From Wednesday, July 15 , trhu Friday, July 17, members of the community where Eric Garner lived and the larger Staten Island public are invited to visit WNYC's "TalkBox" to share their thoughts on Eric Garner’s death and its impact. These testimonials will be shared via Twitter from @WNYCTalkBox, and will play a significant role in WNYC’s news programming during the days leading up to the anniversary.
TalkBox is a former New York City payphone that WNYC has repurposed as a tool to hear directly from the communities the station serves about a variety of issues affecting their lives.
Talk Box is at Staten Island Arts in the ferry terminal Wednesday and Thursday 11-7. On Friday July 17th, Talk Box will be at ETG Book Cafe from noon til 9pm.
“The city and the nation have been engaged in a critical examination of race and policing as events in New York, Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, Charleston and elsewhere have prompted reflection, activism and government action,” said Jim Schachter, Vice President, News at WNYC. “WNYC’s job is to take stock of where we are and invite people across this region into the conversation about where we’re going. TalkBox will help us do that more effectively than ever before.”