Program Schedule


Friday, October 21, 2016

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


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



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) 


Cash bar


Saturday, October 22, 2016

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


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)


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



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

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


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"
• 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,; 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) 



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


Welcome Drinks