Social Justice Walking Tours uses tours as a medium to dig beneath the surface of what New Yorkers regularly see. We aim to engage New Yorkers in a critical dialogue about the past, present and future of our city, from the perspective of marginalized populations. The ultimate aim is to assist in movement building; that is to disperse information, expose injustice, and highlight inequality in a digestible, understandable way to encourage thought and inspire action.
Dan was born, raised, and still lives in Brooklyn, New York. From Palestine to Chiapas Mexico, and Labor organizing to the environmental movement, he's been involved in organizing efforts of one kind or another throughout most of his adult life. Dan started giving tours as a day job to help get through school and pay rent. He began to dream up a project to run tours about the issues he cared deeply about, and thus began to study. The more Dan studied the more he began to look at the city in new ways; seeing things he hadn't seen before, and understanding processes and trends in a new light. The more he learned, the less he realized he knew, and the more shocked he became at the stories he learned. Dan hopes to share this information and passion with all of you.
Michael Higgins Jr.
Michael is a member turned organizer at FUREE. He first joined the Accountable Development campaign, before engaging more deeply in work around public housing. He is now lead organizer within FUREE, teaching and building leadership with members around environmental justice, civic participation and further inclusion of public housing in the greater housing justice movement in New York City. Michael’s interests include language learning, history and political economy as well as organizing on housing issues and city governance over areas such as education and transportation.