Sarita Daftary-Steel developed the East New York Oral History Project, to interview people who lived in East New York in the 1960s. An East New York resident as of 2017, she worked at United Community Centers’ food justice and community organizing project, East New York Farms!, for ten years.
Catherine Green is the Founder and Executive Director of ARTs East New York Inc., a non-profit community arts organization. Its mission is to use the transformative power of the arts as a tool for social and economic change for the East New York, Brooklyn community.
Richard Rothstein is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. He is a Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley), a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute, and a Senior Fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
April de Simone
April de Simone is a design practitioner/ strategist and co-founder of designing the WE which created and launched the nationally recognized Undesign the Redline (UTR) platform. UTR is an interactive exhibit, workshop series and curriculum that explores the history of structural racism and classism from 1938 Redlining maps until today.
Kai Wright is host and managing editor of WNYC’s The Stakes, a podcast about social change. He also hosted the podcasts The United States of Anxiety, Caught, and There Goes the Neighborhood which looked at gentrification and race. He is a columnist for The Nation and former editorial director of Colorlines.