New York Conference Schedule

The following was the schedule for Humanity in Action's 2013 New York Conference. Conference events were held at The New School and surrounding areas from September 20-21, 2013.

Friday, September 20


Location: Times Square, New York City
Optional visit to Steve Lambert's exhibition "Capitalism Works for Me!" at the Crossing the Line Festival


Location: Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, New York City
Humanity in Action Comedy Night, in partnership with Laughing Liberally

Saturday, September 21


Location: The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City
Breakfast and Registration


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

10:15-11:15 Opening Keynote

"ReWired for Change: A Conversation with Sonja Sohn"
Sonja Sohn
Actress; Activist; Founder and CEO, ReWired for Change
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

Breakout Groups

"Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs"

Saskia Bruysten
Co-Founder & CEO, Yunus Social Business

"Storytelling with The Moth"
Larry Rosen, Micaela Blei and Dawn Fraser
Community Education Program, The Moth

1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Solutions Salons
3:00-4:15 Breakout Groups

"All Successful Activism is Creative Activism"

Steve Lambert
Artist; Assistant Professor, SUNY Purchase

"Islands of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia and the Global Struggle for Human Rights"
David Vine
Author; Associate Professor, American University

4:15-4:35 Coffee Break

Closing Keynote Panel

Senior Fellows in Action: Lessons in Active Citizenship from the Humanity in Action Community"

  • Matt Bowlby
    Internally Displaced Persons Returns Officer, International Organization for Migration; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow
  • Matt Haney
    School Board Member, San Francisco Unified School District; Adjunct Professor, Stanford Design School (; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow
  • Joseph Kaifala
    Founder, Jeneba Project Inc.; Co-founder, Sierra Leone Memory Project; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow
  • Brian Stout
    Senior Policy Analyst, USAID; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow
  • Catherine Zinnel
    District Director, Office of Council Member Brad Lander, New York City Council; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow

    Danielle Goonan
    Senior Associate, Clinton Global Initiative; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow


Closing Remarks

Location: The Crooked Knife, 29 East 30th Street, New York City
Senior Fellows Reunion Dinner
This event is open to all Humanity in Action Senior Fellows and invited guests


Welcome Drinks