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Syreeta McFadden, Dr. Khalil Muhammad and Imani Perry talk with WNYC's Arun Venugopal live in The Greene Space (Janice Yi)

Join WNYC’s Micropolis in The Greene Space this spring for a face-to-face encounter with New York. Hosted by Arun Venugopal, Micropolis examines race, gender, ethnicity and urban life in America, in serious and not-so-serious ways.  Whether their focus is street fashion, food, or humor about difficult topics, expect Arun and his guests to celebrate cultural diversity while being honest about how difficult it can be to build New York City's culture.

Part of The NEXT New York Conversation series which brings together changemakers, newsmakers and tastemakers to illuminate relevant topics that are redefining and reshaping our 21st century. 

Leadership support provided by:

MetLife Foundation

Recently in Micropolis Live: Race and Culture in New York

Video: Micropolis Live - Off Whiteness

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How can white people be allies to people of color, and why is it so important for all of us – across ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality – to participate in conversations about race?


Video: Micropolis Live - Black Is the New Black

Thursday, June 04, 2015

How are African American men driving fashion trends on a global scale? Hollis King, the legendary Dapper Dan of Harlem and Michaela Angela Davis on the evolution of black men's style.  


Video: Micropolis Live - Funny or Racist?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

When does comedy effectively push our buttons and when is it just plain ugly? WNYC's Arun Venugopal gets real with Desus Nice, Crissle West,  Jeff Yang and Guy Branum.  

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Video: Micropolis - What Has the Obama Era Meant for Young Black Men?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

As we enter the twilight of his presidency, what has the Barack Obama era meant for young black men? A conversation hosted by WNYC's Arun Venugopal.


Video: Micropolis Live - Eat With Your Hands

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Forget the forks, knives and spoons. Arun Venugopal kicked off his live series on food, culture and race by showing us – with the help of guests – how Indian food is meant to be eaten.

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