Civic Matters Events

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April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Come join Greater New York City- Black Nurses Association for an inspiring conference where they will be discussing ways to empower women and transform maternal health. This theme emphasizes the power of advocacy in effecting positive change for maternal health. It highlights the diverse voices involved in advocacy and how they collectively contribute to transforming maternal health outcomes.The event features a provider discussion panel, a community member discussion panel, and a real-life Maternal Health simulation, along with a brief presentation on the state of Black Maternal Health.The event will be held at Mercy University - Bronx Campus, so make sure to mark your calendars! Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a conversation that can make a real difference in women's health. Let's come together to learn, share, and empower each other!To RSVP, click the link here. Zoom link provided for those unable to attend in person: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/95810521997Meeting ID: 958 1052 1997
April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Join the Fordham Bedford Lot-Busters Community Garden Volunteer Days! Come get your hands dirty and help make their neighborhood bloom. This in-person event will take place at the Fordham Bedford Lot Busters Community Garden. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, they welcome everyone who wants to lend a hand. Together, you’ll plant, weed, and beautify the garden while enjoying the fresh air and good company. No need to bring any tools - they’ve got everything covered. Just bring your enthusiasm and a smile! Let's make their community garden thrive!To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 25, 2024
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You can make real, tangible changes to how streets and sidewalks function in the Brooklyn. The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Activist Committee (TABK) organizes local campaigns to reclaim streets for people.Attend TABK’s monthly meeting, hosted every 4th Thursday of the month, except when the usual date conflicts with holidays. To RSVP, click the link here. ** This is a virtual event. In order to access the link to the meeting, you MUST RSVP. 
April 29, 2024
Partner Events
Join Miscarriage Services & MIST during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week for a special session featuring Dr. Krystal Wilkinson, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University's Centre for Decent Work and Productivity. Dr. Wilkinson will explore perinatal mental illness, including its prevalence, various conditions, and symptoms. Gain insights from research on perinatal mental illness and its impact on employment, and discover strategies for developing more supportive workplace policies and provisions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and discuss how we can better support individuals affected by perinatal mental health challenges.This is a virtual event. To attend, you can register using the link here. 
May 7, 2024
Partner Events
In partnership with the Mama Glow Foundation with funding from the Kate Spade New York Foundation, Black Girls Smile is providing a complimentary in-person support group for our caregivers to connect for peer support, coaching, and wellness facilitation. Think of this as a safe space to learn how to advocate better for yourself and the Black girls, young women and youth in your life.Support groups take place twice a month on Tuesdays at 5pm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Lunch will be provided but space is limited so please RSVP to confirm your spot.To RSVP, click the link here. 
May 10, 2024
Partner Events
Civic culture defines what's possible in a democracy. The norms and values that shape the way we live together precede the structural changes made to policies and legislation. How can we normalize habits of debate, dissent, and the free exchange of ideas? How do we address current narratives and create a new story of us? To address these questions, in light of the upcoming elections, panelists Eunice Nichols, Jose Antonio Vargas, Shanta Thake, and moderator Eric Liu will discuss civic culture and its importance to a democratic society.The 2024 PEN World Voices Festival, the 20th anniversary of the festival, will be a celebration of world literature and free expression. Over four days, over 100 writers from nearly 30 countries will be featured in engaging talks, panels, readings, and performances in New York City and greater Los Angeles.Visit https://worldvoices.pen.org/ for more information about the entire festival, as well as PEN America.ACCESSIBILITY:The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is a fully ADA accessible space.ASL interpretation is available for this event by request only. Please reach out to our Box Office team at publicprograms@pen.org by April 21st to request.Please ask a Box Office Attendant or festival representative upon arrival for directions to accessible seating if preferred.For further information on accessibility in this space, or to make a request, please contact publicprograms@pen.orgTo RSVP, click the link here. 
June 15, 2024
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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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June 8, 2023
WCC Events
In this IG live discussion, WCC will partner with NALEO and Latino Justice to discuss details of the NYC primary election process, with a focus on safeguarding voter rights at polling locations. Our panelists will provide valuable insights on what to do if Latino voters encounter issues or violations of their voting rights. This conversation aims to equip viewers with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate the electoral process effectively. From understanding voter registration to addressing common challenges faced by Latinos, our panelists will offer practical tips and solutions for a seamless voting experience. Together, let's amplify our voices, protect our rights, and make a difference in shaping the future of our community through active participation in the NYC primary elections.
August 5, 2023
Partner Events
Join Transportation Alternatives for a ride - bring your bike, roller blades, scooter - along the newly extended route for NYC DOT's Summer Streets!The DOT has further extended Summer Streets this year. Transportation Alternatives will be riding through Manhattan, starting uptown in Harlem next to the State Office Building at W 125th Street and rolling all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge.Along the route, Transportation Alternatives will highlight various campaigns that their TABxUP and TAMAC activist committees are currently working on (Central Harlem Bikeway, River to River and Fix Canal Street).📍 Start Location: W 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (next to the State Office Building)⌚ Meetup Time: 9:00 am (wheels down around 9:30 am)🏁 End Location: Brooklyn Bridge (~11:00 am)Learn more and register here. 
August 10, 2023
Partner Events
Join Inform Your Community for a one-of-a-kind, fun, free, and virtual adult crafting event on 8/10/23, Thursday, 6:30pm-7:30pm. As you embroider your own tote bag, you will learn about what is meant by LGBTQ+ Pride, related terminology, and history. Complimentary craft kits will be mailed for free to those who are registered by end of day Friday 8/3/23. Those who register after that day can follow the instructions to make a version of this craft with your own supplies: a sewing needle, plain tote bag, and thick thread in rainbow colors.A recording of the event will be sent to all those who have registered. No experience necessary. RSVP here.
August 16, 2023
Partner Events
Are you an eligible Latino voter in the Bronx? LatinoJustice is bringing together Latinos in the Bronx like you for a discussion on voter engagement. Share your thoughts, insights, and experiences as we explore how to overcome barriers to accessing the ballot box and turning out to vote.Participants will be paid a small stipend for their participation. Food and beverages will be provided.Sign up for more details.
September 12, 2023
Partner Events
Join Supermajority for it's new Organizing School, a place where you can learn all the tactics to step into your power and use it for good. Programming will include lessons from leaders in various movements, guidance about accomplishing impactful electoral work, and all the things you need to know to be a badass organizer in your own right, right where you live.The truth is that you are the expert of your life experiences and the things most impacting you, your loved ones, and your neighbors. This training series will empower you on your organizing journey so that anything is possible. Learn more and sign up here. 
