When Women Take Action, NYC

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Make a Difference through Civic Engagement

The Civic Matters Hub is here to support you along your civic journey. We are a resource for creating stronger communities, advocating for change, and most importantly, helping you make your voice heard through voting, community organizing, volunteering, rallying, and more.

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May 20, 2024
Partner Events
In-person (for postpartum people ONLY) Learn how to effectively massage your baby. Participants will learn the benefits of massaging their baby which include: Improving bondingPromoting social, emotional and cognitive developmentPromoting mobilityFor more information, email stull@health.nyc.gov or call 718-312-6136. Registration required to participateMondays: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Instructor Bio: Safiya Hassan, founder of N-diya Center for Healing and Divine Deliveries Center for Reproductive Health and Childbirth, is a RN and holistic practitioner with over 20 years experience in the healthcare field. Her desire to facilitate healing and promote preventative health initiatives in the community lead her to develop the Well Woman Program at the Family Wellness Suite at the Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center. Event Sponsor: NYC DOHMH Family Wellness Suite: A safe, welcoming and supportive space for women and their families to connect to community resources and city agency services for support. Visitors can get help avoiding eviction, enrolling in health insurance and finding a job.To RSVP for this event, click here. 
June 1, 2024
Partner Events
If you’re interested in making self-care into a daily habit and having the support needed to make it a conscious decision, give this workshop a try! It’s a chance for women to come together, learn, grow and share experiences to unlock the best version of themselves.In this workshop, you will experience different self-care based activities, a mini workout, group discussions, and more. Activities will vary based on the workshop theme.Whether you’re looking for community, personal development, or just something fun to try this weekend, this self-care workshop is a great option. Come meet like-minded women and embark on a journey of self-discovery with others!What you’ll getA folder with workshop materials/activities. As well as a complimentary gift from us to you.What to bringWear comfortable clothing for exercising in. You can also bring a small bag for what you’ll receive from us. We suggest bringing an ipad or tablet if you like to take notes digitally.Suitable forThis workshop is exclusively designed for women who are eager to make self-care a priority and are ready to embrace positive change in their lives. All ages and backgrounds are welcome.To RSVP, click the link here. 
June 15, 2024
Partner Events
Celebrate this important holiday marking the end of slavery by delving deep into Black history at Green-Wood!Participate in free kids’ art activities in our Historic Chapel and take a self-guided tour of the gravesites of fascinating Black historical figures. Maps and biographies of featured burial sites will be available when you enter the Cemetery, and their trolley will run on a loop to all sites so folks can hop on and off as they please. If you’ve attended in previous years—come again! This year they’ll be highlighting several new historical figures.For this event, please enter the Cemetery throughout Main Entrance at 500 25th Street and make your way to our Historic Chapel. Craft activities and tour materials can be found there.Free. Registration is recommended, but not required. Before Registering, Please Note:Location: This program’s “home base” will be Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, located near our Main Entrance at 500 25th st. Enter the cemetery there, walk up through our Gothic Arch and security and other cemetery staff will help direct you to the chapel.Please keep your distance from others while checking in, and follow instructions from Cemetery staff.Your safety is important! This tour includes climbing stairs and walking on grassy and uneven terrain. We strongly encourage attendees to wear suitable footwear.Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever.Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.There are no paper or e-tickets, and registrants do not have to check in. Registration is helpful to give us an idea of participant numbers so that we may have enough materials on hand.Inclement weather policy: They will monitor the weather in advance and will make every effort to proceed with the program. If bad weather is expected, they will not make a final decision regarding the run of the event until 8 am the day of the program. Registered attendees will be notified by email in case of cancellation or adjusted hours. There is no rain date for this program.To register, click here. 
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Voting was important to me as the next step in my civic journey. At last, my voice was being heard. I feel like I am paving the way for my fellow immigrants.
Lydia Darly
Brooklyn Activist
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Take Action!

Volunteer to Protect the Vote!

Join the Election Protection program to make sure that eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and help make sure they are counted.

Volunteer and Spread Love NYC

Spread Love NYC is a nine-month long campaign, by NYC Service, to connect New Yorkers with opportunities to make a difference in their communities through short and long-term service projects with local nonprofits.

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