A Brief History of New York City Garbage and Disease

with Robin Nagle
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The NYC Department of Sanitation was founded to control disease. Learn its fascinating history. Consider its critical role today.

Robin Nagle is anthropologist-in-residence for the New York City Department of Sanitation and a clinical professor of environmental studies and anthropology at New York University. Her most recent book, Picking Up, asks what it takes to be a sanitation worker in New York and why anyone should care.

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