September 14, 2023
Partner Events
Join Inform Your Community for this free, fun, virtual game-based networking event. Enjoy the opportunity to mingle in a virtual environment from the comfort of your own home while having fun with Inform Your Community. Attendees will gain insight about the importance of job training, while also getting to know and share their own knowledge with peers. A recording of the event will be sent to all those who have registered.A different attendee name is required for each attendee. Some games require a camera being turned on. You will enjoy the event more if your camera is on during this event. Sign up here.
September 16, 2023
Partner Events
Join Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center for their Annual Open House Street Festival!It will include:Free demo classes in music, dance and karateRaffle prizesVendorsYouth Talent Contest- come out and make some noise! The audience chooses the winner!For more information, click here. 
October 7, 2023
Partner Events
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) Literacy Volunteers are a crucial part of providing adult literacy services to patrons. They look for tutors who are passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge with adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills and learn how to use library resources and technology. RequirementsA strong commitment to helping people learn to read and write.Excellent communication skills: ability to speak, read, and write English fluently.Ability to use computer technology a plus.Experience is not required—all volunteers receive training. RSVP and learn more here.
October 9, 2023
Partner Events
Join LatinoJustice's advocacy team to engage and inform Latino voters in New York City about the crucial Municipal Election of 2023. As part of their nonpartisan election protection program Cada Voto Cuenta, LatinoJustice is asking for volunteers to text bank to provide voter education information.How does it work? Sign up, and check your email for the zoom link. They will provide the complete script and information you need to participate. Sign up and learn more here. 
October 10, 2023
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The Bronx History and Activism Project (BxHAP) is a bi-weekly virtual history and civic program that introduces participants to a topic in local history and utilizes local primary and secondary sources to help bring the topic to life. Local community leaders join the program and challenge participants to rethink preconceptions and engage with organizations and elected officials to improve our City.Local history programs are vital because they can connect participants deeply to the communities where they live or work in. Additionally, local history programs ground library work with the community and increase engagement with the library. Finally this history program will utilize the social sciences to teach participants to respond to issues and ideas in their communities. We can reimagine a better, more ethical NYC together.The October 10th meeting will cover the Revolutionary War period and Early Republic. The October 24th one will cover Slavery, the Bronx's Role in Abolition of Slavery, and the Civil War's Impact on the Bronx and NY-Region. Learn more and register here. 
October 12, 2023
Partner Events
Decide how to spend part of the city budget! The People’s Money is a participatory budgeting (PB) process that allows New Yorkers decide what projects should get funded. The 2023 online Idea Generation for the The People’s Money welcomes all New Yorker’s, ages 11 and older (regardless of immigration status), to submit their ideas on how to spend part of the City’s budget.Follow These Steps To Submit Your Idea: Head over to The People’s Money Online Idea Generation and start your submission process here or by using the link above. If you need help coming up with an idea, scroll down to see the ideas submitted by other New Yorkers! Use their filter to search by approval status, category or idea type.Submit your idea! Before submitting, however, you will need to log in or create a form so that you will be able to be updated about the status of your idea. Have fun and get creative! 
October 13, 2023
Partner Events
Local historian Karen Quinones leads this virtual lecture series about New York history through entertaining, factual storytelling. Learn more here. 
October 16, 2023
Partner Events
Writing is a powerful way to self-author our lived experiences and embrace our storytelling skills. Recognizing the continual importance of mental health, join the New York Public Library for Writing for Wellbeing! This ongoing monthly writing workshop will guide attendees through writing exercises with the goal of seeing ourselves as storytellers. No previous experience is required and all are welcome.This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 304, Floor 3. Registration is required. Learn more here. 
October 16, 2023
Partner Events
Join LatinoJustice's advocacy team to engage and inform Latino voters in New York City about the crucial Municipal Election of 2023. As part of their nonpartisan election protection program Cada Voto Cuenta, LatinoJustice is asking for volunteers to text bank to provide voter education information.How does it work? Sign up, and check your email for the zoom link. They will provide the complete script and information you need to participate. Sign up and learn more here. 
October 17, 2023
Government Events
Come and join NYC Votes to register new voters and provide key voting information in advance of November's General Election. Sign up and learn more here. 
October 21, 2023
WCC Events
Join Inform Your Community and Women Creating Change (WCC) for a one-of-a-kind, fun, free, and virtual children's crafting event on 10/21/23, Saturday, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Craft while you learn about voting. Complimentary craft kits will be mailed for free to those registered who are registered no later than one week in advance of the event. A recording of the event will be sent to all those who have registered. Those who register after that day can follow the instructions to make a version of this craft with your own supplies. No experience necessary. Sign up here!Your donation helps keep our events, materials, and shipping free. If you can, please donate through our ticketing options to cover your materials kit, shipping, and virtual event entry. Plus, this holiday season, please consider covering the costs for someone who can't.Note: A different attendee name is required for each attendee. Craft kits are not shipped internationally.
October 23, 2023
Partner Events
Join LatinoJustice's advocacy team to engage and inform Latino voters in New York City about the crucial Municipal Election of 2023. As part of their nonpartisan election protection program Cada Voto Cuenta, LatinoJustice is asking for volunteers to text bank to provide voter education information.How does it work? Sign up, and check your email for the zoom link. They will provide the complete script and information you need to participate. Sign up and learn more here. 
October 24, 2023
Partner Events
The Bronx History and Activism Project (BxHAP) is a bi-weekly virtual history and civic program that introduces participants to a topic in local history and utilizes local primary and secondary sources to help bring the topic to life. Local community leaders join the program and challenge participants to rethink preconceptions and engage with organizations and elected officials to improve our City.Local history programs are vital because they can connect participants deeply to the communities where they live or work in. Additionally, local history programs ground library work with the community and increase engagement with the library. Finally this history program will utilize the social sciences to teach participants to respond to issues and ideas in their communities. We can reimagine a better, more ethical NYC together.This meeting will cover Slavery, the Bronx's Role in Abolition of Slavery, and the Civil War's Impact on the Bronx and NY-Region. Learn more and register here.
October 28, 2023
Government Events
This inaugural event will be held on the last day of voter registration and the first day of early voting. It will be a fun mix of holiday festivities and providing key information about the upcoming election. Sign up and learn more here. 
October 30, 2023
Partner Events
New Destiny's 2nd Annual Symposium will include a keynote address and three panel discussions. Kelli Owens, Executive Director of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Cecile Noel, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, are among the confirmed speakers. Learn more and reserve a spot here. 
October 30, 2023
Partner Events
Join LatinoJustice's advocacy team to engage and inform Latino voters in New York City about the crucial Municipal Election of 2023. As part of their nonpartisan election protection program Cada Voto Cuenta, LatinoJustice is asking for volunteers to text bank to provide voter education information.How does it work? Sign up, and check your email for the zoom link. They will provide the complete script and information you need to participate. Sign up and learn more here. 
