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Check the calendar to find out about events and activities in NYC that are part of the Arc of Resistance building up to the April 29th March on Washington for Climate, Jobs, and Justice.

If you are going to any of these activities, be sure to download our leaflet so you can make copies to distribute. If you are not able to make copies yourself please contact Maddie at mfzeif@gmail.com.

Also if you can leaflet at an event please email mfzeif@gmail.com as well so that we will know our numbers at each event.

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  • March For Health NYC
    11:00-15:00
    2017.04.01
    Trump Tower New York 725 5th Ave, New York, New York 10022
    Trump Tower New York 725 5th Ave, New York, New York 10022

    We will gather at 11AM on 5th Avenue between 57th & 59th street to chant and get fired up! At 12PM we will hit the streets and take our message to the people, marching across Central Park South and up Broadway where we will convene on W 61st & Central Park West. We will rally here from approx. 1-3PM with guest speakers. Expect to hear from people talking about women’s healthcare rights, disability rights, mental health, the LGBTQ community, veterans, how the ACA is still at risk and what you can do, the future of healthcare & the New York Health Act, and more. We will also have many patient speakers telling their stories about how ACA and healthcare has impacted their lives.  #marchforhealth

    We are excited to announce Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer have joined our robust lineup of speakers!

    Share and make sure your friends and family join us tomorrow as we say Healthcare is a Human Right! The fight is not over!

    ACCESSIBILITY: It is suggested you rally on 5th avenue at the northernmost block (59th street) which will be the first to leave when we step off. We will have an entrance on W 61st street for people with disabilities to better access the stage. We will have seating at the front of the stage for those with disabilities or for whom standing would be burdensome.

    We hope to livestream so check back tomorrow!

    If you can’t make it out, please check in and submit your story at our Virtual March:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/107638819735553/

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  • Laboratory For Freedoms Presents Music by Reverend Sekou and The Seal Breakers Sunday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.
    16:30-18:30
    2017.04.02
    MOMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens
    MOMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens

    During the first 100 days of the new Presidential administration, MoMA PS1 is hosting Laboratory For Freedoms, a residency with the artist-run “super PAC” For Freedoms. As part of VW Sunday Sessions, For Freedoms presents a live concert by Reverend Sekou and The Seal Breakers. Noted activist, author, documentary filmmaker and theologian Reverend Sekou is a third generation Pentecostal preacher. For this performance, Sekou is joined by The Seal Breakers—a Brooklyn-based twelve piece band with five horns and a Hammond B3 organ—for a concert celebrating love, truth, and moral defiance inspired by protest music from African American church traditions.

    In an 1802 letter, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.” Responding to Jefferson’s famous words, For Freedoms seeks to challenge the contemporary art world’s presumed secularism by holding a Sunday revival celebration in the VW Dome at MoMA PS1. The event explores the tenet of freedom to worship—one of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “four freedoms,” from which the PAC derives its name—and continues the residency’s investigation into ways in which art can inspire deeper political engagement.

    MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and moving images the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

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  • Rally to Save the Arts
    12:00-13:00
    2017.04.03
    New York City Hall
    New York City Hall

    Join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, the New York City Council, and arts and culture advocates as we #resist Trump’s assault on the arts, culture, and libraries.

    We demand President Trump fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and LIbrary Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    We will say loud and clear to President Trump that his blatant disregard for the importance of the arts has no place in our city and our country.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1410437549008356/

  • Communications for the PCM Training
    17:00-20:00
    2017.04.03

     led by 350’s US Communications Coordinator Lindsay Meiman. The call will be at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST. Register here to participate.

  • Earth2Trump: Roadshow of Resistance
    17:00-21:30
    2017.04.03
    Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 E 7th St, New York, New York 10003
    Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 E 7th St, New York, New York 10003

    The #Earth2Trump: Roadshow of Resistance is coming through New York City and bringing with it some musical medicine and a call to action! These shows will be an act of resistance within themselves – providing ways to get inspired, plug in to your local community’s issues, and even take action during the event. There are a million ways to resist, so make sure to join us and help spread the word! The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

    A special emphasis will be put on #NoDAPL#protectthesacred, and indigenous solidarity. Learn more about Sacred Stone camp, civil disobedience, the importance of building bridges, and standing up for the land and water. You don’t want to miss our line-up here in NYC!

    Featuring music by: RSVP encouraged
    Lyla June – Diné and Cheyenne hip-hop artist
    Casey Neill – singer-songwriter

    Speeches by:
    Cheryl Angel – Lakota elder fighting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines
    Brytnee Laurette – activist with Center for Biological Diversity

    Acts of resistance:
    Prints will be for sale to raise money for the Lakota Peoples Law Project
    Letter to Your Senators station will be set up, where you can sign an already written postcard or write your own message to your senators. Postcards and stamps will be provided.
    Plug into your local community by visiting one of the many organizations tabling at the venue.
    Join 65,000 other protectors across the U.S. who have signed the pledge of resistance to let Trump and his administration know we are here to protect and resist.
    And more – guess you’ll have to come to find out!

