Activist New York Programs

Strike Pickets, 1910. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Two women strikers from the Ladies Tailors union stand on the picket line during the "Uprising of the 20,000" garment workers strike.

In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Inspired by the ongoing exhibition Activist New York, which presents the ideas and conflicts that underlie New York City’s history of agitation, this program series looks at how a legacy of social activism shapes the city we know today.

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Talks Sunday, March 25, 1:00pm

A City Made by Women: A Symposium

Explore the rich history of feminist activism in New York City featuring Teen Vogue’s new executive editor and leading scholars.

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Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

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