Monday, August 12
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. including movements on issues as diverse as civil rights, labor, sexual orientation, urban development, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components, the exhibit presents the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present
The tour is a curator-led guided tour. We will meet at the Hilton Hotel and make our way to the museum via subway. Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own subway fare. If you require the use of a taxi for accessibility reasons, please submit your receipt to ASA for reimbursement. The tour itself is wheelchair/scooter accessible. Advance registration is required, $20 per person.
For those who have time and would like, afterward we can also see the recently opened exhibit on the history of New York City labor, City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York. The exhibit traces the social, political, and economic story of diverse waves of workers—women, immigrants, people of color, and the “unskilled”—and their movements in New York through rare documents, artifacts, and video footage, and considers the future of labor in the city.
Tour registration is open now. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting and would like to add a tour, return to the ASA membership portal, log in, and select 2019 Annual Meeting Registration in the Annual Meeting section.