    Shout outs to our local partners:
    TBA

  • Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next
    18:00-21:00
    2017.04.03
    Vanderbilt Hall Rm 210 NYU School of Law 40 Washington Sq. S.
    Vanderbilt Hall Rm 210 NYU School of Law 40 Washington Sq. S.

    An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing.

    Speakers:

    Joanne Sheehan, Coordinator of War Resisters League New England, former Chair of War Resisters’ International, and co-editor of Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns.

    Glen Ford, activist, journalist, radio host, executive editor of the Black Agenda Report.

    Alice Slater, New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, member of the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War.

    Deborah Karpatkin, Co-General Counsel to the New York Civil Liberties Union, member of the NYC Bar Association, serving on its Military Affairs and Sex and Law Committees.

    David Swanson, director of World Beyond War, author of books including War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War.

    Maria Santelli, executive director of Center on Conscience and War, founding director of the New Mexico GI Rights Hotline.

    Sponsored by World Beyond War, and Center on Conscience and War, with thanks to NYU.

    Sign up on Facebook.

    Print flyer PDF.

    Website: http://worldbeyondwar.org/100NY

    Sign the Declaration of Peace.

    Find events all over the world that you can take part in.

    Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Support World Beyond War’s work by clicking here.

    Find out why we support World Beyond War:


  • Kahn Humanities Lecture: Bill McKibben
    19:30-21:30
    2017.04.03
    Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238 718.230.2100
    Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238 718.230.2100

    Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty  thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

    The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, McKibben will discuss, in his appearance in the Library’s Kahn Humanities Lecture series, environmental activism under the new regime of climate science denialism, and will describe strategies for inclusion of all groups in the movement’s work and messaging.

    This is event is full. Live-stream here>.

    Age Group: Adults
  • More events
    • Rally to Save the Arts
      12:00-13:00
      2017.04.03
      New York City Hall
      New York City Hall

      Join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, the New York City Council, and arts and culture advocates as we #resist Trump’s assault on the arts, culture, and libraries.

      We demand President Trump fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and LIbrary Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

      We will say loud and clear to President Trump that his blatant disregard for the importance of the arts has no place in our city and our country.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/1410437549008356/

    • Communications for the PCM Training
      17:00-20:00
      2017.04.03

       led by 350’s US Communications Coordinator Lindsay Meiman. The call will be at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST. Register here to participate.

    • Earth2Trump: Roadshow of Resistance
      17:00-21:30
      2017.04.03
      Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 E 7th St, New York, New York 10003
      Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 E 7th St, New York, New York 10003

      The #Earth2Trump: Roadshow of Resistance is coming through New York City and bringing with it some musical medicine and a call to action! These shows will be an act of resistance within themselves – providing ways to get inspired, plug in to your local community’s issues, and even take action during the event. There are a million ways to resist, so make sure to join us and help spread the word! The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

      A special emphasis will be put on #NoDAPL#protectthesacred, and indigenous solidarity. Learn more about Sacred Stone camp, civil disobedience, the importance of building bridges, and standing up for the land and water. You don’t want to miss our line-up here in NYC!

      Featuring music by: RSVP encouraged
      Lyla June – Diné and Cheyenne hip-hop artist
      Casey Neill – singer-songwriter

      Speeches by:
      Cheryl Angel – Lakota elder fighting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines
      Brytnee Laurette – activist with Center for Biological Diversity

      Acts of resistance:
      Prints will be for sale to raise money for the Lakota Peoples Law Project
      Letter to Your Senators station will be set up, where you can sign an already written postcard or write your own message to your senators. Postcards and stamps will be provided.
      Plug into your local community by visiting one of the many organizations tabling at the venue.
      Join 65,000 other protectors across the U.S. who have signed the pledge of resistance to let Trump and his administration know we are here to protect and resist.
      And more – guess you’ll have to come to find out!

      Shout outs to our local partners:
      TBA

    • Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next
      18:00-21:00
      2017.04.03
      Vanderbilt Hall Rm 210 NYU School of Law 40 Washington Sq. S.
      Vanderbilt Hall Rm 210 NYU School of Law 40 Washington Sq. S.

      An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing.

      Speakers:

      Joanne Sheehan, Coordinator of War Resisters League New England, former Chair of War Resisters’ International, and co-editor of Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns.

      Glen Ford, activist, journalist, radio host, executive editor of the Black Agenda Report.

      Alice Slater, New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, member of the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War.

      Deborah Karpatkin, Co-General Counsel to the New York Civil Liberties Union, member of the NYC Bar Association, serving on its Military Affairs and Sex and Law Committees.

