Public Policy

15 Jan 2016

The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Lessons from the Campaign to End the Racially Biased Marijuana Arrest Crusade in NYC

Friday, January 15, 2016 -
8:30am to 11:30am
In 1977, New York decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Yet between 1995 and 2010, the NYPD made more than 530,000 arrests for low-level possession, including 50,000 in 2010 alone.
18 Nov 2015

Policing Reform: Building on NYC Successes for a National Reform Movement

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 -
1:45pm to 3:30pm
In the past two years, Communities United for Policing Reform (CPR) has played a critical role in leading a campaign to pass landmark police accountability legislation in New York City and partnering with families of New Yorkers killed by police to...
04 Nov 2015

Sectoral Employment Strategies for Young Adults: Lessons for the New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
The long-term changes in the labor market have disproportionately impacted low-income young adults who do not graduate from high school or pursue post-secondary education. The quality of the second chance system has been questioned by many funders...
14 Jul 2015

Using Advocacy to Support Mission: What Your Foundation Can and Can’t Do, Can and Can’t Fund

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 -
2:45pm to 4:30pm
True or false: It’s permissible for your foundation to make grants that are used for public policy or legal advocacy Your foundation grants cannot fund nonprofits that advocate or lobby A 501 (h) election allows your foundation to...
25 Jun 2015

Nailing It: Building A National Movement of Nail Salon Workers

Thursday, June 25, 2015 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
On virtually every street corner in the city sits a nail salon, a burgeoning industry that glamorizes the fingertips of half the City’s residents. And behind the glam are women who most often are paid less than the cost of the bottle of nail polish...
16 Jun 2015

Creating and Seizing the Moment: School Discipline and School Safety Reform in New York City

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
*Registration for this session has reached capacity. If you'd like to be added to our waitlist, please email: register@philanthropynewyork.org * After years of advocacy by young people, parents, educators, and communities, New York...
19 May 2015

Economic Inequality and Mobility: Looking at the Evidence to Inform Philanthropy’s Actions

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -
9:15am to 11:15am
Since the economic downturn of 2008, increasing media attention on income inequality and its effects on our society has turned up the volume on the public conversation. But has the coverage actually increased the philanthropic sector’s understanding...

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