2014 CAMPAIGN ROUNDTABLES:
Highlights from the Governor's Race
On December 3, the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School invited campaign staffers, pundits, and candidates to come together to look back at this year's exciting race in New York State. Below are a series of highlights from these engaging, illuminating conversations.
What did we learn from Teachout's run?
What was Teachout’s role in the primary? Her campaign and commentators maintain her support was too broad, too deep, and too meaningful to be represented as a protest candidate. Teachout herself says her campaign got energy from populist concern about how Cuomo was running New York State.
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HOW COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS RESCUED THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD FROM CRIME
Amid protests over the Eric Garner case, New Yorkers ask how to improve police- community relations. Join us for a panel discussion with community activists and a retired police officer from Washington Heights to discuss how ongoing efforts in the arts, recreation and law enforcement have brought have brought greater safety and vitality to a neighborhood once known for murder, drug dealing and police shootings.
FERGUSON IN BLACK AND WHITE: A DISCUSSION
A discussion on the recent events in Ferguson, MO -- the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown, the Grand Jury decision not to indict the police officer involved in the shooting, and the tensions of racial and class inequality simmering and boiling over in St. Louis and other cities across the U.S.
Milano Professor Jeff Smith -- St. Louis native and author of the new e-book Ferguson in Black & White -- kicks off the discussion with a brief commentary along with Justyn Richardson, Treasurer of New Black School.
A BETTER PICTURE OF POVERTY
Children can't learn if they aren't in school. That should be obvious, but a new report by The Center for New York City Affairs shows that chronic absenteeism consigns tens of thousands of children to academic failure even before they leave elementary school.