This episode, we focus on the payday lending industry’s most recent attempt to legalize high-cost predatory lending in New York. We feature a conversation with New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou about the importance of standing up for strong consumer protections as a matter of racial and economic justice. We also sit down with New Economy Project’s Campaigns Director, Andy Morrison, to discuss a vision for financial justice for New York City’s communities.
In the latest episode of our podcast, we speak with Walter Barrientos, Make the Road organizer and longtime leader in the immigrant rights movement, and other New Yorkers about recent attacks on immigrant communities and why it is so critical that people take to the streets and demand justice.
This episode, we feature a conversation with Mychal Johnson, co-founder and leader of South Bronx Unite, about the group’s work organizing for sustainable, community-driven development in the Mott Haven & Port Morris neighborhoods of the South Bronx.
We speak with Nova Lucero and Renzo Moyano, member/organizers from Northern Manhattan is Not For Sale, about their work organizing Inwood and Washington Heights residents against unwanted private development in their neighborhood.
Hear sounds from the teach-in we led on May 9 in the Privately-Owned Public Space at Trump Tower, along with New York Communities for Change, 350.org, and Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.
We speak with Eddie Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, about the intersections among environmental, racial, and social justice movements in NYC.
Wondering what to expect from Let’s Be Real? Listen to this short clip for an introduction to some of the themes, topics, and sounds of our new podcast.
New Economy Project’s podcast, Let’s Be Real, introduces you to the people, places, and organizations at the forefront of the movement for justice in NYC. Interviews with organizers on the ground will let you know what’s happening across the five boroughs, and how you can get involved. The podcast is hosted by our very own […]