      David Swanson, director of World Beyond War, author of books including War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War.

      Maria Santelli, executive director of Center on Conscience and War, founding director of the New Mexico GI Rights Hotline.

      Sponsored by World Beyond War, and Center on Conscience and War, with thanks to NYU.

      Sign up on Facebook.

      Print flyer PDF.

      Website: http://worldbeyondwar.org/100NY

      Sign the Declaration of Peace.

      Find events all over the world that you can take part in.

      Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

      Support World Beyond War’s work by clicking here.

      Find out why we support World Beyond War:


    • Kahn Humanities Lecture: Bill McKibben
      19:30-21:30
      2017.04.03
      Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238 718.230.2100
      Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238 718.230.2100

      Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty  thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

      The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, McKibben will discuss, in his appearance in the Library’s Kahn Humanities Lecture series, environmental activism under the new regime of climate science denialism, and will describe strategies for inclusion of all groups in the movement’s work and messaging.

      This is event is full. Live-stream here>.

      Age Group: Adults
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  • Sustainability: Responsible Global Citizenship
    09:00-17:00
    2017.04.04
    FIT
    FIT

    Please join us on Tuesday, April 4th for Sustainability: Responsible Global Citizenship” — the 11th Annual FIT Sustainable Business & Design Conference. 

    The conference is free and we welcome you to join us for whatever part of the day you can attend. 

    Find out more about the program, our speakers, and breakout sessions here

    We look forward to hearing insights from FIT alumni and other presenters who are doing good work and then participating in creative and interactive workshops together. 

    Register to attend the conference here.

  • NYC Equal Pay Day Rally
    12:00-13:00
    2017.04.04
    Office Of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer 780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
    Office Of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer 780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017

    Join the PowHer New York Network and partners for the 11th Annual Equal Pay Day Rally on on the steps of NYC City Hall to stand united for economic justice. That means stronger laws, fairer wages, better jobs, and inclusive workplaces.

    Over the past 10 years, together we have won a dozen new laws to protect workers and improve the workplace on the city, state and federal levels. But, there is much more work to close the wage and opportunity gap that robs women of all backgrounds, their families and our state of over $20 BILLION each year.

    Help create a PowHer SURGE to resist rollbacks in Washington and pass stronger laws in NYC and Albany. Speakers to be announced!
    ALL ARE WELCOME!

    Please RSVP as an individual or group so we have accurate numbers.

    Can’t join in person?
    + Stay tuned to PowHer New York for events across the state.
    + Join us online April 4th using #EqualPayDay.
    + Get creative! Host an un-Happy Hour or sponsor your own event!

    If you have any questions please reach out to Abby at abby@powherny.org.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/831983590287525/

  • Beyond Vietnam Speech Reading
    13:00-14:00
    2017.04.04
    New York Public Library
    New York Public Library

    Chapter 34 will conduct a 50th Anniversary Reading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “Beyond Vietnam: Time to Break Silence” speech on the steps of the NY Public Library, at Fifth Avenue and 42 St. We will hand out literature and talk about why the speech is so relevant today.    

  • NRDC Forum: What’s At Stake for the Environment Under the Trump Administration
    18:30-20:30
    2017.04.04
    NYU Law School, Tishman Auditorium 40 Washington Square South
    NYU Law School, Tishman Auditorium 40 Washington Square South

    Note: RSVP is required to gain entry into the event. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

    Entry to this event is free but click here if you’d like to make a donation.

    Invite

  • Beyond Vietnam: 50th Anniversary
    19:00-21:00
    2017.04.04
    The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY, 10027 United States
    The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY, 10027 United States

    Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous Beyond Vietnam:  A Time to Break Silence sermon  in an evening with Michelle Alexander and Ruby Sales, voices of the past and future of the Civil Rights Movement.  Written by Dr. Vincent Harding, and delivered at The Riverside Church exactly one year to the day before Dr. King’s assassination, Beyond Vietnam is a moral agenda for America to address issues of racial justice, poverty, and war.  Dr. King and Harding’s prophetic and prescient words are as urgently needed today as when they were first delivered.  The evening is co-hosted by The Riverside Church, Iliff School of Theology, Veterans of Hope and Union Theological Seminary.

  • More events
    • Sustainability: Responsible Global Citizenship
      09:00-17:00
      2017.04.04
      FIT
      FIT

      Please join us on Tuesday, April 4th for Sustainability: Responsible Global Citizenship” — the 11th Annual FIT Sustainable Business & Design Conference. 

      The conference is free and we welcome you to join us for whatever part of the day you can attend. 

      Find out more about the program, our speakers, and breakout sessions here

      We look forward to hearing insights from FIT alumni and other presenters who are doing good work and then participating in creative and interactive workshops together. 

      Register to attend the conference here.

