Mass transportation has the ability to act as a great equalizer for the diverse population of New York City. Knowing this, when faced with unsafe working conditions, unfair pay, or unequal opportunity and treatment, citizens have banded together and taken action to create safe and equitable work and travel for both transit employees and passengers. In addition, public transit has been used as a vehicle for social action throughout history.
Join Museum Educator Sonya Ochshorn for a digital discussion to explore the history of social movements and political activism connected to New York City Transit. Learn about labor strikes and civil rights movements led by New Yorkers to improve the lives of their communities.
Limited spots available! RSVP NOW!
Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.
Thank you for supporting the Transit Museum!
Photo: Myrtle Avenue Demolition Protest, September 30, 1969, NYCTA Photographic Unit Collection, New York Transit Museum.
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