November 1, 2023
WCC Events
Hear from experts in the field about the State of Gender Pay Equity in New York City at this timely event hosted by Women Creating Change and The New School Center for New York City Affairs. RSVP at https://wccny.org/events/3585/. Registration begins at 9:30 AM EST. 
November 3, 2023
Partner Events
Local historian Karen Quinones leads this virtual lecture series about New York history through entertaining, factual storytelling. Learn more here. 
November 6, 2023
Partner Events
Join LatinoJustice's advocacy team to engage and inform Latino voters in New York City about the crucial Municipal Election of 2023. As part of their nonpartisan election protection program Cada Voto Cuenta, LatinoJustice is asking for volunteers to text bank to provide voter education information.How does it work? Sign up, and check your email for the zoom link. They will provide the complete script and information you need to participate. Sign up and learn more here. 
November 17, 2023
Partner Events
The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (JPD), and The Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights, Inc. invites you to visit the HPD Outreach Van in Crown Heights to learn about HPD and housing-related issues. We can help you: Prepare to apply for affordable housing, understand your rights and responsibilities, file a housing complaint, finance improvements and repairs, register your building, remedy a violation etc.) For additional information, contact (718)-467-880 Ext. 10 or email carmen.Martinez@ldcch.org
November 17, 2023
Partner Events
On November 17, Council Member Carlina Rivera will host a community resource fair in partnership with Baruch College, local Community Boards, and elected officials. This is an opportunity to meet with city agencies and local partners to learn more about the programs, services, and resources that are available to members of our community. Over 20 City agencies and non-profits will be participating, including New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Lower East Side Ecology Center and the NYC Human Resources Administration. We will have backpack giveaways, flu shots, and more!The event is located at 55 Lexington Avenue, Room (107-110) at the 25th Street Plaza entrance.If you’d like to attend, please RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdngXkkKToD32MpASuWSLm18mvom1WdMQ-tRFRxbt59JxVCAg/viewformFor more information, please contact (212)-677-1077 or email district2@nyc.gov 
November 18, 2023
Partner Events
Join We Act for Environmental Justice in-person for their November “Year-End” Membership and 2024 Policy Agenda meeting meeting. Come and learn about what legislation we will be working to advance next year, provide feedback, and find out how you can help We Act for Environmental Justice advocate for these policies. Also, there will be a special presentation on sanitation from the Membership Planning Committee. You also will have an opportunity to learn more about – and get a guided tour of – a new online resource for helping Manhattan residents, organizations, and small businesses learn about low and no-cost renewable energy upgrades (which improve indoor air quality and reduce utility costs), as well information on how to find clean energy jobs. Register at https://community.weact.org/november_annual_membership_meeting
November 19, 2023
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Join Families for Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives as they remember and honor the victims of road traffic violence.They will begin with a ceremony at the Southwest corner of Astoria Park at 10 a.m., followed by a march pausing at crash sites to honor victims of traffic violence along the way.All are welcome to come and honor victims of traffic violence.To register for the event, click here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/588605/
November 20, 2023
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Attention all SNAP recipients struggling to find a job, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is here to help!  Take advantage of this FREE 3-day workshop and finish with a shiny resume, interview skills, and job search strategies. Intake sessions are held every Monday at 10 a.m. at the community center. For further information, text ‘JOB’ at 845-328-2613 or email laurap@cypresshills.org
November 20, 2023
Government Events
Councilmember Gale Brewer will be bringing her District Office over to the St. Agnes Library! Spend some time talking to the Coucilmember about issues that matter to you. She will be there to listen. Learn more here.
November 30, 2023
Partner Events
Gather with lawmakers and fellow advocates in Manhattan for a rally and press conference to urge Governor Hochul to put the NY HEAT Act in the 2024 state budget.This transformational climate and social justice legislation is essential for starting the transition off dirty fracked gas while ensuring affordable utility bills for all New Yorkers.Utility rate hikes are pummeling New Yorkers across the state, with monthly bills set to rise up to $40 for gas and electricity over the next three years for many families.The NY HEAT Act has 74 sponsors in the NYS Assembly and already passed the NYS Senate. It will stop expansion of the fracked gas system in order to protect the climate and reduce future rate increases, while limiting energy bills to 6% of household income and saving low- and middle-income New Yorkers up to $75/month on their utility bills.NY HEAT also gets rid of the unfair 100-foot rule -- which forces New York families to subsidize new gas hookups while accelerating fossil fuel-generated climate change -- plus the "obligation to serve," which mandates the use of fracked gas instead of renewable heating. Instead, it allows the state to invest in efficient, clean electric home energy solutions like fossil-free thermal energy networks.The rally is intended to urge the governor to put this important act in the budget!Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/592193/
December 7, 2023
Partner Events
Indivisible Brooklyn is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting civic participation and engagement in the fight for justice, sustainability, and equality. We use the Indivisible Guide’s five strategies - class/ letter campaigns, town halls, meetings, public events, and elections- to push our local, state, and federal representatives to resist authoritarianism, corruption, and intolerance; protect democracy; and stand up for our communities.Join INBK to take action for democracy and be in community with others. Their monthly meeting take place virtually on the first Wednesday of every month. For their zoom link, RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/552176/
December 8, 2023
Partner Events
Local historian Karen Quinones leads this virtual lecture series about New York history through entertaining, factual storytelling. Learn more here. 
January 9, 2024
Government Events
Governor Kathy Hochul is delivering her third State of the State address on Tuesday, January 9 at 1:00 PM. Sign up to join us virtually to hear the Governor’s plans for 2024!RSVP @ https://nygov.nationbuilder.com/2024_sots_rsvp?utm_campaign=240104_sots_invite_3&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nygov
January 24, 2024
Partner Events
The fight for reproductive freedom is far from over. It’s critical that activists like you keep elected officials accountable for ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health care and rights. This year, Planned Parenthood will have a robust set of legislative priorities that need your advocacy. They’ll be reminding your legislators that young people have a right to sex education, New York’s abortion funds need to be funded, and must urgently address the Black maternal health crisis. Your voice can make a difference on these issues. Join Planned Parenthood in Albany, New York to speak with your representatives about expanding access to the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care, and to further protect the right to bodily autonomy. Planned Parenthood will hold a training session on lobbying and to share more logistics about the event. First timers are welcome!Click here to RSVP https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/a/2024-ppesa-statewide-day-action-1?sourceid=1010620&emci=75b7777d-b39a-ee11-bea1-002248223f36&emdi=ea000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&ceid=
February 13, 2024
WCC Events
You are invited to attend a presentation of Governor Kathy Hochul's  STATE OF THE STATE AND 2025 EXECUTIVE BUDGET.RSVP HEREPresented by:Na'ilah Amaru, Vice President of Policy, Advocacy, and Government Relations ANDShakera Tems, Interim Director of Women's Affairs with the New York State Executive ChamberTuesday February 13, 202412:00 pm to 1:00 pm
February 23, 2024
Partner Events
Join City & State NYC as they honor several distinguished and influential individuals who have made an indelible and lasting impact as civil rights, social justice and political leaders while celebrating their influence, power, and accomplishments!To RSVP, click the link here.
