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.
My name is Dan, and I was born, raised, and still live in Brooklyn, NYC. From Palestine to Chiapas Mexico, and Labor organizing to the environmental movement, I have been involved in organizing efforts of one kind or another throughout most of my adult life. I started giving tours as a day job to help me through school and help me pay rent. I began to dream up a project where I ran tours about the issues I cared deeply about, and thus began to study. The more I studied the more I began to look at the city in new ways; seeing things I hadn't seen before, and understanding processes and trends in a new light. The more I learned, the less I realized I knew, and the more shocked I became at the stories learned. I hope to share this information and passion with all of you.