ALLY EVENT: Gun Violence is a Women’s Issue with Downtown Women for Change
Join Downtown Women for Change for a discussion on how gun violence is a women’s issue on Monday, April 23rd, at the Greenwich House Music School.
City Councilmember Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District. She was elected to office in 2017 and is a strong supporter of gun control laws that will keep our schools and streets safe, including an expansion of the SAFE Act and stronger laws at the federal level.
Jacqueline Bediako, M.S., BSBA, is an organizer, writer, behavior analyst and educator. Her writing focuses on black feminism, education, immigration, and race. She is an organizer with the New York City chapter of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice.
Sarah Friedman is a writer and researcher specializing in human rights, international affairs, security, and public policy, with a particular focus on women’s issues. She holds a Master of Science (MS) in Foreign Service and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Yolanda McNair is the co-founder of Protect Our Stolen Treasures. Yolanda lost her daughter, Adaisha Miller, to gun violence and started this small foundation to pay for the coffins and funeral expenses of other children who are victims.