February 26, 2024
Partner Events
Black New Yorkers continue to face economic disadvantages at a scale disproportionate to their neighbors. At a time when home ownership, access to higher education and well-paying jobs seem illusive, what actions are needed to achieve the real progress and prosperity that will address the stark racial wealth disparities in New York City?The Comptroller's Office will address these hard-hitting questions via candid discussions with Black leaders as they close Black History Month at the historic Schomburg Center. Panelists will be interviewed by Deputy Comptroller Ricky Da Costa with a focus on strategic input and solutions for both stakeholders in the Black community, as well as policy makers and local elected officials. Paying tribute to the location, they will reflect on the words of Black leaders, past and present, and their proposals for a new economic agenda.To RSVP, click the link here. If you require language interpretation services or other special accommodations, please call (212) 669-4315.
February 26, 2024
Government Events
Black New Yorkers continue to face economic disadvantages at a scale disproportionate to their neighbors. At a time when home ownership, access to higher education and well-paying jobs seem illusive, what actions are needed to achieve the real progress and prosperity that will address the stark racial wealth disparities in New York City?The Comptroller's Office will address these hard-hitting questions via candid discussions with Black leaders as we close Black History Month at the historic Schomburg Center. Panelists will be interviewed by Deputy Comptroller Ricky Da Costa with a focus on strategic input and solutions for both stakeholders in the Black community, as well as policy makers and local elected officials. Paying tribute to the location, we will reflect on the words of Black leaders, past and present, and their proposals for a new economic agenda.RSVP Here or call 201-669-4466.
February 27, 2024
Partner Events
Insure Our Future is an organization that tracks insurance companies’ commitments to end support for the fossil fuels driving the climate crisis. Join them on February 27th in the streets of New York City to demand the insurance industry stop underwriting destruction and #InsureOurFutureNOW. To get involved, sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/events/insure-our-future-nyc-march
February 27, 2024
Partner Events
Calling all Staten Island students and teachers! Join NYC Votes and Civics For All for an interactive Voter Registration Training on February 27. Students and teachers will learn how to spread the word about voting. You will be trained on how to plan and host a voter engagement event during Civics For All’s annual Civics Week (March 11-15).This is an opportunity to engage your school and community ahead of an important Presidential election cycle. If you’ve been wanting to get more involved but weren’t sure where to start this is the perfect opportunity!Students who attend will be provided with a Metrocard and dinner. You could also earn service hours for the training and for planning/hosting the event. For questions, please contact the NYC Votes Youth Team at youth@nyccfb.info.To RSVP, click the link here. 
February 27, 2024
Partner Events
Asian Americans For Equality will be offering a civics and citizenship test prep course for community members who wish to take the U.S government’s naturalization test. Instructors will be able to conduct the curriculum in English, Chinese and Spanish. Classes take place each Tuesday from February 27th through June 25th and will be held in their Flushing, Queens office. Dinner is provided at the end of each class session. To register, please call: 718-961-0888 (Chinese / English speakers) or 718-316-9993 (Spanish / English speakers) 
February 27, 2024
Partner Events
Commemorate Black History Month with a powerful event spotlighting Black women blazing trails in the NYC Tech world, where they currently account for only 3% of the workforce.This event explores the current landscape for Black women in NYC's technology industry offering insights into transition opportunities. Get inspired by successful Black women and discover pathways to thrive in this exciting field. Join Women.NYC and Brooklyn Public Library for an evening of empowerment, collaboration and connection. Witness the launch of Women.NYC's groundbreaking Pivot to Growth, a set of programs and collaborations designed to empower women in career transitions and business growth across NYC's innovation hubs: Tech, Green Economy, and Life Sciences. To RSVP, click the link here. 
February 28, 2024
Partner Events
The NYC Civic Engagement Commission will be hosting an event that aims to bring together community leaders, advocates, and experts from various backgrounds to explore and shed light on the significant impact of civic engagement in driving effective justice reform initiatives.Their esteemed panelists will share their insights and experiences on how civic engagement can drive meaningful change within our justice system. From grassroots activism to policy advocacy, this event will delve into the various avenues through which individuals and communities can make a difference.To register for this event, click the link here. 
February 29, 2024
Partner Events
Join ABNY on Thursday, February 29 at 8:30 a.m., for ABNY Talks: Unemployment, Underemployment and Gainful Employment, a conversation on how to ensure economic mobility and opportunity forward for Black New Yorkers. Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of FPWA, will moderate this panel discussion with three policy experts who will share their perspectives on how to understand high levels of underemployment and unemployment in New York’s Black communities and the opportunities within non-traditional workforces, thriving businesses and worker cooperatives ahead.Doors Open: 8:30 a.m., Program Begins: 9:00 a.m.A state-issued ID is required upon entry.To RSVP, click on the link here. 
March 3, 2024
Partner Events
Sign-up to march with Team AOC in the 25th Annual St Pat's For All Parade. They’ll also be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Green New Deal at this event. They’ll have GND swag for volunteers but please wear green and pride colors! Their team will also have a social hour for volunteers after the march. This march began as a response to the exclusion of Irish LGBTQ communities from the 5th Avenue parade has now been running for more than twenty years, and continues to be the most inclusive and progressive celebration of Irish culture and solidarity in the USA. This event’s address is private and you’ll need to sign up to receive more details. To sign up for this event, click the link here. 
March 3, 2024
Partner Events
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine invites you to join him at the Manhattan State of the Borough Address. They will be sharing the previous year's accomplishments and upcoming initiatives. They will also highlight the arts and share light refreshments.Location: The Kaye Playhouse At Hunter College 68th Street between Lexington Ave and ParkTime: Program Starts at 2:00pm (Doors Open 1:30pm)RSVP is a must.To RSVP, click the link here. Please reach out to events@manhattanbp.nyc.gov if you have any questions or need any special accommodations.
March 4, 2024
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Join with the New York Caring Majority to lobby in Albany for Fair Pay for Home Care, Restore Home Care Access and our new legislation, the Home Care Savings and Reinvestment Act!RSVP and learn more here. New York Caring Majority is a movement of seniors, people with disabilities, family caregivers, domestic workers, and home care providers from all across the state.During the day we will hold visits with legislators and engage in creative visibility tactics that will help encourage legislators to take a stand with us. Lunch will be provided.Lobby Day Prep Meetings will be offered for folks who sign up for the day on Monday, February 26th at 11 AM and 7PM (you only need to attend one! and if you can't make it, the session will be recorded).The New York Caring Majority is a statewide campaign of older and disabled people, home care workers, family caregivers, and advocates fighting for a world where care is at the center, where all of us have the healthcare and home care we need, where and when we need it, and where we show we value care work by praising it and by providing care workers family-sustaining wages and benefits.RSVP here for more details. 
