On Thursday, November 14th, please join the CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform for Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge, an event about waste handling in New York City. Held in honor of Frank Justich, a NYC Sanitation worker killed on the job in Astoria in 2010, the event will feature a discussion with Professor Robin Nagle (author of Picking Up, and the anthropologist-in-residence with the NYC Department of Sanitation), as well as presentations by the NYC Commissioner of Sanitation, John Dougherty, and conceptual artist, Mierle Laderman Ulekes (artist-in-residence with the NYC Department of Sanitation), and youth activists representing future generations. The event is the first in CUER’s planned series focusing on trash as a lens for considering issues of sustainability. The focus of the evening’s conversation will be on trash as an issue of inter-generational equity, and the need to recognize sanitation workers as the front line of urban sustainability.
The event, held at 6pm at the CUNY Law School, is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.