NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
L2.85
Timeslot: 
Session A: Friday, June 1st: 4:00 - 5:50pm
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Description: 
The two party system has proven time and time again that it does not work for the masses. How do we get young progressive minds into elected office that have grassroots communities goals and objectives as a mandate? How do we engage in Participatory Democracy, while lifting up feminist and queer ideologies and transforming power.

Participants

Susanna Blankley is the Coalition Coordinator for the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, which is made up of more than 65 tenant advocate groups, tenant organizing groups, faith based groups, academics, and legal services providers throughout the New York City. While the Director of CASA (Community... Read more
Cofounder and member of the Leadership Committee of the Take Back the Land Movement and a staff volunteer at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). After losing his job in 2001, he spent two years homeless on the streets of Miami and ten months in a New York City shelter. He... Read more
Cofounder and member of the Leadership Committee of the Take Back the Land Movement and a staff volunteer at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). After losing his job in 2001, he spent two years homeless on the streets of Miami and ten months in a New York City shelter. He... Read more
State Assembly Member Harvey Epstein represents the East Side of Manhattan, including the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, East Village, Alphabet City, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Murray Hill, Tudor City and the United Nations. Harvey has been a public interest lawyer in New York... Read more
Director of Membership and Communications at the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives, the trade association of worker-owned business in the New York metropolitan area and the local affiliate of the USFWC. Born and raised in San Juan Puerto Rico, he moved to the New York City more than a... Read more