Making Policy Public
Wednesday
July 23
2014
A program of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

Issues

1. The Cargo Chain

This poster shows the players and pressure points in today’s globalized shipping network. It was produced through a collaboration with the Longshore Workers Coalition, Labor Notes, cartographer Bill Rankin, and the graphic design office Thumb.

2. Social Security Risk Machine

This poster explains the mechanics of this “social machine”: how it works, why it was created, where the money comes from, and where it goes. It was written by Sam Stark and designed by David Reinfurt and Damon Rich.

3. Predatory Equity: The Survival Guide

This poster explains how thousands of affordable housing units were put at risk by private equity investors and how to save them. It was produced through a collaboration with Tenants & Neighbors, the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, and Glen Cummings.

4. Vendor Power!

This poster decodes the rules and regulations for New York’s 10,000 street vendors so they can understand their rights, avoid fines, and earn an honest living. It was produced through a collaboration with the Street Vendor Project and Candy Chang.

5. Barriers to Reentry

This poster takes a look at formerly incarcerated people and the difficulties they face when trying to reenter the workforce. It was produced through a collaboration with the Fortune Society and Sara McKay.

6. I Got Arrested! Now What?

This poster breaks down the juvenile justice system comic-style. It was produced through a collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation, the Youth Justice Board, and Danica Novgorodoff.

7. Immigrants Beware!

This poster explores the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and gives non-citizens knowledge and resources to fight the deportation process. It was produced through a collaboration with Families for Freedom and designers Lana Cavar and Tamara Maletic. Photographs by Corine Vermeulen.

8. Know Your Lines

This poster goes behind the scenes of the largely invisible redistricting process in which politicians often get to choose their voters, instead of the other way around. It was produced through a collaboration with the Brennan Center for Justice and design team We Have Photoshop.

9. We Are Public Housing

This poster breaks down the two paths to resident participation: NYCHA’s system of resident representation and the grassroots activism approach. It was produced through a collaboration with Community Voiced Heard and and designer Jeff Lai of Office of Jeff.

10. What's In The Water?

This poster breaks down the process of fracking, and shows how it risks contaminating the drinking water of 15.6 million people. It was produced through a collaboration with Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and the design team Papercut.

11. Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

This poster demystifies some common questions about banking and immigration status, and offers detailed pros and cons of formal and informal financial services. It was produced through a collaboration with Remás and designers Mary Voorhees Meehan and Neil Donnelly. The publication is available in Spanish and English versions.

12. We Care!

This issue of Making Policy Public explains who qualifies as a domestic worker (it includes more people than you might first think!) And it explains the rights that domestic workers have, both under the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and other legislation. It was produced through a collaboration with Domestic Workers United, and artist Damon Locks.

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