    • NYC Equal Pay Day Rally
      12:00-13:00
      2017.04.04
      Office Of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer 780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
      Office Of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer 780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017

      Join the PowHer New York Network and partners for the 11th Annual Equal Pay Day Rally on on the steps of NYC City Hall to stand united for economic justice. That means stronger laws, fairer wages, better jobs, and inclusive workplaces.

      Over the past 10 years, together we have won a dozen new laws to protect workers and improve the workplace on the city, state and federal levels. But, there is much more work to close the wage and opportunity gap that robs women of all backgrounds, their families and our state of over $20 BILLION each year.

      Help create a PowHer SURGE to resist rollbacks in Washington and pass stronger laws in NYC and Albany. Speakers to be announced!
      ALL ARE WELCOME!

      Please RSVP as an individual or group so we have accurate numbers.

      Can’t join in person?
      + Stay tuned to PowHer New York for events across the state.
      + Join us online April 4th using #EqualPayDay.
      + Get creative! Host an un-Happy Hour or sponsor your own event!

      If you have any questions please reach out to Abby at abby@powherny.org.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/831983590287525/

    • Beyond Vietnam Speech Reading
      13:00-14:00
      2017.04.04
      New York Public Library
      New York Public Library

      Chapter 34 will conduct a 50th Anniversary Reading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “Beyond Vietnam: Time to Break Silence” speech on the steps of the NY Public Library, at Fifth Avenue and 42 St. We will hand out literature and talk about why the speech is so relevant today.    

    • NRDC Forum: What's At Stake for the Environment Under the Trump Administration
      18:30-20:30
      2017.04.04
      NYU Law School, Tishman Auditorium 40 Washington Square South
      NYU Law School, Tishman Auditorium 40 Washington Square South

      Note: RSVP is required to gain entry into the event. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

      Entry to this event is free but click here if you’d like to make a donation.

      Invite

    • Beyond Vietnam: 50th Anniversary
      19:00-21:00
      2017.04.04
      The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY, 10027 United States
      The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY, 10027 United States

      Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous Beyond Vietnam:  A Time to Break Silence sermon  in an evening with Michelle Alexander and Ruby Sales, voices of the past and future of the Civil Rights Movement.  Written by Dr. Vincent Harding, and delivered at The Riverside Church exactly one year to the day before Dr. King’s assassination, Beyond Vietnam is a moral agenda for America to address issues of racial justice, poverty, and war.  Dr. King and Harding’s prophetic and prescient words are as urgently needed today as when they were first delivered.  The evening is co-hosted by The Riverside Church, Iliff School of Theology, Veterans of Hope and Union Theological Seminary.

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  • Protest Trump NYC: Rise up with Bread Workers!
    13:00-15:00
    2017.04.08
    Trump Tower
    Trump Tower

    Faced with an aggressive ICE audit, Brandworkers members employed at Tom Cat Bakery made the courageous decision to resist and draw a line against further workplace audits in New York City and beyond.

    These expert bakers have as much as sixteen years of service at the company and are deeply rooted New York parents. Refusing to be silenced and separated from their children, Tom Cat workers took to the streets in March for a dynamic rally at the factory. The workers moved the company to take some positive steps including seeking an extension from ICE of the threatened termination until April 21.

    Tom Cat workers didn’t ask to be at the forefront of a movement against Trump’s immigration actions. But they’ve chosen to rise to the challenge and their struggle is captivating a nation. They are struggling to continue baking bread for New York but also for immigrant families everywhere: they’ve invited people of conscience across the country to rise together on May 1st, International Workers Day

    Tom Cat workers have now voted to boldly bring their struggle directly to Trump Tower. Join them for an emergency rally on Saturday to call on the Trump administration to halt the audit and stop all the inhumane attacks being carried out against immigrant communities around the country.

    What: Tom Cat Bakery workers facing an aggressive immigration audit and threatened termination will take their resistance directly to Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and family residence
    Where: Trump Tower, 57th St. & 5th Ave in Manhattan
    When: Saturday, April 8 from 1-3pm

     


    Questions: Gabriel Morales, gmorales@brandworkers.org or 646-568-5870, ext. 17
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  • No Ban // No Wall Vigil – Brooklyn
    18:30-20:30
    2017.04.09
    Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon St, New York, New York 11201
    Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon St, New York, New York 11201

    On March 6th, 2017, President Trump signed another Executive Order banning people from several Muslim-majority countries. The new ban affects approximately 180,000,000 Iranian, Syrian, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese and Yemeni citizens. To put it in context, that’s more than half the population of the United States.

    On Sunday, April 9th activists across NYC participate in a day of action. At sundown, stand with us at Borough Hall, 6:30pm for a NoBan // NoWall Vigil. We must hold space to support each other and recognize we are not alone in our determination for peace and human rights for all.

