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    Jonnell Robinson quoted in Utica O-D article on civic engagement

    "All of those barriers with voting are going to be compounded in an area where you have a high density of people who experience the gamut of barriers that there are with voting: language, transportation, awareness, understanding," says Jonnell Robinson. "They’ll possess apathy because of disenfranchisement." Read more in the Utica Observer-Dispatch article "Local black community struggles with barriers, apathy."
     

    Jonnell Robinson discusses Utica's centralized poverty in Utica O-D

    Jonnell Robinson, associate professor of geography, was interviewed for the Utica Observer-Dispatch article "Are centralized services, housing projects hurting Cornhill?" "Sometimes, the social service delivery system is one of the causes of how we end up with having vulnerable populations concentrated in certain areas," says Robinson.
     

    Mitchell's book Revolting New York featured in CityLab article

    Revolting New York: How 400 Years of Riot, Rebellion, Uprising, and Revolution Shaped a City, edited by Don Mitchell, was featured in the CityLab article "How Centuries of Protest Shaped New York City." Mitchell discusses how the nature of riots and rebellions has changed over the centuries and New York’s place within the history of protest.