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New York, March 31st – April 1st, 2016 Conference
March 30th, 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop

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Conference Welcome Remarks

Closing Reflections

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Conference Program
Conference Framing and Priorities
Panel Questions & Descriptions
Travel and Housing Information

For this gathering, we brought together scholars, activists, artists, and community groups working in and across URBAN Research Network nodes to grapple with issues of social justice, surface and unpack current modes of survivance and resistance, and work towards new critical solidarities in the face of multi-scalar powers— tying the local to the national to the global, unpacking the macro logics that unleash structural and physical violence upon individuals and communities on the ground, and reflecting on the practices and campaigns that the grassroots might mount (and are mounting) in response.




This URBAN conference was being sponsored by the Center for Human Environments, Public Science Project, and Gittell Collective, with generous grants from the Spencer Foundation, WT Grant Foundation, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and UMass-Boston, and tremendous work by Mark Warren (UMass-Boston).