New York Conference Schedule

 

Friday, October 20, 2017
 

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

5:30-6:00pm

Registration

6:00-6:30pm

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

6:30-7:30pm

Keynote: "Georgia On Our Minds: A Political, Economic and Civil Rights Microcosm"
Tanya Washington (Program Director – Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship | Professor of Law – Georgia State University, College of Law)



 Location: Linen Hall (101 3rd Ave, New York City

7:45-9:30pm

Cocktails
Cash bar

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
 

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

10:00-10:30am

Registration and Coffee

10:30-10:35am Welcoming Remarks
Anthony Chase (Director of Programs – Humanity in Action)
10:35-10:45am

Humanity in Action Action Project Short Films

10:45-11:00am

Action Project Presentation: "My 100 Day Plans"
Michael Kunichika (Associate Professor of Russian – Amherst College | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and Board Member)

11:00am-12:15pm

Keynote: "California: Oracle or Outlier? Views From The Seat of 'The Progressive Resistance'"
Ben Allen (California State Senator, 26th District | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

12:15-2:15pm

Lunch

2:15-3:45pm

Breakout Sessions I

1. “Missouri: The Hands that Feed Us – When Liberal Student Activism Meets Conservative Electorates” 
• Ben Trachtenberg (Associate Professor of Law – University of Missouri, School of Law | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

2. “Virginia: Charlottesville and the Summer of Hate”
• Anna Duensing (PhD Candidate in History and African American Studies – Yale University | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

3. “Careers for the Social Good” 
• Christelle Onwu (Human Rights Specialist – New York City Commission on Human Rights)
• Amy Turner (Principal Attorney – Turner Legal PLLC | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Oscar Baez (U.S. Diplomat – Executive Secretariat’s Operations Center | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Moderator: Antje Scheidler (National Director (Germany) & International Director of European Programs – Humanity in Action)   

3:45-4:15pm Break
4:15-5:15pm

Breakout Sessions II

1. “United States: Hope for Advancing Environmental Justice in a Time of Federal Retraction”
• Ana Baptista (Assistant Professor and Associate Director for the Tishman Environmental and Design Center – The New School) 

2. “Washington State: Coalition Building on LGBT Health and Housing”
• Andy Post (Capitol Hill Housing-Humanity in Action Fellow| ‎Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Sophia Philip (Virginia Mason-Humanity in Action Fellow | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)  

3. "Texas: Transgender Rights and Bathroom Bill"
• Shelby Chestnut (National Organizing and Policy Strategist, Transgender Law Center)
 

5:15-5:45pm

Break

5:45-6:00pm

Action Project Presentation: "The Delta Collaborative"
• Emma Yip (Humanity in Action Fellow)
• Elena Ricciardi 

6:00-7:00pm

Keynote: "Ohio: ACLU Perspectives on Free Speech and Racial Justice"
• Mike Brickner (Senior Policy Director – ACLU of Ohio | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Julie Vainqueur (ACLU-Humanity in Action Fellow | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
• Ɓukasz Niparko (ACLU-Humanity in Action Fellow | Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 

7:00-7:15pm

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

 

Location: Cafe Loup (105 W 13th St, New York City)



Fellow and Senior Fellow Reunion Dinner

7:30-8:00pm

Welcome Drinks

8:00-9:00pm

Dinner