Derailing the Trump Agenda: Protecting our Rights, Health, Environment and Democracy
As Trump’s presidency is yielding dangerous results – for women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, the disabled, immigrants, and families – we are seeing an unprecedented surge in civic engagement and a dynamic resistance movement. Join us for the kick-off of our Rise Up Act NOW series, “Derailing the Trump Agenda: Protecting our Rights, Health, Environment and Democracy,” an interactive, thought-provoking discussion with civil rights leaders, advocates, and experts with tips on how to proactively defend our rights and our democracy – before it’s too late.
We will discuss some sobering setbacks and policy changes which are being quickly and quietly enacted under the Trump administration with little media attention – from lifting bans on toxic pesticides – to stacking the federal appeals courts with record numbers of young, white, male, anti-choice judges – to eliminating anti-discrimination policies. Most importantly, we will talk about the ways that citizens and institutions are – and can – protect our liberty.
- David Cay Johnston, tax law professor, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America” and Founder of DC Report.
- Vincent Warren, human rights attorney and Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights
- Chitra Aiyar, social justice organizer and Executive Director of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project
This panel will be moderated by Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women-NYC, and will conclude with an act of civic engagement.
This free event is part 1 of our 3-part Rise Up Act NOW series and is co-sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
This series of public education events focuses on the Trump administration and the impact its agenda is having on our civil liberties and our democracy. The series will explore attacks on our civil rights, the environment, and threats to our voting rights and our election through the lens of gender and equality. This series cuts through the news tsunami to get the facts and to learn how to resist NOW.
Please RSVP as seating is limited.
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