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4.3.2017

4/3/17: Your Weekly Activist Events Roundup

The inaugural week of April has arrived and with it, true Spring weather. And with that, you’ve guessed it… more events to channel your voice and demand your rights. This week we bring forth everything from street rallies and protests to a chichi fundraising fashion show. The options are endless, but we’ve put together our own weekly roundup with events you should all be adding to your cal. Take a peak at the list below.

Monday, April 3: Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2017What: Dubbing itself the unofficial “kick-off” to the LGBT fundraising season, you know that the Jeffrey Fashion Cares auction benefit and runway show have you in for a good time and a good cause. This philanthropic night of fashion will be raising money for three LBGT charities: Elton John AIDS Foundation, Lambda Legal, and the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Though it is tonight, there are still last minute tickets available here. We know they’re pricey, but think about all that good karma. Side note, it’s being held on a US Navy Ship…

When: 7PM – 10PM

Where: USS Intrepid

For more info and updates, click here.

Tuesday, April 4: Our Voices: Trans Stories, Trans Justice, Trans ResiliencyWhat: While the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming communities remain compromised, their strength and resilience remain steady. The Barnard Center for Research on Women is hosting a film screening and panel that aims to highlight the heritage of trans leadership and progression through sharing the works of several activists.

When: 6PM – 8PM

Where: Barnard Center for Research on Women, 101 Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

For more info and updates, click here. 

Friday, April 7: Reproductive RiotWhat: New York University’s WYSE Organization is hosting a night of political activism and feminist fun. The event will feature several keynote speeches and a number of action-based activities brought forth by Planned Parenthood, NOW-NYC and Bedsider to name a few. In case that’s not enough to motivate you, there will also be a Trump doll and boxing gloves in this space full of passionate activists… we’ll let you connect the dots. The event is open to everyone, but non-NYU students must RSVP here.

When: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Where: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

For more info and updates, click here

Saturday, April 8: Anti-Street Harrassment Rally 2017What: Hollaback!, a global movement that works towards ending harassment and is operated by grassroots activists, has organized a rally for all victims of street harassment to stand up for themselves and with each other. With rising occurrences of violence towards marginalized people in terms of gender, religion and sexuality, this event proves pertinent and vital to the basis of activism.

When: 2PM – 4PM

Where: Tompkins Square Park, 500 E 9th Street, New York, NY 10014

For more info and updates, click here

Sunday, April 9: No Ban No Wall VigilWhat: Non-profit organization, Amnesty Brooklyn, has organized a vigil to honor the 180,000,000 individuals from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen who have been harmfully affected by the Executive Order that has banned those from the aforementioned countries. 1,800 candles will be lit, each representing 1,000 people of the six nations. Join the day of action to shed light, figuratively and literally.

When: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, New York, NY 11201

For more info and updates, click here

Images via Eventbrite and Facebook; lead graphic by Jordan Levinson

Stay tuned to Milk for more on how to get involved, in NYC and beyond.

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