New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
Ever since 17th-century settlers in the Dutch colony of New Netherland went over the head of Director-General Petrus Stuyvesant to demand religious freedom for Quakers, New Yorkers have engaged in grassroots movements that have changed the course of history in the city.
Join historians Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Harvard University, and Johanna Fernandez, Baruch College of the City University of New York, and others to explore the events and cultural conditions that have made our city fertile ground for activism-- left, right, and center.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY
HOW: Reservations Required. Order online or by phone.
Order on line at: http://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/loader.asp?target=show.asp?shcode=390
For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395.
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Activist New York: Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom.