Updates

Updates

Aloe Blacc Named Inaugural Belafonte Fellow

We are thrilled to announce that Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Aloe Blacc is The Action Lab’s inaugural Belafonte Fellow.  The Action Lab’s Belafonte Initiative envisions a dual purpose: to support artists committed to social justice whose vision will point the way to a new, more equitable world and leverage the tools of artistic practice to […]

Summer Academy on Law, Organizing, and Power Building

The Action Lab, the Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project and the Initiative for Community Power will hold the first ever Summer Academy on Law, Organizing, and Power Building this August at The Action Lab’s upstate retreat center. Amid the escalating and interlocking crises that define our current moment, the work of progressive lawyers must […]

Summer Justice Corps

Now in its second year, The Action Lab’s Summer Justice Corps engages students in racial and economic justice work in partnership with community or labor organizations. This year, twenty undergraduate students from CUNY, the vast majority of whom were students of color, participated in this year’s Summer Justice Corps with Instructor Carolina Bank Muñoz, Professor […]

Take A Breath Residencies Kick Off 

Building a people-centered and -led movement demands care for the well-being of those whose love, imagination, and labor are so deeply invested in our collective future. Rooted in the traditions of healing justice, which have nourished and sustained resistance and social change work in this country since its founding, The Action Lab’s Take a Breath […]

Resisting Austerity: International lmpact and Solutions

Facebook Live event organized by the Center for Popular Democracy Learn more and to RSVP On June 2nd, The Action Lab co-sponsored Resisting Austerity: International lmpact and Solutions, a live streaming event organized by the Center for Popular Democracy. Communities around the world are resisting the negative impacts of austerity and profiteering at the hands […]

The Action Lab seeks Director of Innovation & Justice Initiatives

Join our team! The Action Lab is seeking a Director for one or – ideally – two closely-connected core initiatives. The Director will lead and manage several emerging bodies of programmatic work:  The Innovation Initiative catalyzes change by generating cross-discipline, cross-movement, cross-generation spaces of study, exploration, experimentation, and shared strategy in action among social justice […]

Bad Mexicans: : Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands discussion at the Brooklyn Public Library

In her new book, Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands, MacArthur “Genius” awardee and The Action Lab advisory board member Kelly Lytle Hernández upends entrenched ideas about the Mexican Revolution in her new book, putting front and center the role of the magonistas, the motley band of migrant workers, journalists, miners, and others who organized thousands […]

Encuentro de Pueblos en Lucha Learning Delegation

In March and April of 2022, The Action Lab led a learning delegation of some of the most dynamic community and labor organizers in the US and Puerto Rico to build with left and base organizations in Chile around the shared international project of ending neoliberalism and constructing a world based in human dignity and […]

We Still Here / Nos Tenemos film screening and discussion

The Urban Democracy Lab and the Initiative for Community Power at NYU Law collaborated with The Action Lab to present an in-person and virtual screening of We Still Here / Nos Tenemos.  This documentary follows Mariangelie Ortiz, 24, and Jerriel “Yeyo” Cátala, 19, on a journey that transforms their lives as they rebuild their community […]