    We will light 1,800 candles, each representing 100,000 individuals of the six countries. Amnesty International recognizes the discriminatory and xenophobic nature of this ban and calls on you to stand in solidarity with us, Muslim communities, and those who have been persecuted or experienced human rights violations because of their faith and religious practices.

    Please join us.

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  • A New Cultural Ethic For Our Planet Looking To The Future:Climate and Population Pressures on Humans And The Environment
    18:30-20:30
    2017.04.12
    Seafarers & International House, 123 E 15th Street, Manhattan
    Seafarers & International House, 123 E 15th Street, Manhattan

    Speakers:

    Teen Ethic: Alex Loznak, Plaintiff in Juliana vs US: 
    Youth Challenge the US government for protection from Climate Change

    Future Parent Ethic: Travis Rieder, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University. 
    Towards a Small Family Size in the Age of Climate Change

    Wildlife Ethic: Liz Bennett, Vice President, Species Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society.
    Loss of Biodiversity on A Crowded Planet

    DATE: Wednesday April 12, 2017

    PLACE: Seafarers & International House, 123 E 15th Street, Manhattan

    TIME: Doors Open at 6:30 PM – Program at 7 PM

    Transportation: Union Square Station -4/5/6/ R/N/Q/L

  • Seeking a New Cultural Ethic for the Planet
    19:00-21:00
    2017.04.12
    SEAFARERS AND INTERNATIONAL HOUSE   123 E. 15th St, corner of Irving Place, Manhattan
    SEAFARERS AND INTERNATIONAL HOUSE   123 E. 15th St, corner of Irving Place, Manhattan

    Urgently Seeking:
    A New Cultural Ethic for the Planet
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Teen Ethic:  Alex Loznak, Plaintiff in Juliana vs. US:  Youth challenge US government for protection from climate change

    Future Parent Ethic:  Travis Rieder, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University. Towards a Small Family Size in the Age of Climate Change

    Wildlife Ethic:  Liz Bennett, Vice President, Species Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society. Loss of Biodiversity on a Crowded Planet

    Doors open at 6:40 PM for refreshments   Program starts at 7:00 PM

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  • Using Green Infrastructure for Climate Change Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation
    18:00-20:00
    2017.04.13
    Columbia Law School Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Jerome Green Hall, Case Lounge (7th Floor)
    Columbia Law School Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Jerome Green Hall, Case Lounge (7th Floor)

    RSVP:

    This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

    • Please REGISTER HERE by April 11. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.
    • All times noted are Eastern Time. There is no CLE or webinar option for this course.

    NOTE: All registrants for ELI events need to have an ELI “account.” When you click on the above Register Here link, you will be asked to log in.

    • ELI members and previous registrants have accounts. If you don’t remember your password, please click on the “Request new password” tab.
    • Non-members who have previously not set up an ELI account may click on the “Create new account” tab, complete the process, and then return to this page to register. While creating this account does not confer membership, it will allow you to register for this and future events at any appropriate non-member rate that may be required.

    Co-sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School


    The impacts of climate change increase the risks and costs associated with stormwater management, maintaining water quality, flooding and extreme weather events. Communities can leverage existing federal, state, and local programs in innovative ways to maximize the benefits of green infrastructure for climate change adaptation and hazard mitigation.  New York City is home to two examples of such efforts. One involves a state-local initiative to carpet public and private properties in the city with green infrastructure. The other involves the acquisition of properties in hard hit communities using hazard mitigation and disaster recovery grants. Once these properties are acquired and existing structures removed, the land must be dedicated to open space, recreational, or wetland management uses. Panelists will discuss the challenges and benefits associated with these and similar programs that support to adopt nature-based approaches to climate change adaptation.

    Introductory remarks:
    Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

    Panelists:
    Justin Gundlach, Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (moderator)
    Dr. Patricia J. Culligan, Professor, Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University
    Lisa Bova-Hiatt, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, New York State
    David Salvesen, Director, Sustainable Triangle Field Site, University of North Carolina
    Alisa Valderrama, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Jerrold Nadler Town Hall Meeting
    18:00-20:00
    2017.04.13
    Brandeis High School
    Brandeis High School

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  • Carolyn B. Maloney and Nydia Velázquez Town Hall Meeting
    18:30-20:00
    2017.04.13
    Anna Silver School
    Anna Silver School

    I hope you can join me and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez for our joint town hall next Thursday, April 13from 6:30 to 8 PM at P.S. 20 Anna Silver School.

    We will be joined by:

    • James Parrott, Ph.D., former Chief Economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute, to discuss how President Trump’s budget proposal will affect New York City;
    • Marc Jahr, Co-Chair of the New York Housing Conference Board of Directors, to discuss the latest on affordable housing;
    • Ruthie Epstein, Senior Policy Advisor, New York Civil Liberties Union, to discuss federal immigration policy

    I’m looking forward to your questions and some great conversation about what matters most to you.

