She is New York City’s health commissioner, and she sees her work as part of a broader fight for social justice, not surprising given her family history: her parents are lifelong activists who met at a demonstration against a segregated restaurant, my idea of a love story. We spoke at the Van Alen Institute about public health and urban design, with music from Sam Reider.
- PERSON: Emmett W. Bassett
- PLACE: Inwood Public Library
- THING: Black Panther Party
- RANDY’S PERSON: Francis Barber