Naming the Moment: Fighting Gentrification, Defending Community, and Building Dual Power

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:00 - 8:30pm

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School of Echoes Los Angeles (SOELA) delivers a free, public lecture as part of the Intra-Disciplinary Seminar series.

SOELA is a multi-racial and multi-generational autonomous collective of organizers, teachers, and artists founded in 2012. SOELA operates as an open listening space for community-based research and popular education in support of anti-gentrification organizing in Los Angeles, specifically through participation in the L.A. Tenants Union, where we give our energies daily. Current SOELA members include: James Bigelow, Elizabeth Blaney, Anthony Carfello, Zack Hausle, Luz Elena Henao, John Hulsey, Shauna Johnson, Christina Sanchez Juarez, Paul Lanctot, Daniela Lieja, Betty Marin, René Christian Moya, Anne Orchier, Dont Rhine, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Walt Senterfitt, Julian Newman-Smith, and Leonardo Vilchis.

The Spring 2019 IDS Lecture Series at The Cooper Union is organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada. The IDS Public Lecture Series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding and support from the Robert Lehman Foundation for the series. The IDS Public Lecture Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.