We've been hearing this rumor that activism around campus
and around the world is dead. If "activism"
means ideological inflexibility, irrationality, and narrow cliquishness
on the basis of particular dress codes and social practices,
then perhaps the rumor is true. We'd like to propose a more
meaningful and inclusive definition, however. For us, activism
is caring enough about any issue (that extends beyond personal
self-interest) to visualize, theorize, and realize positive
alternatives to the unsatisfactory conditions you perceive.
We hope this publication will be a space for all of those activities
and that people will use these pages to identify problems that
need correcting, and furthermore explore the possible solutions
and means actualizing those solutions. To that end, we bring
you the first edition of NYU Inc.
In December of 1971, a coalition of NYU students, faculty, and
staff published a 121-page analysis of NYU revealing
among other things the Universitys corporate structure
and operation, the status of NYU students rights within
the corporation, and the activism of students against certain
objectionable NYU practices. It was called NYU INC, and although
it focused on NYU, the scope of its activism extended far beyond
one institution. And although, since our contributors are NYU
students, this paper may focus on NYU, the scope of its activism
extends as far as human vision can go.
Visualize. Theorize. Organize. Realize. Submit your activist
writings of whatever kind to firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Armario, Devin Carberry, Tom Dritto, Corey Eastwood,
Kiwi Grady, Dana Grayson, Katie Griffiths, J. Gundacker, Sabrina
Lee, Tim Mumford, Sara Sanchez, Jennifer Stark-Hernandez, Heather
Stratton, Grover Wehman
J. Gundacker, Ryan Nuckel, Sara Sanchez, Heather Stratton, Jennifer
Stark-Hernandez, sean tarjoto, Lori Triburgo