March 4, 2024
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Astor’s Trauma Recovery Center will serve as a community hub to support victims of violent crime, with clear referral pathways from local hospitals, legal defense services, law enforcement, and other community pathways. Join them on March 4 for a tour of the center and light refreshments. 
March 6, 2024
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Brooklyn Community Board 14 presents the 17th Annual YOUTH CONFERENCE with community partner, the Flatbush YMCA.The conference is an excellent opportunity for people ages 14-21 to make valuable connections for the summer and beyond. Every year, approximately 50 New York City agencies, businesses and community organizations provide Youth Conference attendees with information about jobs, internships, career readiness, afterschool programs, college admissions and more! Young people can also access health, legal, immigration and other support services.Attendees can apply for positions and programs on the spot. They will also be able to build their skills by participating in mock interviews with Brooklyn VIPs.This year’s Youth Conference is held in celebration of the life of Duane Joseph, who was dedicated to this event and uplifting their community’s youth every day. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 6, 2024
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Zoom in with LGBT Network to meet other LGBTQ women and femme-identified people at their social hour! Enjoy a night of mingling, ice breaker games and more! Come build intentional support and community with those near and far. For Women’s History Month, they’ll be discussing what women’s history means when looking at it through a queer lens. What role do women and femmes play in women’s history and the collective history in general?This is a virtual event, you must be registered in order to receive the Zoom link.To register, click here. 
March 7, 2024
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Learn about foster parenting LGBT Youth to increase your skills and awareness as a parent! Why are LGBT young people overrepresented in the foster care system? Learn your LGBTs to best support and affirm your child’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Annual foster parent certification hours available. This LGBT Network training is in partnership with Suffolk County DSS (631) 853-KIDS (5437).To register, click the link here. 
March 7, 2024
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Join NYC Votes for their first in-person volunteer appreciation event of the year on Thursday, March 7th from 6-8 PM. This will be a catered event featuring a guest speaker at their 100 Church Street office in Manhattan’s Financial District. This is also a great opportunity to network with other NYC Votes volunteers and those with a passion for civic engagement. This is your chance to tell us what you enjoyed about volunteering and would like to see more of in the future. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 7, 2024
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Join LGBT network for a night of support and community with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks of all ages.  THEIR conversations can go anywhere, but are always interesting!For Women’s History Month they’ll be discussing prominent transgender women and femme folk throughout history. How have trans women affected the women’s rights movement, the LGBT community, and the world at large.This is a virtual event. To access the link and attend, you must be a registered attendee. To register, click the link here. 
March 7, 2024
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Come join scholars Anastasia Curwood (Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics), Suzanne Cope (Power Hungry: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement), and Christina Greene (Free Joan Little: The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence & Imprisonment) as they discuss the role of Black women in movements for justice and equality throughout the 19th and 20th centuries at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. To get tickets, click the link here. 
March 8, 2024
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Meeting Machine offers curated 1:1 professional networking for Women in Tech. They will match you with relevant professionals based on your networking goals and common interests via live 1:1 15 minute conversations. If you’re new to Meeting Machine, make sure to take a few minutes to setup your intro objectives so they can maximize your 1:1 networking experience. This is a virtual event, you must be registered to access the link to attend this event. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 8, 2024
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NYU CUSP is pleased to host their annual Research Seminar Series, featuring leading voices in the growing field of urban informatics. The seminars will examine real-world challenges facing cities and urban environments around the world, with topics ranging from citizen and social sciences to smart infrastructure.At the Intersection of Science, Policy and Community: Developing the FloodNet NYC Community Engagement StrategyAs flooding in NYC continues to increase in frequency and severity, efforts to respond are more contingent on effective collaboration between impacted communities, researchers, and government agencies. FloodNet NYC, developed out of a mutual need among various stakeholders to quantitatively measure and passively monitor urban flooding, offers new opportunities to explore community-informed flood data collection, dissemination, and usage. Through the integration of a designated community engagement (CE) team, FloodNet NYC strategically aims to increase the project’s ability to foster sustainable impact within communities most at risk. Informed by community-based participation research methodology and implementation frameworks, their CE strategy has three prongs - community outreach, community education, and community action - and leverages a public health lens to ground their approach in both theory and practice.Engaging in this work has highlighted the importance of continuously gathering new insights about what it means to merge CE with academic research and the needs of city agencies. Given the novelty of FloodNet NYC to enrich existing qualitative datasets with measurements of flood depth, duration, and profile at key locations across the city, they are also learning about the need to cultivate new dialogue on the experience and impact of flooding with other relevant neighborhood issues and health.To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 9, 2024
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Hosted by the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization & the Historic Districts Council, activists, advocates, experts converse on the issues of affordable housing, rezoning, City of Yes, neighborhood character and identity, government programs and initiatives at the intersection of historic preservation. Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided AIA continuing education credit available for each panel provided by Brooklyn AIA. To register, click the link here.
March 11, 2024
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On Monday, March 11th, join #JustPay Human Services Advocacy Day in Albany! It will be a full day of speaking with State legislators and advocating for #JustPay policies that support human services workers, including a press conference, lunch, and more. This is an opportunity to make real policy change and advocate for the human services sector and our communities!To sign up, click the link here. Free bus transportation to and from Albany will be provided. If you prefer, you may also travel there yourself.
March 11, 2024
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The Center for Educational Equity and TC Take Action invite students, alumni, faculty, and staff and their partners and neighboring community members to join and learn about the work of Teachers College faculty and staff members who are applying their work for real-world civic and policy impact. In recognition of New York Civic Learning Week, this in-person event will give participants insight into a number of different modes of civic changemaking going on at the College.Refreshments and voter registration will be provided.To register, click the link here. 
March 12, 2024
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Letters to underrepresented voters are a fun, easy, and highly effective way to strengthening our democracy by encouraging citizens from underrepresented communities to vote.Join Upper West Side Action Group for a Vote Forward letter writing event at Au Jus Cafe. Socialize with other neighborhood activists and write with Vote Forward, an award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections. Never written letters before? Go to votefwd.org and make an account; download twenty letters; and they’ll show you how to write them at their event!To RSVP, go to https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/604993/  and Upper West Side Action Group will let you know how to join this event. Invite your friends, too and let them know about Vote Forward! 
