their social movement allies collaborate at the city and state levels to organize governing coalitions that more consistently act on progressive values?
Jumaane Williams, City Councilmember and former candidate for NYC Public Advocate
Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University professor and former candidate for New York State Attorney General
Carlos Menchaca, New York City Councilmember
Zellnor Myrie, New York State Senator, District 20, Brooklyn
Moderated by Richard Schragger, University of Virginia Law School and author of the book City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age. (Note: The book will be available for purchase at the event)
This discussion grew out of Metropolitics‘ series on Progressive Mayors and Urban Social Movements, which explores the structural and political challenges to implementing progressive urban agendas, within the contexts of growing metropolitan inequality, political and cultural divides, and social movements arising in response to these changes.