About

The People’s Reconstruction Series is a sequence of educational encounters, organized by Occupy University, that address several issues related to Hurricane Sandy. Each encounter will gather at Bluestockings feature a presentation followed by horizontal discussion. We hope to provide a space for people to collectively reflect on the politics of climate disaster in New York City.

See the Reading list page for the full list of readings suggested by all participants.

Encounter 1, “Rising Water”
7pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013
*What are the politics of climate change at local, national, and international levels?

Encounter 2, “Individual Consequences”
7pm Thursday, January 17, 2013
*How are individuals affected financially, emotionally, and otherwise by climate change? Specific emphasis will be given to communities in New York City impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Encounter 3, “Community Response”
7pm Thursday, January 24, 2013
*What can communities do to address immediate threats and consequences of climate change as well as address systemic injustices disasters like Sandy uncover.

For a relevant text on these issues, check out the living report put together by Strike Debt entitled “Shouldering the Costs: Who Pays in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy?”

(The background photo is courtesy of Barry Yanowitz via Flickr)