2022 Dismantling Racial Capitalism Convening

Dec 1, 2022

Dec 1, 2022

12:00 pm To 7:30 pm

40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012



Event Description

Join us for the Dismantling Racial Capitalism convening on Thursday, December 1st at 12:00PM.

Dismantling Racial Capitalism aspires to create space to develop and sharpen our understanding of racial capitalism, how it functions, its horrific consequences, and, most importantly, how we can challenge and dismantle it. We will bring together academics, organizers, policy-makers, students and change-makers for a deeply-rooted examination of how racial capitalism drives inequality, exploitation, and destruction, and how we can catalyze change.

The urgency of confronting this inequality, exploitation and destruction, though, often leads us to focus on important, but small and more immediately “winnable’ campaigns for reform, given the significant limitations of our current power. But, fundamental change to the systems that create and sustain racial capitalism requires ambitious, long-term organizing and work to challenge the ways these systems and institutions are legitimized by the law. We will focus our attention on bridging divides between social movements and academia to, together, analyze and workshop the efforts of thinkers, organizers, and attorneys who are thinking and acting big, leading ambitious challenges to the status quo and dreaming and making a more just and equitable future.

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

12 – 12:30 p.m. (30 minutes) Registration and Lunch Reception


12:30 – 12:40 p.m. (10 minutes) Welcome Remarks & Keynote


12:40 – 1:10 p.m. (30 minutes) Opening Plenary

–1:10 – 2:05 p.m. (55 minutes) Panel Discussion 1 – Housing


2:05- 3:00 p.m. (55 minutes) Panel Discussion 2 – Climate and Environmental Justice


3:00 pm – 3:25 p.m. (25 minutes) Coffee & Snack Break


3:25 – 4:20 p.m. (55 minutes) Panel Discussion 3 – Reparations and Economic Justice


4:20 – 5:05 p.m. (45 minutes) Concurrent breakout discussions


5:10 – 5:40 p.m. (30 minutes) Closing Plenary


5:40- 7:30 p.m. Evening Reception

For more information on the program, speakers and sponsors visit the webpage here.

Hosted in collaboration with:

Initiative for Community Power at NYU Law, the Urban Democracy Lab, the Center for Race, Inequality and the Law, The Action Lab and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study


Urban Democracy Lab at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study


About the Organizers

At the Urban Democracy Lab (UDL), we promote critical, creative, just, and sustainable forms of urbanism, through scholarship, curricular activities, public engagement, and programming.

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