March 12, 2024
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In collaboration with Dream.org, Emergent works is proud to host an extraordinary event at Prime Produce. Why Attend? - Transformation in Action: Be part of a movement reshaping our perspective on public safety. - Inspiring Stories: Hear firsthand accounts of triumph and resilience. - Community Building: Connect with like-minded individuals committed to transformative justice.- Call to Action: Envision a future where compassion and support are integral to our collective well-being.Your Presence is a Catalyst: Redefining Public Safety Together!This Day of Empathy is a chance to reimagine public safety, where silenced voices find amplification, empathy guides transformative justice, and each individual contributes to a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow. Your presence is more than attendance—it's a statement.Event Highlights: - Panel Discussions: Engage with thought-provoking conversations. - Spoken Word Performances: Be moved by powerful expressions of resilience. - Community Building: Connect with passionate individuals. Refreshments and More!Let's redefine public safety by honoring the stories of those walking the path toward reintegration. Your presence matters.To RSVP for the event, please visit https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/597949/ 
March 12, 2024
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Are you looking for ways to get involved this election year? Join the New York Historical society online for a special talk with Diane Burrows from the League of Women Voters of the City of New York as she discusses the three pillars of civic engagement: voting, lobbying and advocacy, and community involvement. The objective of this presentation is to encourage everyone to use their voice to affect change in their  own communities. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 13, 2024
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This panel discussion will provide an insider's look at the art of political messaging in the context of presidential campaigns. The event features Moynihan Public Scholars Christina Greer, Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, and Laurence Pevsner, former director of speechwriting for US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Joining them is esteemed journalist and former speechwriter Walter Shapiro, known for his extensive experience covering presidential campaigns. The panelists will explore the intricacies of creating impactful political messages, especially in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential election, drawing from their extensive expertise in speechwriting, campaign strategy, and political journalismTo RSVP, click the link here. 
March 13, 2024
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Join the New York Historical Society for an investigation of the landmark Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press. Participants in this special Civics Week, cohosted by the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics,  will see a free screening of the documentary short “The First Amendment: New York Times v. Sullivan” and receive a free copy of guest speaker Samantha Barbas’s book Actual Malice.Participants will receive 2 CTLE hoursTo RSVP, click the link here. 
March 13, 2024
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Patients from across the country are invited by Citizen Action to join and share their stories about barriers to care put up by private insurance companies. They will also have experts on hand to explain how patients' can fight back and demand the care they need and deserve. This is a virtual event. In order to access the link to the meeting, you must RSVP. Please RSVP here and an organizer will follow up with you about whether you would like to share your story during the event.
March 16, 2024
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Join UPROSE for a day filled with empowerment, inspiration, and community. This event is a space for all women and femmes to come together, share stories, and uplift one another. From engaging workshops to meaningful discussions, we have something for everyone. Discover ancestral wellness, herbal medicine, healing circles, and the art of turbans and head-wrapping. Move to the rhythm of music and dance, celebrating the diversity of women and femmes. Food and beverages will be provided. This free event welcomes all individuals identifying as women and femmes. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 20, 2024
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This event will bring together activists, scholars, and policymakers to discuss the importance of queer communities in promoting peace and security at the local level. Join Centre for Gender in Politics for this side for an insightful discussion as well as networking opportunities.Topics will include the unique challenges faced by queer individuals in conflict zones, the role of gender and age sensitivity in national security policies, and strategies for building inclusive communities. Don't miss this chance to be part of the conversation!The panel will be followed by a networking meet-and-greet with light refreshments.This event is co-sponsored by GNWP, CCYPS, The Centre for Gender in Politics and Colombia Diversa.English to Spanish interpretation available.To register, click the link here. 
March 20, 2024
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Join Powerhouse Arts on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm for a screening of the documentary The Clash followed by a panel discussion featuring Benjamin Heim Shepard, director of The Clash, Naomi Schiller, co-editor of the Disruptive Engagement handbook, and members of Voice of Gowanus. The panel will explore how local activism and environmental issues impact our Gowanus community.The Clash (59 min)Directed by Gowanus resident and City University of New York (CUNY) professor Benjamin Heim Shepard, The Clash is a documentary chronicling the past 20 years of grassroots movements in New York City. A compelling record of public space activism, the film looks at contests over green space, policing, transportation, and sustainability, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.Disruptive Engagement: An Organizer’s Guide to Building Community Power for Justice in Land Use and Housing in New York City (Co-edited by Naomi Schiller and Vanessa Thillm)Featuring Voice of Gowanus, the Disruptive Engagement handbook is a special project of the CUNY Graduate Center that brings together local activists from across NYC to share actionable knowledge on how to organize and deploy community vision.To register, click the link here. 
March 21, 2024
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Welcome to the Diaspora Community Services Women's Conference!Come join Diaspora Community Service at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY, USA for a day of empowerment, inspiration, and connection. This in-person event is a wonderful opportunity for women from all walks of life to come together, share experiences, and learn from each other.Their conference will feature dynamic speakers, engaging workshops, and networking opportunities to help you grow personally and professionally. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, or seasoned professional, there's something here for everyone.Don't miss this chance to be part of a supportive community of women who are passionate about making a difference. Join them at the Diaspora Community Services Women's Conference and celebrate the power of women!To register, click the link here.
March 24, 2024
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In celebration of Women's History Month, No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) is proud to present their next chapter in the Diversity Virtual Networking Event Series. This special gathering is dedicated to recognizing and uplifting the invaluable contributions of women across all sectors of society and the workforce. Who Should Attend?- Women Professionals and Students: Share your journey, challenges, and triumphs. Connect with peers and industry leaders.- Allies: Stand in solidarity and learn how you can contribute to creating more inclusive and equitable work environments.- Recruiters and Progressive Organizations: Meet talented professionals who are driving innovation and change.- Service Providers: Offer your support and resources tailored to the professional advancement of women.Why Join?-Community and Empowerment: Join a network of women and allies committed to supporting and uplifting each other.-Career Growth: Connect with organizations that value diversity and are eager to welcome women into their ranks.-Inspiration and Resources: Gain insights and resources that cater specifically to the professional advancement of women.Participation is Free for All!This event is an opportunity to honor the achievements and address the unique challenges faced by women in the professional sphere. Whether you're seeking career advancement, looking to pivot into a new industry, or wish to be part of a community that champions women's contributions, this event is for you.Reserve your spot today for an empowering evening of networking, inspiration, and growth. Celebrate the remarkable impact of women together.For more information and to register, click the link here.
March 26, 2024
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Are you a GSA Advisor or Student leader in NYC? Come unite with other GSA leaders from across NYC to make a difference in your schools and community. This monthly meeting will be an opportunity to discuss what’s happening in your school, exchange ideas, and support each other’s missions to make schools safer for LGBTQ+ students. This is a virtual event, to access the link and attend, you must be a registered attendee. To register, click the link here. 
