I was involved in this project as the teaching artist! Come and check it out!
Where do you put the stuff that nobody wants but everyone needs?
Join us on Tuesday, September 6 for the debut presentation of Share, Where?, CUP’s most recent Urban Investigation. An intrepid group of Bronx public high school students in the College Now program at Hostos Community College teamed up with CUP to find out how NYC decides where to put the burdensome, smelly, and dangerous facilities that make the city run – but nobody wants in their backyards.
Turns out, there are some guidelines called Fair Share that were made a couple of decades ago to try to spread the burden of noxious facilities more evenly throughout the city. How does it work? Are communities taking on their fair share? How else could the city promote fairness?
To get the scoop on Fair Share, the crew hit the streets and interviewed sanitation workers, environmental justice advocates, an anti-waste facility neighborhood group, policymakers, policy-shakers, and the father of Fair Share. The crew collected their knowledge nuggets into theShare, Where? book. Check it out and find out how Fair Share works now, and how it could work better in the future!
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Share, Where? debut presentation
Tuesday, September 6, 7 pm
The Savoy at Hostos Community College
120 East 149 Street (at Walton Avenue), 2nd Floor
2/4/5 to 149 St – Grand Concourse
Major support for this project was provided by the CUNY College Now Program. Additional funding was provided by the Bay and Paul Foundations; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and the Henry Luce Foundation.