Ms Lawanna Kimbro talks with famed sociologist Terry Williams about the great New York City hustle. December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Terry Williams, professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research and prolific author, has just published two new books: The Con Men: Hustling in New York City and Harlem Supers: The Social Life of a Community in Transition. Terry has built a distinguished career studying and writing about teenage life and culture, drug abuse, crews and gangs, and violence and urban social policy. Maybe you heard him on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC Radio recently?
On Sunday and he’ll be talking with our special guest moderator, Lawanna Kimbro about the game behind the game of hustling in New York City and about the role building superintendents play in the Harlem community, two topics that surely resonates with every New Yorker.
Of course, at the Harlem Arts Salon, you’ll have a delicious home cooked meal with good wine and great food for thought. $30 (includes a copy of The Con Men). Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 2-6pm. Seating is limited, guarantee your seat now! Call (212) 749 7771 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lawanna Kimbro: As a civil rights attorney and mental health counselor, Ms. Kimbro’s life’s work has focused on combating social, racial, economic and criminal injustice. She has contributed to initiatives aimed at improving the lives of the most marginalized in our community. Before her recent appointment as Executive Director in the Homelessness Prevention Administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, she was Chief of Staff of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence bringing her legal expertise earned as a former legal counsel and senior policy advisor at the Equal Justice Initiative, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and the Innocence Project.