Equality for All: History of Social Justice in The Villages

Online Walking Tour

The East and West Villages in New York City have been the birthplace of significant social movements that influenced the city politically and socially, and spread to other areas of the country. Our virtual tour, led by historian Nellie Perera will examine at these historical human rights movements and link them to locations in NYC. She will explore topics of social justice surrounding immigration, women’s rights and suffrage, urban development, slavery and abolitionist or Free Black movements, and LGBTQ rights among others. Stops on this digital tour might include: Cooper Union, Astor Place. Washington Square Park, the Stonewall Inn, and sites associated with the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. She will talk about Jane Jacobs who saved the Village and SoHo from being bulldozed with an expressway, HIV activist Larry Kramer, author and civil right activist James Baldwin and more.

This virtual tour will be presented live, and our guide will give an illustrated presentation of the tour route with an accompanying talk. Live attendees will have the opportunity to interact via video, audio, and chat during or after the program.

Live tour limited to 30 members.

Mourners from the Ladies Waist and Dressmakers Union Local 25 and the United Hebrew Trades of New York march in the streets after the Triangle fire.


Friday, September 25 | 4:30 p.m. – approx. 5:30 p.m. (eastern)

Online via Zoom Webinar

$30 Royal Oak Members


Rent the recorded tour to watch at your leisure for 72 hours between Saturday, September 26 and Monday, September 28

$30 Royal Oak Members

The Zoom video link will be sent to you on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m.. (eastern). 
The rental of the tour will be hosted on the Zoom website and only available for streaming until Monday, September 28 at 11:59 p.m. (eastern).  The video will not be available after that date and time. It cannot be downloaded.