March 28, 2024
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Let’s toast to Women’s History Month in New York by celebrating women in tech!Toast is a collective organization aimed at helping more women in tech get the jobs they want and the pay. This event is open to everyone passionate about gender equity in the tech industry. Whether you’re a professional in the field, an ally, or someone interested in learning more about how you can contribute to this important cause, your presence and participation are invaluable. By registering for this event, you provide Toast with consent to contact you via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 30, 2024
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Strength Courage & Wisdom explores the range of women's voices. Whether it's their natural tongue that comes in like a lamb or the boom of their chosen expression that has the roar of a lion. Four women will command the stage and share their words. They may speak from experience or observation, but the intention is to be heard. The evening will be filled with pure and powerful female energy.*Please note: Some performances include sensitive material that may be triggering for survivors of society's indiscretions. To get tickets, please click the link here. 
April 10, 2024
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For Black Maternal Health Week 2024, join Ancient Song in celebrating the launch of the Birth Justice Institute and let’s center our community to have a voice in the birth justice landscape. This is a virtual event, to RSVP and access the link contact info@ancientsongdoulaservices.com. 
April 10, 2024
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Maintaining connections as older adults- especially when aging with HIV- is so crucial. But it's often easier said than done. The first part of this meeting will tackle the legal matters that people aging with HIV and those who work with them need to know. This includes what connections to consider when selecting someone(s) you trust to be your support in vulnerable times.The second half will involve a presentation around what maintaining social connection looks like in a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic: how do we balance the need for said connection with keeping everyone safe? How do we make the decision to organize/attend in-person vs. virtual vs. hybrid events and what adaptations can those events use to ensure meaningful participation? How do we use the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to sharpen relationships in our lives and or the lives of older adults we work with? We hope to support one another in exploring these matters together.Full schedule is below. 1pm EDT: Doors open to in person attendees with lunch available.1:15 EDT [LIVESTREAM BEGINS]: "Making Legal Connections: What People Aging with HIV Need to Know" – facilitated by The Family Center2:30 EDT: Break2:40 EDT: "Building Social Connections Among Older Adults" – facilitated by Dorot3:40pm EDT: Partner Engagement Session: Reflections and Emphasis on the next year4:20pm EDT: Wrap Up 4:30pm EDT: Program ends*This will be a hybrid event: upon registration, please select whether you will be attending in-person (space is limited and lunch will be served) or on Zoom.To RSVP, click the link here.  
April 10, 2024
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This special launch event will include a reception and panel discussion among RJAD fellows and advisory board members about the role of racial justice and abolition democracy in our systems of education and in broader civil society.The Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy Project is a collaboration with community-based organizations, higher-educational institutions across the country, the Square One Project and the Initiative for a Just Society (IJS). RJAD is a prototype for a national upper-division action-oriented multi-disciplinary curricular program in the humanities, arts, social sciences, public policy, and law. The RJAD curriculum is being designed, developed, and tested collaboratively with community and higher-educational partners and a dedicated, diverse team of scholars at Columbia University. Some of these individuals include academics, artists, lawyers, advocates, abolitionists, formerly incarcerated people, and others committed to explore an end to mass incarceration in the United States and beyond. The narrative-changing work of Square One and the practice-oriented justice engagement and abolition work of the IJS will be part of the curriculum, informing its development and providing opportunities for students and community members. Course materials will be developed for use by colleges and universities, higher education programs within carceral settings, and community-based settings.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 11, 2024
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Attend Ignite Social Impact Summit 2024! This 1.5-day summit for undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals will feature panels, workshops, and field trips in the areas of social entrepreneurship, esg/csr, impact investing, civic engagement, and philanthropy. Leaders in the field will share their career journeys and best practices.The first day of the summit will be hosted on April 11 at Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027). The second day of the summit will be hosted on April 12 at Teachers College Columbia University (525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027).To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 11, 2024
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Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent non-profit civic organization that develops and promotes ideas to improve the economic health, environmental resiliency, and quality of life of the New York metropolitan area including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Some of the region’s most significant public works, economic development initiatives, and open space projects have their roots in RPA ideas and initiatives - from the location of the George Washington Bridge, to the revitalization of downto wn Brooklyn, Stamford, and Newark, to the preservation of open space and development of parks such as the Palisades, Governors Island, and Gateway National Recreation Area.Marcel Negret, Senior Planner, and Tiffany-Ann Taylor, RPA Vice President of Transportation will be in attendance from RPA. Click on their names to learn more!To RSVP, click the link here.
April 13, 2024
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Join Kota Alliance for a community care and conversation space for soon-to-be and new mothers from Harlem and the surrounding to celebrate Black Maternal Health Week. Go sip some tea, and enjoy some delicious food, while they discuss topics around maternal health challenges, and best ways to care for oneself. This is a safe space to share personal stories about the birthing and mothering journey ; to care for and nurture you - offering holistic health services as well as information and resources about Doula services, maternity essentials, maternity essentials, childbirth education and postpartum care. See the schedule below for full details. Event Schedule:2:00 PM: Welcome + Opening Meditation2: 15 PM: Herbal Tea + Conversation: A Birthing and Mothering Conversation with Jessica Maldonado and the Team at My Angel Doula Alliance3:00 PM: Community Connection Games + Raffle alongside Holistic Healing Clinic Space (Reiki, Acupressure, Massage, Aromatherapy, Tarot)3: 30 PM: Gratitude Ritual with Ayni Healing Collective + Shared Meal (hearty chili - with and without meat, bread and salad)4: 00 PM: Gift Bags to Go! Thank you for joining! To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 13, 2024
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Join Katya of K4Kreative Inc. as they celebrate with expecting mothers during Black Maternal Health week. You’ll hear from maternal health experts, Doulas and more.Are you an expectant mother? Did you recently give birth? Take a few minutes to reset your body with a free prenatal/postnatal yoga class taught by Doula extraordinaire and Lactation specialist, Karma Tudor!Immediately following yoga, enjoy a self care discussion with maternal health experts and take home special gifts.This event is held in loving memory of Dr. Jean Joseph, OBGYN. Affectionately known as Papi Jean Jean. To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 14, 2024
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Join Food & Water Action in Union Square to celebrate Earth Day and educate and engage the public about their work to protect our health, communities, and environment.They’ll be petitioning at this fun outdoor event while enjoying the festivities.Please sign up for a 2-hour shift and stay tuned for the specific location of their table.To sign up, click the link here. 
