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6 Jun 2019
“As real as it gets!”
4 Jun 2019
“Exceptional Tour: Queer History of the Village”
Social Justice Tours is a nonprofit grassroots organization using walking tours as a method of radical education to expose injustice, highlight inequality and inspire action.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
New York City, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cindy can make a building come alive. She digs up the history of the age-old (as she demonstrates) fight for reproductive rights by revealing some former occupants of downtown New York's stone edifices. You meet abortion providers, madams, right-wing anti-"pornography" crusaders and heroines whose lives...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maisie M
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour with Cindy Cooper on reproductive justice. It was our first time visiting New York, so it was a great way to see more of the city and learn about the history related to reproductive health. Cindy has a very clear...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

Cindy Cooper is a lawyer by training and a long-time New Yorker who's clearly passionate and well-informed about the history of reproductive rights and freedoms in New York City. Highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

I took the Reproductive Freedom Tour today with Cindy Cooper, and I highly recommend it! She knows her stuff! I learned so much! And I saw parts of NYC I've never seen before even though I live here. The tour covered a lot of ground...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

The tour discussed riots from the early 1800s until late 1900s. It was a bit unclear for me if there was a theme in the riots, since the riots were instigated by vastly different people and for vastly different reasons. It was a good tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 June 2019

The walking tour of the Queer history in The Village was amazing. Jay Toole, who is certainly a queer legend, relived her experience of getting handouts from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez as a homeless queer teen to the first nights of the Stonewall Riots....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Daniel K, Owner at Social Justice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

Hello! Thank you so much for the review! It means a lot. Yes, Jay has led quite an inspiring life. She lived the history and has the storytelling powers to bring it alive. Thank you for going on the tour, and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 June 2019

This was an exceptional, irreplaceable experience: to hear the history of LGBTQ life in the Village from the amazing Jay Toole, someone who lived through it. It was a truly special experience to learn our history from one of our own elders who was generous...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Daniel K, Owner at Social Justice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

Yay! So glad you gained so much from it. We too feel Jay is such an inspiration, and are so thrilled to give her a platform to share her story, and be an elder for the community. Thanks for the review, and hope to see...More

Reviewed 26 May 2019

What a great tour!! Thank you for this informative tour of Reproductive Freedom in Lower Manhattan. While this will always be an important tour, the timing of it is perfect, given what recently happened in Alabama. Cindy, the tour guide, is lovely and so knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MSantner1
Daniel K, Owner at Social Justice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

Thank you! We agree! Considering the current events, having someone go in depth on the history of reproductive freedom in our city is vital. Thanks for joining the tour, and hope to see you on another one soon!

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