    RSVP’s are encouraged for planning purposes, but are not required. Seating will be on a first-come, first serve basis. To RSVP and for more informaiton please visit the event page.

    Sincerely,

    Carolyn B. Maloney
    Member of Congress
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  • EcoReps GreenFest 2017!
    13:00-14:00
    2017.04.14
    Low Plaza – Columbia University New York, New York 10027
    Low Plaza – Columbia University New York, New York 10027

    EcoReps’ Living Green Committee presents GreenFest: a bi-annual event celebrating eco-centered undergraduate organizations and sustainable initiatives! This years’ event will take place on Friday, April 14th, from 1 – 3 pm on Low Plaza.

    Get ready for a fun time of food, games, performances, and giveaways in honor of the ~environment~ with the help of many awesome student clubs and environmental organizations! We will be giving away GreenFest t-shirts and GreenFest water bottles as well as free Dig Inn, free Insomnia Cookies, free Yerba Mate, free West Side Market, and free smoothies made by our famous smoothie bike!

    Performance schedule:
    1:45 – Taiko
    2:00 – CU Lion Dance
    2:30 – Sabor

    Special shoutout to our awesome clubs participating at GreenFest this year: EcoReps’ Living Green, Recycling, Dining, and Composting Committees, Columbia Divest for Climate Justice, Barnard Divest, Columbia Vegan Society, Consilience, Barnard ROOTS, Environmental Biology Society, SIPA’s Environmental Coalition, Columbia University Red Cross and Columbia University Be the Match, Columbia Engineers Without Borders, CCSC, Columbia Global Brigades, CU BlueShift, Alianza, Residence Hall Leadership Organization, Columbia Housing, Public Safety, Columbia Dining…and more!

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  • Earth Week: Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Tra…
    18:00-20:00
    2017.04.18
    The New School
    The New School

    Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week, the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School invites you to join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.

    Featuring:

    JoAnn Kay Chase

    (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation)

    Former Director, American Indian Environmental Office, U.S. EPA & Visiting Scholar, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School

    Gail Small

    (Northern Cheyenne Tribe)

    Director, Native Action & Professor of Native American Studies, Montana State University

    Patrick Rogers

    (Native Polynesian-Tahitian)

    Senior Advisor for Native American Affairs, U.S. EPA Region 8

    Jaskiran Dhillon

    Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School

    Cecilia Martinez

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, The New School

    Maya Lazzaro

    (Quechua Boliva)

    Culture and Media student, The New School

    Michelle DePass

    Director and Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management, Tishman Environment and Design Center, & Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

    With Performances By:

    Martha Redbone

    (Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw and African American descent)

    Soni Moreno

    (Mayan/Apache/Yaqui)

    This event is part of Earth Week at The New School, sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center.

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  • Earth Week: Going Beyond “Green”
    10:00-18:00
    2017.04.19
    Theresa Lang Student Center 55 West 13th Street Room I-202 New York, NY 10011
    Theresa Lang Student Center 55 West 13th Street Room I-202 New York, NY 10011

    Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center for an interactive showcase of community-based participatory research led by New School faculty and students addressing the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats to community well-being and social justice.Faculty grant winners and student scholars will share their Tishman Center-funded research that applies policy, design, and social justice to address current and future environmental issues generated by the ever-increasing impacts of climate change. This day-long festival will highlight the work of faculty and students from across the university, as well as their community partners.

    Event schedule:

    10:00am – 11:00am

    Wendy Popp with 350.org
    “Beyond the Polar Bear: Alternative Visuals for Communicating about Climate Change”

    11:15am – 12:00pm

    Fabio Parasecoli & Rachel Knopf with NY Food Bank
    “Urban Food Security in Context”

    12:15pm – 1:45pm (Group Panel)

    Stephen Metts
    “Environment and technology: Mobilizing Maps for Sustainable Communities,”

    Barent Roth
    “TestingOurWaters.Net,”

    Mehdi Salehi
    “Drones for Refugees”

    2:00pm – 2:45pm

    Ivan Ramirez with El Puente Leaders for Peace & Justice 
    “Addressing Environmental Health Risks through Community Action Research and Local Knowledge”

    3:00pm – 4:30pm (Student Scholar Research Panel)

    Corey Chao, Marriele Robinson, & LaChaun Moore

    5:00pm – 6:00pm

    Tanya Kalmanovitch
    “Tar Sands Song Book” Lecture-performance with readings from the work-in-progress

    This event is part of Earth Week at The New School, sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center.

