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2022 Law and Society Award Event

March 8, 2022  Join us for our 29th Annual Law & Society Award Event on March 8, 2022 honoring John J. Suydam, Senior Partner and Chief Legal Officer at Apollo Global Management, and Debo P. Adegbile, Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP. NYLPI’s...

NYLPI’s Win For Sports Equity Will Increase Access to After-School Sports

The preliminary settlement agreement reached between NYLPI, the NYC Department of Education (DOE), and the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) to increase access to after-school sports has been a massive victory in health and racial equity for Black and Latinx...

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anodyne quotations and declarations seem to pervade the remembrances of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth. Many institutions and lawmakers, across the political spectrum, will purport to celebrate Dr. King’s life while doing nothing to emulate his work. In 2010 at...

NY Renews Statement on the 2022 State of the State Address

NY Renews Statement on the 2022 State of the State Address

BREAKING: In response to Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address, NY Renews, the statewide coalition of more than 300 organizations that was the force behind passage of the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), released a statement...

Columbus Ties Climate Goals To Racial Justice

Columbus Ties Climate Goals To Racial Justice

WOSU NPR COLUMBUS | DECEMBER 2021 Last month, the city of Columbus, Ohio unveiled the city’s Climate Action Plan. This radical plan aims not only to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, but to address the environmental racism that shamefully makes up the city’s...

NYLPI and Co-Counsel File Federal Class Action to Remove Police as First Responders to Mental Health Crises

For Immediate Release: December 29, 2021 Contacts: David Kang 347-515-3311 [email protected]             Coalition Sues Mayor de Blasio for Failing to Provide a Safe, Non-Police Response to New Yorkers Experiencing Mental Health Crises NYPD has routinely violated...


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