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In the Urban Crisis Lecture Series: Paula Z. Segal

6:00 p.m.

Paula Z. Segal, is an urban lawyer, advocate, and founder of 596 Acres, a public education project aimed at making communities aware of the land resources around them. With the goal of a food sovereign New York City in mind, 596 Acres has been helping neighbors form connections to the vacant lots in their lives -- from the smallest (throwing a seedbomb) to the largest (hosting a public meeting with the head of a City Agency that owns a vacant lot that was promised to the community as a park, see Paula has been developing a platform for negotiating interim and long term community uses for warehoused public space. Segal is a graduate of the City Universtiy of New York School of Law at Queens College, where she was a Haywood Burns Fellow in Human and Civil Rights. She is a pedagogue and annotator-at-large who has lived in Brooklyn for ten years and focused her work on buidling capacity and providing technical assistance for local community-based organizing and decentralized pedagogic practice. She writes about the law and geography as structures that shape life in the city. Paula is a member of the National Lawyers Guild NYC Chapter, a founding member of the NYC NLG Street Law Team, and a part of the Brooklyn Food Coalition Policy Working Group.



Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served