  • What Does Trump Mean for Global Climate Change Policy?
    18:00-20:00
    2017.04.19
    The New School University Center, Room UL104 63 Fifth Avenue New York, NY
    The New School University Center, Room UL104 63 Fifth Avenue New York, NY

    Join us in-person or watch on Livestream
    Please join us as climate change experts discuss the Trump administration’s prospective exit from the Paris Agreement and potential rollback of the Obama administration’s accomplishments on climate policy. The discussion will focus on new climate science research, the position of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and concrete policy changes expected under the Trump Administration.
    April 19, 2017 at 6:00pm
    The New School
    University Center, Room UL104
    63 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY
    Panelists: 
    Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy, The New School
    Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management, The New School
    Former EPA Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs
    Professor of Geosciences & International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
    Director, Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (STEP) Program, Woodrow Wilson School
    Faculty Associate, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princeton Environmental Institute and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
    Professor of Geophysics & Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
    Associate Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University
    The event is hosted by SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change project, headed by economist Willi Semmler. It is generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, The New School’s Tishman Center for Environment and Design (TEDC), and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

    Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) works to bring reality into conventional economics.  An economic policy think tank within the department of economics at The New School, we provide scholars, non-profits, and government officials with research on key policy issues.
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  • Rally To Get Money Out Of Politics
    12:00-14:00
    2017.04.20
    Foley Square 111 Worth St, New York, New York 10013
    Foley Square 111 Worth St, New York, New York 10013

    Confirmed speakers so far:

    Tim Black (The Tim Black Show)
    twitter: @realtimblack

    Sam Ronan (Former DNC Chair candidate and progressive activist)
    twitter: @ronan4progress

    Robin Laverne Wilson (2016 Green Party challenger for Chuck Schumer’s senate seat)
    twitter: @robinforsenator

    Ali Mirza (progressive running for Congress – Western Nassau and South East Queens)  
    twitter:@Ali40mNY

    Jabari Brisport (running for city council in Brooklyn district 35)
    Twitter: @Jabari2017

    Jonathan Voght (State Legislative Director of Wolf-PAC, NY)

    Keith Rubino (Running for NY State legislator in District 1)

    And many more to come!

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  • Science March
    All day
    2017.04.22
    New York, NY
    New York, NY

    The March for Science is a grassroots effort comprised of dozens of independent coordinators at the state level. The effort is helmed by four national co-chairs and a national coordinating committee who are working around the clock to pull it all together.

  • Earth Day NYC Rally to Stop Trump’s Climate Agenda
    12:00-16:00
    2017.04.22
    Foley Square
    Foley Square

    Subways: 4, 5, 6 train to City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge. Walk 1 block north on Centre Street. 2, 3 train to Park Place. Walk east through City Hall Park and 2 blocks north on Centre Street. A, C train to Chambers Street. Walk 3 blocks east to Centre Street and 1 block north on Centre Street.

    Join us on Earth Day for a noon rally at Foley Square to express our opposition to Trump’s climate agenda. Trump calls climate change a hoax. He has promised to reduce the environmental regulations that protect our air and water and to increase our reliance on coal, oil and gas. To protect all living things on our planet, we must transition as quickly as possible from fossil fuels and nuclear to a new, green economy based on renewable energy.

    Here is the current line up of speakers for the rally:

    Dwaine C. Perry, President/Chief, Ramapough Lunaape Nation

    Costa Constantinides, NYC Council Member, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection

    Liz Krueger, NYS Senator, Ranking Democratic Member of the Finance Committee and sponsor of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

    Brad Hoylman, NYS Senator, Democratic Member of the Environmental Conservation Committee

    Bethany Yarrow, musician

    Linda Rosenthal, NYS Assembly Member, Subcommittee on Renewable Energy

    Jon Forster, DC 37

    Lawrence Jennings, GreenFaith Interfaith Partner

    “Earth Restoration,” performance piece by Catherine Skopic with representatives from environmental organizations.

    Please click here for the Facebook Event. Please help us spread the word and share it with your friends and lists and ask everyone to come and join us at the Earth Day NYC rally at Foley Square.

  • Awake
    20:45-23:00
    2017.04.22
    Tribeca Film Festival 13 Laight St Ste 17, New York, New York 10013
    Tribeca Film Festival 13 Laight St Ste 17, New York, New York 10013

    Join us at the Tribeca Film Festival on EARTH DAY!

    The premiere will feature an opening prayer from Douglas Good Feather, live performance from Prolific The Rapper and conversation with filmmakers: Josh FoxMyron DeweyJames Spione and Floris White Bull.

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  • Trump-Bannon Impeachment Party
    23:00-02:00
    2017.04.23-2017.04.24
    Times Square
    Times Square

    The “Trump/Bannon Impeachment Party” is not only a celebratory event to wish Trump-Bannon (an inevitable) farewell, but an opportunity to recognize some of the greatest achievements that have unfolded during their reign, particularly to American society, such as: alternative facts, the snowflake and small hand phenomena, fake news and their unparalleled high stamina (HRC could never).

    Date: TBD; give or take April 1st
    Time: Midnight of impeachment date
    Location: Times Square (upon approval of permits)

    Invite your friends; liberals and conservatives, why not?

