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Oral History Interview with Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley

In this interview, community organizer Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley discussed the Student Liberation Action Movement's (SLAM!) role as a movement incubator and supportive organization, particularly in relation to the work of FIERCE and other queer youth organizations. He talked about the anti-police and anti-gentrification politics of New York in the 1990s and early 2000s, as well as the resistance they faced from a variety of power brokers in the city, including the real estate industry, the New York Police Department, and wealthy White gay stakeholders in the city.

Source | Okechukwu, Amaka
Creator | Okechukwu, Amaka
Date Created | November 14, 2019
Interviewer | Okechukwu, Amaka
Interviewee | Ehrensaft-Hawley, Jesse
Rights | Copyright Okechukwu, Amaka
Item Type | Oral History (Digital)
Cite This document | Okechukwu, Amaka, “Oral History Interview with Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 20, 2024,

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