About the collection

“Whose Movement Is It?” aims to bring together faculty, graduate students, immigrant workers, and organizers to discuss the state of social justice movements in the United States, the role of foundations in promoting certain types of strategies and guiding movement goals, and the use of culture and storytelling in social justice campaigns. As a public institution located in New York City, CUNY has much untapped potential to interface with community-based organizations and provide spaces for engagement and exchange of ideas. One of their aims is to find ways to build stronger collaborations that respect and include the voices of those most affected and those doing the work at the grass roots. This subtheme is organized by Sujatha Fernandes.