Derailing the Trump Agenda: Protecting our Rights, Health, Environment and Democracy
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.
WHEN: Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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. We will also talk about the many ways that citizens and institutions are trying to protect our liberty.
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 movement leading the resistance. The Trump administration’s attempts to divide Americans with bigotry and hatred have sparked a unified movement to push for transformative changes and equality for all.
This event promises to be an empowering conversation about the state of women and civil rights in our nation today.
- David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America”
- Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Moderator: Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women-NYC
More speakers to be announced soon.
This 3-part Rise Up Act NOW 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.
This event is free to the public.
Please RSVP as seating is limited.
**This event is sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Women’s Justice NOW.