Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30pm

The Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Educational Center

Flamboyán Theater

107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY

RSVP Required

In this first installment of Public Dialogues series, The Shape of Cities to Come Institute (SCCI) will envision alternative futures for New York City by drawing on past and present models of liberation. Our conversation will feature speculative fiction authors, people’s historians, and community organizers who will foreground queer, trans, antiracist, and transnational solidarity visions to reconfigure our city.

Join the conversation with:

Eman Abdelhadi

(Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072) is an academic, activist and writer who thinks at the intersection of gender, sexuality, religion, and politics. She is an assistant professor and sociologist at the University of Chicago, where she researches American Muslim communities. 

M.E. O’Brien

(she/her; Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072) writes and speaks on gender freedom and capitalism. She also co-edits two magazines, Pinko, on gay communism, and Parapraxis, on psychoanalytic theory and politics.

Rosza Daniel Lang / Levitsky

(they or she; City of Abolished Prisons) is a cultural worker, organizer, and agitator based at Brooklyn’s Glitter House: just another diasporist gendertreyf diesel fem mischling who identifies with, not as. Currently anchored in abolition feminist work with Survived & Punished NY, in antizionist solidarity work with Yidishistn Mit Palestine, and in a potpourri of performance projects. 

Van Xelo

(she/her/they/them; Queer Detainee Empowerment Project) is a born and raised New Yorker who is passionate about social and environmental justice. They approach their radical and abolitionist work through a decolonial queer femme perspective. Van joined Queer Detainee Empowerment Project in February 2022 as an Organizer to help continue on coalition and partnership building with other organizations.

This event is presented by the Shape of Cities to Come Institute, a friend of the Housing Justice Lab.