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5.15.2017

5/15/17: Your Weekly Activist Events Roundup

It’s that time of the week again: time to rally the troops and turn your anger into tangible action, with our Weekly Activist Events Roundup. NYC, here’s looking at you. From rallies and protests to all-day, all-inclusive conferences and forums (covering everything from healthcare to BLM), we’ve got it all. Take your pick (or attend them all for extra brownie points). It’s all hands on deck!

Monday, May 15

Inaugural NYC Young Democratic Socialists MeetingWhat: Attend the inaugural meeting of the New York City Young Democratic Socialists society to learn more about how to increase your involvement and stay informed. Plus, hear from Black Lives Matter Kenneth Shelton Jr. and the NYC Young Democratic Socialists founder, Rahel Biru, amongst others.

When: 5:30—6:30 PM

Where: Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY, 10065

For more info and the latest updates, click here.  

Tuesday, May 16

Climate, Jobs & Justice Accountability ForumWhat: Continue the resistance on a local level after last month’s People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C, and work to ensure that NYC’s elected officials stand on the right side of history by protecting the environment. Tuesday’s forum will highlight key local climate issues, explain what policy changes need to be made, and give tangible examples of how to take action today.

When: 5:30—8:30 PM

Where: Ethical Culture Society Concert Hall, 2 W 64th St, New York, NY, 10023

For more info and the latest updates, click here

Wednesday, May 17

NYAAF Presents “We’re Still Here”What: Hosted by the New York Abortion Access Fund, this panel will address two key issues currently under attack by the Trump administration: abortion access and immigration. Join the conversation as we assess how to best work for these affected communities as we fight for reproductive and immigrant justice.

When: 6:30—9 PM

Where: Planned Parenthood Long Island City, 21-41 45th Rd, Long Island City, NY, 11101

For more info and the latest updates, click here

Friday, May 19

Malcolm X Black Power MarchWhat: Join the Black Lives Matter NYC chapter for the Malcolm X Conference in honor of Black Panther Party leader Malcolm X. Events throughout the day; visit the Facebook event page for more information and a full itinerary.

When: 11 AM—9 PM

Where: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 W 125th St, New York, NY, 10027

Saturday, May 20

Immigrant Youth Empowerment ConferenceWhat: Attend the IYE Conference for a full day of resource sharing, community building, informative conversation, and empowering healing and organizational efforts. This is an annual event designed to build up the youth of New York City, regardless of immigration status.

When: 9 AM—5:45 PM

Where: Carmen Hall, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY, 10468

For more info and the latest updates, click here.

“Safe Travels: Privacy Rights at the Border”What: CryptoSquad NYC presents this free, accessible event at The Silent Barn on how to defend yourself and your rights to privacy at the border. Know your rights—whether you’re a journalist, citizen, or immigrant—and learn how to protect yourself online with cybersecurity.

When: 2 PM—4 PM

Where: The Silent Barn, 630 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

For more info and the latest updates, click here

Featured images via Saint Heron and malcolmx.com 

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