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2022 Law and Society Awards Luncheon

March 8, 2022  Join us for our 29th Annual Law & Society Awards Luncheon 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 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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City & State: Smokestacks Loom Over Clean Energy Plan

City & State: Smokestacks Loom Over Clean Energy Plan

CITY & STATE | JANUARY 2022 The smokestacks of the Ravenswood Generating Station in Queens are the next focus in environmental activists’ plans to put an end to the environmental racism that continues to plague the city through air pollution. Environmental Justice...

Join NYLPI January 25 for Climate Can’t Wait Mobilization

Join NYLPI January 25 for Climate Can’t Wait Mobilization

The 2022 budget season is right around the corner, and we’re letting Governor Hochul and the legislature know that #ClimateCan’tWait.  NYLPI is part of Climate Can’t Wait 2022, a coalition of over 30 organizations committed to mobilizing support for a comprehensive...

WBAI Radio: Ruth Lowenkron on Baerga v. the City of New York

WBAI Radio: Ruth Lowenkron on Baerga v. the City of New York

NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron made an appearance on WBAI Radio in an interview discussing the class-action lawsuit Baerga v. the City of New York. Lowenkron discussed the events that led to the lawsuit, how the NYPD repeatedly fails New Yorkers...

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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