New York Conference Schedule

 

Friday, October 21, 2016
 

Location: The New School (University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York City)

6:00-6:30

Opening Remarks
Gustavo Rivera (New York State Senator, 33rd District – the Bronx) 
Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action) 

 

6:30-7:30

Keynote: "Racial Justice and the Right to Vote in 2016"
Cornell Brooks (President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP)



 

Location: Tortaria (94 University Place, New York City) 

8:00-9:30

Cocktails
Cash bar

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016
 

Location: The New School (University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York City)

10:00-10:30am

Registration and Coffee

10:30-10:40am Welcoming Remarks
Anthony Chase (Director of Programs, Humanity in Action)
Michael Schober (Professor and Associate Provost for Research, The New School)

10:40-11:00am

"Hope and the Seeds of Democracy"
 Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

 

11:00-12:15pm

Keynote: "15 Years After 9/11 – What Have We Learned About Terror and Liberty?"
Karen J. Greenberg (Director, Center on National Security, Fordham University) 

 

12:15-1:30pm Lunch with Eat Offbeat
 
1:30-4:00pm

Breakout Sessions I

1. City Tour: "Inequality and Occupy Wall Street" (Financial District)
• Michael Pellagatti (Occupy activist and educator)

2. Site Visit: "Reflections on 9/11 and the Memorial" (Financial District)
• Joe Delaney (Director, Deloitte)

3. City Tour: "Stonewall and the LGBT Rights Movement in New York City" (Greenwich Village)
• Rick Landman (New York Law School) 

4. City Tour: "Rising Sea Levels in New York – Climate Change and Resiliency Planning"
• Richard Reiss (Founder, City Atlas) with Phil Khan, Angie Koo and Marlyn Martínez

5. City Tour: “Rhetoric and Restriction: The History of Immigration in New York” (Lower East Side) 
• Anna Duensing (Yale University; Tenement Museum; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

6. Workshop: "How To Make the Ask – Fundraising and Development with Humanity in Action Board Members"
• Marnie Imhoff (Vice-President of Development, The Rockefeller University)
• Brian Stout (Senior Strategy Consultant, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

7. "Drug Policy and The War on Drugs: Race, Class and the Politics of Mass-Criminalization"
• Kassandra Frederique (State Director - New York, Drug Policy Alliance)

  

4:00-4:30pm Break

4:30-6:00pm

Breakout Sessions II

1. Panel: "Rethinking Poverty and Opportunity in the United States"
• Darrick Hamilton (Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, The New School)
• Clara Chow (Director of Strategy, Jackson Hewitt; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Jesse Myerson (Journalist, Jacobin and Rolling Stone)
• Moderator: Robert Friedman (Senior Editor, Bloomberg News; Humanity in Action American Planning Board Member)

2. "Behind the Scene 2016: Campaigning with Hillary for America, the NAACP and MoveOn.org"
• Danielle Goonan (‎Senior Manager II, Grant Portfolios, Walmart Foundation; Organizer, Hillary For America; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Devon Crawford (NAACP-Humanity in Action Fellow; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Justin Krebs (Campaign Director, MoveOn.org; Founder, Living Liberally; Board Member, Humanity in Action)

3. "The Future of the Party: Reflections from a Former GOP Insider"
• Jimmy LaSalvia (Co-founder and former Executive Director of GOProud)

4. "Donald J. Trump and U.S. Presidential History"
• Ron Chernow (Pulitzer Prize-winning historian; Humanity in Action Board Member)

5. "Undocumented Migration and the Humanitarian Crisis on the U.S.-Mexico Border"
• Chelsea Halstead (Deputy Director, Colibrí Center for Human Rights; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

6. "Gun Violence and Reform in America’s Cities"
• Isaac Bloom (National Organizing Director, Everytown for Gun Safety) 

 

6:00-6:30pm

Closing Remarks
Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action) 

 

 

Location: San Marino Restaurant (66 Charlton Street, New York City)



Fellow and Senior Fellow Reunion Dinner

7:00-7:30pm

Welcome Drinks

8:00-9:00pm

Dinner