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  • John Jay EcoCinema Cafe 3 Day Film Marathon
    08:00-21:00
    2017.04.24-2017.04.26
    John Jay College
    John Jay College

    John Jay College, leader in educating for justice, is turning to  sustainability and environmental justice – the defining issues of our time!

    Independent filmmakers look at a complex situation and tell the story in human and powerful ways to which we can all relate.  The films  included in the festival are designed not only to entertain, but to build awareness, and to inspire dialog, the first steps towards taking action.

    The EcoCinema Cafe is sponsored by the program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, and the College’s Sustainability Council, and brought to John Jay College by tthe Environmental Education Fund (EEF).

    Please visit http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/ecocinema-cafe-marathon-film-festival for more information.

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  • Helen Rosenthal Town Hall
    18:00-20:00
    2017.04.25
    Center at West Park, 165 West 86th Street.
    Center at West Park, 165 West 86th Street.

    Representatives from over a dozen city agencies, including the Departments of Buildings, Sanitation and Parks, will be present, as will the New York City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration and ConEd.

    Submit your questions in advance to ensure they are answered.This is your opportunity to speak face to face with government agencies.

    I’ll also be announcing the winners of Participatory Budgeting at my Town Hall! The votes are in and this year’s District 6 Participatory Budgeting project competition was our most successful to date. 3,111 residents voted for their favorite community initiatives, compared to 2,167 last year. Almost a thousand more residents voted!

    RSVP for my 2017 Town Hall in advance. And, don’t forget to add a question you would like answered. See you next Tuesday!

    Warmly,
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  • INDIGENOUS WOMEN RESISTANCE to CLIMATE JUSTICE GLOBAL PaneI & Reception
    18:00-20:00
    2017.04.26
    Church Center – 2nd floor 777 United Nations Plaza (44th street & First Avenue)
    Church Center – 2nd floor 777 United Nations Plaza (44th street & First Avenue)

    The event will provide the opportunity to engage in a strategic conversation about climate justice organizing across movements and will build ties between US-based organizing on climate justice and the global Indigenous women’s movement, uplifting Indigenous women’s perspectives and solutions. 
  • WINONA LADUKE Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All
    18:30-20:30
    2017.04.26

    The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world’s resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention into other people’s lands. That’s what’s going on. —Winona LaDuke

    On the 96th day of the Trump Era, we welcome Anishinaabekwe activist, writer, and political leader Winona LaDuke to help us understand this moment in history and speak about ongoing efforts toward social, cultural, and environmental justice. LaDuke will address the interrelated issues of energy, food sovereignty, Native Rights, and an economics for the 99%. And she’ll offer ideas about what we can do to come together, address climate justice, and move North America toward a sustainable, post-carbon economy.

    Presenters: The Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University

    Hosts: NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, American Indian Community House, and American Indian Law Alliance

    Co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum; NYU Department of Nutrition and Food Studies; NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs; NYU Center for the Humanities; Urban Democracy Lab; Institute for Public Knowledge; NYU Department of History; NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis; NYU Department of Environmental Studies; NYU Department of Art and Public Policy; Lenape Center; Eagle & Condor Community Center; Red Earth Studio Consulting/Productions; Na ‘Ōiwi NYC; Hālāwai; Climate Working Group; Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics; NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; NYU Department of Anthropology; NYU Sanctuary; Global South Center, Pratt Institute; Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School; and Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

    Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of indigenous economics and food and energy policy. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota and is the executive director of Honor the Earth (HtE). She co-founded HtE with the Indigo Girls as a platform to raise awareness of and money for indigenous struggles for environmental justice. She works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice alongside indigenous communities.

    In her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based non-profit organizations in the country. Globally and nationally, LaDuke is known as a leader in the issues of cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and sustainable food systems. She is one of the leaders in the work of protecting Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

    In 2007, in recognition of her leadership and community commitment, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. In 1994, she was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty. She has been awarded the 1996 Thomas Merton Award; was named Ms. Woman of the Year in 1997 with the Indigo Girls; and was given the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which in part she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project. The White Earth Land Recovery Project has won many awards, including the 2003 International Slow Food Award for Biodiversity in recognition of the organization’s work to protect wild rice from patenting and genetic engineering. LaDuke was a co-founder, and Board co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network for fifteen years, and maintains a significant role in international advocacy for indigenous people. This has included numerous presentations at United Nations forums.

    A graduate of Harvard and Antioch, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She also attended one year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Community Fellows Program. She is the author of six books, including Recovering the SacredAll Our Relations, as well as a novel, Last Standing Woman. Her newest work is The Winona LaDuke Chronicles. She is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.

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  • People’s Climate March in Washington D.C.
    All day
    2017.04.29
    1119-1125 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    1119-1125 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

    Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.

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