April 15, 2024
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Please note that there will be a livestream option for this in-person event. If you register to attend virtually, you will receive the link to view it on the morning of the event.On April 15, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York will launch Social Mobility Lab, an initiative to support scholarship, convenings, and public events about social mobility and higher education. The Lab aims to advance understanding of how higher education in the United States expands and accelerates opportunities for students and the families and communities from which they come.Why launch this lab at CUNY? Study after study suggests that CUNY is among the most effective engines of social mobility in the United States. According to The New York Times, CUNY has “propelled almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all eight Ivy League campuses, plus Duke, M.I.T., Stanford and Chicago, combined.” Join CUNY on April 15 at 3:30pm for “The How and Why of Social Mobility: Launching The Social Mobility Lab at CCNY.” Our keynote speaker is: Paul Tough, author of The Inequality Machine: How College Divides Us. That will be followed by a panel discussion led by Elvin Garcia, CCNY Alumnus and Director of Government Relations at NYU; Cristina Jiménez Moreta, CUNY Alumna and Distinguished Lecturer at CCNY; and, Dee Dee Mozeleski, Vice President of CCNY’s Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications and External Relations. CCNY President Vince Boudreau will share closing remarks.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 16, 2024
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Join NYC Center for Health and Equity & Community Wellness for programming dedicated to expecting and new moms. Practice self-care with art therapy, yoga and more open to mothers and caregivers. Event Details:10 a.m. - Zumba: open to all, baby wearing encourage- especially if you have a lil one.10:45 a.m. - LincNYC storytime11a.m. - Activity led by The Mothership12 p.m. - Art project led by Housing Connect1 p.m. - Belly Dancing led by Harlem Yoga StudioTickets are limited on Eventbrite, please email the event coordinators to RSVP if there are no more tickets. For more information or if you're interested in tabling, email HarlemFWS@health.nyc.gov.To RSVP on eventbrite, click here. 
April 16, 2024
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Join National Association of Certified Professional Midwives for an insightful discussion on the intersection of faith and policy in Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice, featuring esteemed Black women experts and scholars in the field. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 16th. Don't miss out on this important conversation! This is a virtual event. To attend, you can register here. 
April 16, 2024
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Transportation Alternatives’ April Monthly Meeting will be held in person at TA HQ on Tuesday April 16th. TAMAC meets monthly on the Third Tuesday of each month. Time: 6:30-8PMCo-hosted by Emily (TA Manhattan Organizer and our TAMAC Committee Co-chairs Katherine Nessel and Samir Lavinga.Join Transportation Alternatives for an in person TAMAC hosted, Bike Marshal Training! This training is welcome to all, especially newcomers to the committee!Led by TA's Director of Organizing, Shawn Garcia, you will learn about the history of cycling as a form of protest -- and how to keep your community safe, organized, and prepared on group bike rides, bike rallies, and family rides!They will have time for discussion about strategic route planning, riding without safe infrastructure, and advocacy rides with elected and stakeholders!Even if you do not intend to lead marshal rides, knowing the basics can help you keep yourself and others safe and prepared on group rides!To ensure they have enough time for the full training, campaign updates will be posted virtually within the agenda.Agenda: Quick Welcome & Announcements Marshal TrainingFull agenda will be posted ahead of the meeting.Due to the interactive elements of this training, they will not have a hybrid component this time.To RSVP, click the link here. This event’s address is private. You must RSVP for more details about the event and its location.
April 16, 2024
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Join National Association of Certified Professional Midwives for the Lets Live: Black Maternal Health Brunch & Expo! Experience a morning of engaging discussions, interactive workshops, and a wealth of resources dedicated to Black maternal health. Connect with experts, advocates, and like-minded individuals committed to enhancing maternal health outcomes in our community. Don't miss out on this chance to learn, share, and empower each other. This is a virtual event. To access the link, register here. 
April 17, 2024
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Join The Amandla Group for Black Maternal Health Advocacy Day 2024, an exciting online event! This is your chance to make a difference by raising awareness and influencing policy on critical issues affecting black maternal health. Engage in discussions, attend informative sessions, and hear from inspiring speakers dedicated to improving the well-being of Black mothers, babies, and families. Save the date for April 17, 2024, and unite to amplify your voice for a healthier future! This is a virtual event. To attend, click the registration link here.
April 17, 2024
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Join National Association of Certified Professional Midwives for a day of events at the Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center in honor of Black Maternal Health Week 2024! The Family Wellness Suite invites you to uplift this year's theme: "Our Bodies STILL Belong to Us: Reproductive Justice NOW!" Come together to address widespread restrictions on abortion care access and rising cases of criminalization due to pregnancy loss. It's time to demand comprehensive insurance coverage, improve access to care, issue guidance for equitable healthcare, and fund research centering Black women and birthing people. #BMHW24.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 17, 2024
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In her new book Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls – And How We Can Take It Back, communication professor and CNN Opinion contributor Kara Alaimo reveals how social media is affecting every aspect of the lives of women, girls, and nonbinary people. In this talk, Alaimo (CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. ’15, Political Science) discusses why women experts who use social media to bolster their professional profiles often end up with fewer followers, reposts, and opportunities than men in their fields. She shows how what’s happening on social media is making the offline world less safe for women, and how the feminist movement has been co-opted by brands on social media, ushering in a wave of backlash.To RSVP for this event, click here. 
April 17, 2024
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Join Citizen Action, community members, and partners Community Voices Heard, Met Council on Housing, Tenants and Neighbors, VOCAL-NY, and others, on April 17th for an action near NYC City hall! Show up to hold your city council members accountable to their commitments to the communities they represent, and ask them to champion priority issues! Doors will open at 6:30 and will get started right at 7pm!To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 18, 2024
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This outing is apart of Black Girls Smile's offerings to Parent/Cargivers in the NYC area. This outing hopes to foster community support amoungst the parents and cargivers of the Black Girls Smile Community.This Parent/Cregiver outing to the Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum promises an exciting and educational experience. Participants anticipate delving into the dynamic journey of the influential power couple, exploring their impact on music, art, and activism. The exhibit is set to showcase multimedia installations, personal artifacts, and interactive displays, providing insight into their creative process and collaborations. Attendees look forward to gaining a deeper understanding of the intersection between art, music, and social change, fostering meaningful conversations and connections within the community during this immersive cultural outing.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 18, 2024
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Local Law 97 is New York City’s Green New Deal for Buildings. Passed in 2019, it's our nation’s most ambitious local climate and jobs law. Already, Local Law 97 is fulfilling its potential to cut air pollution, lower utility bills, and create jobs, while helping New York reduce greenhouse gasses.Join them for a free public forum to learn more about Local Law 97.Council members, co-op board members, contractors, and others will explain how the law’s standards are affordable and achievable, and why they're necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.They’ll discuss tools and techniques for complying with the law by weatherizing and electrifying buildings and making homes more comfortable and energy-efficient.Moderated by former council member Costa Constantinides with special guest Council Member Shekar Krishnan.The event is co-hosted by the Forest Hills Green Team, Queens Climate Project, New York Communities for Change, Food & Water Watch, and NYPIRG. To RSVP, click the link here.