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Book Talk: The Sustainability Myth

Saturday, March 5, 2022, 2:00 pm3:00 pm


Saturday, March 5, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Registration required
Free with museum admission

Free with museum admission
Registration required

To join this program virtually, please email Rylee Eterginoso to receive the zoom link.

Join Dr. Melissa Checker for a discussion around her award-winning book The Sustainability Myth. Focusing on industrial waterfronts and historically underserved places like Harlem and Staten Island’s North Shore, Dr. Checker takes an in-depth look at the dynamics of environmental gentrification while highlighting the valiant efforts of local environmental justice activists (such as Staten Island’s Beryl Thurman) who work across racial, economic, and political divides to challenge sustainability’s false promises and create truly viable communities.

You can listen to Episode 2 of the Site Unseen Podcast: Beryl Thurman and the North Shore Waterfront to learn more about the extent to which the industrial age still effects the residents who live along the Kill Van Kull today.

Updated Visitor Information: All visitors ages 5 and older must show proof they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the museum, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors over 18 will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all over the age of 2, even if vaccinated. For more information and additional details, see the visit section of our website.

Book cover The Sustainability Myth