All Access: An Exhibit exploring human rights, justice, and community actionJune 17, 2019
Justin D. Johnson
Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario (A.R.T.E.)
New Design High School Students
This group show of NYC-based artists will explore issues of environmental, disability, and immigrant justice. See how art can transform the conversation around community power.
And special Thanks to Shoestring Press for Live Screenprinting Support.
50% of all art sales will support the work of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Human Impacts Institute.
All Access is an exhibit designed and curated by the Human Impacts Institute.
June 27, 2019 5-8pm —register here—with drinks and artist talks.
Youth Activism Panel and Community Organizing 101 with Council Member Antonio Reynoso
July 17, 2019 4-7pm—register here—Our Youth-Led panel will feature bright young activists who inspire and propel change in their communities. Join us to learn more about their work and what you can do to enact activism in your local spaces.
Council member Reynoso (District 34) will deliver opening remarks, and panelists include:
- Obrian Rosario, Director of IntegrateNYC
- Toddossa Coleman, Youth Advocacy Corps.
- Sara DeSouza, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
- Spencer Berg, Climate Strike New York
- Moderated by Lucy Ivey, Founder and Host of Teens Speak Up Podcast
Building Equity in and through Transportation
July 18, 2019, 6-8pm—register here—Seventy-five percent of subway stations in New York City are inaccessible to people with disabilities. The paratransit system for people with disabilities who cannot utilize traditional mass transit — Access-A-Ride — fails hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers daily with excessive lateness, vehicle no-shows, and hours-long commutes. For-hire vehicles, taxis, buses, and ferries are also limited in the access they provide to the disability community. The impact is huge. New York is home to nearly 1 million persons with disabilities. Within the disability community, the unemployment rate is 41% – far below the city average.
Join New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and our panel of key experts and stakeholders to explore what New York is doing to improve the accessibility of public and para-transit, and what steps still need to be taken to ensure equality and parity for New Yorkers with disabilities.
Opening Remarks by McGregor Smyth, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and speakers include:
- Rachel Pardoe, Program Officer at New York Community Trust
- Colin Wright, Senior Advocacy Associate at TransitCenter
- Valerie Joseph, Organizer at Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled
- Ruth Lowenkron, Director of Disability Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Film Screening: Shake with Me Documentary and Q&A with Director Zack Grant and Featured Artist Debra Magid
July 25, 2019 6-8pm—register here—Join us for a film screening of Shake With Me, an official selection of the 2019 ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York and Toronto as a part of our ALL ACCESS programming.
Debra Magid is an artist and designer who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in 2012. In the fall of 2016, Debra agreed to let her son, Zack Grant, document the relationship between her art and her condition. What started as an exploration of Debra’s growth as an artist in the face of Parkinson’s Disease grew into a larger story of art, health, family and the will to cope.
The event will include a discussion with:
- Film director Zack Grant
- Featured artist Debra Magid
- Moderated by Bret Parker, Executive Director of the New York City Bar Association
Detained and Denied: Medical Legal Partnerships in Action
July 30, 2019 6-8pm—register here—Laura Redman, Director of NYLPI’s Health Justice Program will be joined by Dr. Chanelle Diaz, Dr. Jasdeep Mangat, and a person who was formerly detained to discuss the growing human rights crisis in federal immigration detention facilities.
Together, we will discuss the value of a medical-legal-community partnership and how it makes an impact on the health of people confined to immigration detention, their families, and communities.
Advancing Equity and Sustainability through Policy
NYLPI is dedicated to eliminating the unfair burden of environmental hazards borne by low-income communities and communities of color in the fight for environmental fairness in New York.
Learn how we can utilize innovative policy solutions to advance the goals of sustainability and equity. Featuring community leaders and workers living in the areas bearing the brunt of NYC’s waste processing system.
Council Member Donovan J. Richards, District 31
Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, New York City Environment Justice Alliance
Dior Doward, Founder, GreenFeen
Jen Chantrtanapichate, Activist, President and Founder, Cleanup North Brooklyn
Allan Henry, Organizer, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 813 (and former private sanitation worker)
Moderator: Melissa Iachan, Senior Staff Attorney and Lobbying Compliance Counsel, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
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