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Museum of the City of New York Only in New York series – Divided in a Diverse City

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February 8, 2017 at 6:30PM
Museum of the City of New York Only in New York series – Divided in a Diverse City

New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and NYC Council Member Brad Lander examine the value of “diversity” and the realities of racial segregation in New York City today.

Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together two New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history. 

Reception to follow the program. 

About the Speakers
Nikole Hannah-Jones
 is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. Hannah-Jones has spent the last five years investigating the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. She has chronicled the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act and wrote one of the most widely read analyses of the racial implications of the controversial Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action Supreme Court case. She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also a 2017 New America Fellow. Currently, Hannah-Jones is writing a book on school segregation called The Problem We All Live With (One World, Penguin/Random House). 

Brad Lander was elected to the New York City Council in 2009 representing Brooklyn’s 39th District; he is the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy. Prior to joining the Council, Lander directed the Pratt Center for Community Development and the Fifth Avenue Committee. In ten years leading Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue Committee, a nationally-recognized community development organization, Lander redeveloped dozens of neighborhood buildings facing abandonment to create and preserve affordable housing, established innovative programs to address gentrification, launched job training and economic development programs, and pioneered a successful re-entry program for people returning to the community from prison. Lander is a founding board member of Local Progress, a new national network of progressive municipal elected officials, and is on the boards of Democratic Municipal Officials and Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council. He was named one of “Today’s Social Justice Heroes” by The Nation.


$25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission. Register at the top right button.  A limited number of New School complimentary tickets are available at

This program is co-sponsored by The New School Urban Studies Program.

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