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22 Jan 2020

Now is the Time: Staking a Claim in Tackling Gun Violence

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
High rates of gun violence are an undeniable tragedy of life in today’s America. And while mass shootings grab the headlines, everyday gun violence in our most vulnerable communities is no less a pressing concern. How can philanthropy play a...
03 Dec 2019

Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap: A Life Cycle Approach

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The factors limiting a woman’s abilty to build and preserve wealth are interconnected throughout her life, so why aren’t the solutions? Research shows that a “one-size fits all” approach to closing the women’s wealth gap is infective. In...
03 Dec 2019

Moving Justice Forward: Perspectives from Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -
8:30am to 10:00am
What is the role of a 21 st century prosecutor? Join us for a conversation with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. about his office’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII) -- $250 million investment in transformative projects that...
07 Nov 2019

Redistricting in 2021: Will the Fair Map Movement Catch On?

Thursday, November 7, 2019 -
11:30am to 2:00pm
In 2014, New York voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing a bipartisan commission for both U.S. congressional and NY State legislative redistricting. New York’s new redistricting process is untested , and there are major questions...
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16 Oct 2019

Who is Poor in NYC? Hint: Many More People Than You Think

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Since its introduction in 2000, the Self-Sufficiency Standard has shifted the conversation from poverty to self-sufficiency and informed advocacy efforts, such as expanding tax credits for working households, reducing fares for low-income riders,...
10 Oct 2019

Uniting US: Challenging Fear and Standing Up for Humanity

Thursday, October 10, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
It is physically and emotionally taxing to keep up with the Administration’s near daily and inhumane actions targeting asylum seekers at our southern border. These political stunts whether on social media or through executive action have dire...
24 Jul 2019

A Post-Victory Breakfast Briefing on Congestion Pricing & the Road Ahead

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Thanks in large part to the generous support of the New York funding community, a highly organized and powerful coalition of over 150 business, labor, good government, environmental and justice organizations, secured passage of a robust congestion...
25 Jun 2019

A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention - A Webinar Hosted by GCIR

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
When families and unaccompanied children seeking asylum at the border and long-time residents living in our communities are detained by immigration enforcement, they are most often sent to privately owned and operated prisons and detention centers...
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13 Jun 2019

Utilizing TANF for Families Experiencing Homelessness - A Webinar Hosted by Funders Together to End Homelessness

Thursday, June 13, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program acts as a time limited program to assists families with children when the parents or other responsible relatives cannot provide for the family’s basic needs. Some states are making strides...

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