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Women Creating Change White Paper: A Blueprint for Women’s Civic Engagement in New York City
June 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree; registration in advance is required
Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq., interim executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at MEC participates in this panel discussion hosted by Women Creating Change (WCC).
For more than two years, Women Creating Change (WCC) has collaborated with impacted communities, ally organizations, and policymakers to take a deep dive into the lived experiences of a diverse constituency of women in the city. WCC found that while many women are engaged in their communities through voting, volunteering, and participating in community organizations, they often face barriers shaped by intersecting systems of racism, classism, and sexism. The paper concludes with key recommendations on how nonprofit, public, and private sectors can collaborate to better support women who want to lead changes in their communities.
Please join us as we welcome back Vivian Lee, the Emmy-winning TV Journalist who last year moderated our Frances Perkins documentary screening, to guide our discussion into the state of civic engagement in NYC. Our panel will include Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. (interim executive director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY); Ana Oliveira (president and CEO, New York Women’s Foundation); and Dr. Sarah Sayeed (chair and executive director, NYC Civic Engagement Commission).
Join the discussion on Zoom. Be sure to RSVP in advance, and come with questions and ideas!