Manissa McCleave Maharawal and Isabelle Nastasia both grew up in New York City. They are students in the CUNY system — Manissa in the anthropology department of the CUNY Graduate Center and Isabelle at Brooklyn College, where she is studying critical pedagogy and intersectionality. Manissa has recently organized with the People of Color Caucus, Occupy Wall Street and the Free University; Isabelle is an organizer with New York Students Rising and the Brooklyn College Student Union.
During the fall of 1962, residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn saw the trash accumulating on their sidewalks and realized that the city didn’t care about them the way it did about others.More
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