Interview with Daren Jaime on Privatization of NYCHA | Bronxnet

Host Daren Jaime sits down with Founder of Ojala Threads & NYCHA Tenant, Ramona Ferreyra, Founder of The Bronx Institute for Urban Systems, Cesar Yoc, and Justice For All Coalition member, Kristen Hackett discussing the work tenants are doing to stop the privatization of NYCHA, The Blueprint proposal, Green New…

Interview with Sonyi Lopez of BXRx on #HaltTheBlueprint Campaign

Host of Open BXRx, Sonyi Lopez, is joined by Kristen Hackett, Executive Committee Member of J4AC, joins us to discuss NYCHA’s new Blueprint for Change and why they’re calling to halt the blueprint and advocating to keep nycha public. Watch: (13) Open BXRx Tuesday | Justice 4 All Coalition: #HaltTheBlueprint…

Interview with Nikki Lucas On The Fight To Save NYCHA with VOICES East New York News

Based on past segments about the Privatization of NYCHA, on VOICES of East New York with Nikki Lucas, it has become crucial that a true Coalition to #SaveNYCHA had to be formed to stop the city from handing over its housing portfolio to private developers. Kristen Hackett of the Justice…

Interview with Nikki Lucas on NYCHA being Handed to Private Bad Acting Developers on Voices of East New York News

Kristen Hackett, member of The Justice for All Coalition, and writer of the OpEd ‘Three NYCHA Plans That Will Privatize NYCHA‘ was recently the guest on VOICES of East New York with Nikki Lucas. This discussion breaks down the 3 plans that NYC has introduced as an answer to the…

OpEd titled “The City’s Three NYCHA Plans That Will Privatize Public Housing” for East New York News

Today, public housing in our city, and in the country really, is at a crossroads. Buildings are dilapidated, unsafe and unhealthy to the tune of $40 billion, meanwhile disinvestment has also led to an operating budget deficit. The City has put forth three plans they say will solve these coinciding…

Web-based Tenant Education Resource, NYCHARising.info

NYCHARising.info is an online resource that centralizes information about NYCHA’s past and present, and aims to inform the public discussion about what the future of public housing can and must be, and how we can get there. It also highlights the efforts on the ground by tenants and advocates, which…

OpEd titled “Envisioning A state of Care in a Time of COVID-19” on Medium

Image Credit: Posted to Instagram by Southern Poverty Law Center. Image of Dolores Huerta, Labor leader and civil rights activist stating: “Every single day we sit down to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and at our table we have food that was planted, picked or harvested by a farm worker.…

Blog post titled “What to Consider When Planning a Digital Project” for Tagging the Tower

Image Credits: Alexas_Fotos via pixabay.com  When proceeding with a digital project, it seems that a lot of emphasis is generally placed on learning the ins and outs of using the tool or method. Certainly, this is important. However, this is but one planning consideration among many. Additionally, there is much…

Mapping Project titled “Recalibrating Queens”

This ended up being more experiment than concrete project as the longer-term vision of the project remains aspirational. But the project is evidence of some of what comrade scholarship can look like, and the project at this stage does reveal interesting and useful findings. Overview Recalibrating Queens is a digital…

Blog post titled “Community Wireless Networks Address Missed Connections: “Access” as Digital Insurgency (Pt. 2)” for Tagging the Tower

Introduction This is Part 2 of a two-part blog post series exploring the efforts of 3 urban-based community wireless networks (CWNs) – NYC Mesh, Equitable Internet Initiative (Detroit), and PeoplesOpen.net (Oakland). The aims of these grassroots efforts are provide neighbors with internet access. Part 1 explored the expanded notions of…