Economic Rights
Learn about campaigns for economic equality in New York City—historically the center of the labor movement in the United States—from the formation of unions to the use of art as a vehicle for protesting income inequality.
Environmental Advocacy
Explore a range of initiatives environmental activists have undertaken to make New York City cleaner and greener, from fighting noxious chemicals and protesting nuclear weapons to preserving the built and natural environment.
As one of the primary destinations for immigrants from across the globe, New York has long been a center of activism for assisting or deterring these newcomers. Learn about the discrimination immigrants have faced, their struggles to improve their quality of life, and how immigrants continue to transform the city.