NYC City Council Speaker Candidate Forum: Focus on Women New Yorkers
The next Speaker of the New York City Council has an essential role to play, particularly in this political moment, in ensuring that New York City women and non-binary New Yorkers–particularly those of color–thrive. As Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s tenure draws to a close, we invite you to join us to learn more about how Speaker candidates will continue moving a policy agenda forward that lifts up our communities while building on the legacy of leadership before them.
This forum serves as a unique opportunity to hear from City Council Speaker candidates about advancing women’s issues in New York – inclusive of transgender women and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people. With this event, the public will get a sense of how 2017 Speaker candidates will continue moving a policy agenda forward in which women and TGNC communities will thrive in all areas of their live
This event is free and wheelchair accessible. Seating is limited, so please RSVP.
The forum will be co-Moderated by Laura Nahmias (Politico) & Shatia Burks (Young
Women’s Advisory Council, New York City Young Women’s Initiative), and will be followed by a reception.
Partnering Organizations: National Organization for Women – New York City, Girls for Gender Equity, Women of Color for Progress, Brooklyn Movement Center, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, PowHer NY, Planned Parenthood of New York City, New Leaders Council, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Brotherhood SisterSol, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Citizen’s Committee for Children, Eleanor’s Legacy, National Association of Social Workers—NYC Chapter.
Hosted by Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.
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