Living City, Living Wage

The New New York Activists

New York's economic dynamism has long been a hallmark of the city; for centuries, jobs and opportunity have attracted people to New York from across the nation and around the globe. Yet today, many New Yorkers find themselves unemployed or working in unsafe conditions for unsustainably low wages. 

At a moment of impassioned debate about the right to a "living wage," join New America NYC and the Museum of the City of New York to hear from a new generation of activists, journalists, and entrepreneurs who use organized labor, equitable business models, and the media to fight for a more livable and prosperous city – for all New Yorkers. A reception will follow.


Dorian Warren @dorianwarren
Host and Executive Producer, "Nerding Out," MSNBC

Diana Furchtgott-Roth @FurchtgottRoth
Senior Fellow and Director, e21 Program, Manhattan Institute
Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor

Sarah Maslin Nir @SarahMaslinNir
Reporter, The New York Times

Kendall Fells @fightfor15
Organizing Director, Fight for $15 Campaign, Services Employees International Union (SEIU)

Jessamyn Rodriguez @HotBreadKitchen
Founder and CEO, Hot Bread Kitchen

Georgia Levenson Keohane @GeorgiaKeohane
Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Profits & Purpose, New America

This event is presented in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and its Activist New York series.

Photo credit: Cindy Trinh