Tag Archives: activism

Dec 31, 2017
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Monica Weiss and Richard Koral
The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community that has been dedicated to social justice and education since its founding in 1876. At a time when other nonprofit institutions, including major universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia, have failed to divest and have so far failed to rebuild their curricula with […]
by Emily Rutland
20th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
A Tool for Justice: Fútbol as a Social Arena
The role of sports as a social tool is marked by the ways in which athletes challenge the structure of the game through their own representation within and beyond the field. This conversation, focusing on fútbol, aims to expand upon how the game is a critical and aesthetic tool that links indigenous heritage with current […]
by Luke McGinty
15th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
What Will Be Different? A Conversation on Artist-Activists in a Changing America
Day 3 of WE ARE THE PEOPLE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR: A Festival of Visionary Ideas, Activism & Arts July 13, 14 & 15, 2017 New York Live Arts · The 8th Floor · Queens Museum Presented By ArtPlace America + Creative Capital + Fractured Atlas + United States Artists + Caribbean Cultural Center African […]
by Luke McGinty
12th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate, Jobs and Justice Accountability Forum
Let's translate the energy of the People's Climate March and the Trump resistance into political impact in NYC: join a mass people's interview of NYC Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate James and Comptroller Stringer. Come learn about the issues, and then hear our city's leaders' views, question them on the big issues, hold them accountable, and urge them to take the bold policy action we need!
by Angie Koo
29th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
People's Climate Movement
Join the Peoples Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.
by Angie Koo
22nd Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
March for Science New York City
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
by Angie Koo
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Citizen's Climate Lobby Brooklyn Chapter Startup Meeting
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization pushing for political action on climate change. Come join us as we (re)start up CCL's Brooklyn chapter, and get to work pushing for sensible climate action policy at the local, state and national level.
by Angie Koo
8th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NY Renews: the NYC Town Hall
NY Renews is an unprecedented statewide coalition of 90+ organizations fighting for climate policies grounded in equity and justice for communities and working people. This year we are asking all New York State elected officials to stand with their constituents and their communities and not with the big polluters. It's time to tackle the climate crisis and pass the nation’s most ambitious climate legislation, the New York Climate and Community Protection Act -- a bill that will move New York’s economy off of fossil fuels entirely in the next 34 years, create thousands of good jobs, and give real protection to workers and low-income communities.
by Richard Reiss
14th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan General Meeting
Join members of Upper Manhattan's food community, including healthy food advocates, activists, consumers, producers and scholars to discuss our food environment. This session's panel will focus on youth food justice programs that empower youth to make a positive change in Upper Manhattan's food environment.
by Angie Koo
6th-8th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Votes Get Out the Vote Phone Bank
NYC Votes runs a Get Out the Vote program reminding New Yorker to head to the polls and vote on Election Day. GOTV will run from Sunday, November 6 through Tuesday, November 8. Call new voters to encourage them to vote in the General Election.
by Angie Koo
4th-8th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NextGen Climate Get Out the Vote
Help us call identified pro-climate action voters in the battleground states to ensure they know when, where, and how to vote!
by Angie Koo
27th Apr 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
The New New York Activists: Urban Green Innovators
To mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Museum of the City of New York will discuss how citizens, entrepreneurs, and policy makers are making an impact on our city's environment, today and for the future.
by Madeleine Levin
Oct 2, 2014
Reflections on the People's Climate March
Four City Atlas interns and the editor reflect on their experiences at the People's Climate March.
by City Atlas
17th Jul 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Engaging Artists Workshop: Artist as Activist
Paula Segal of 596 Acres and artists whose practice bridges the gap between art and activism will talk about their work during a workshop at Judson Memorial Church.
by Gabriela Kappes
Jan 29, 2014
Pete Seeger: Sailing the Hudson in the name of activism
Pete Seeger launched the sloop Clearwater in 1969 to clean up the Hudson River. Join him and the rest of his crew as they help create the next generation of environmental leaders to preserve and protect our earth.
by Jason Diaz
Aug 5, 2013
Diogenes searches for answers from Google
Public critiques and counter-campaigns have drawn attention to Google's corporate slogan "Don't be evil," pointing out their hypocrisy and subverting the slogan with the protest rally: "Don't fund evil."
by Kathy Zhang
5th Feb 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
Divesting from Fossil Fuels: A Conversation with Bill McKibben and NYC Students
A discussion between climate change scientist Bill McKibben and NYC students about the value of institutional divestment in fossil fuel industries.
by Taylor Seidel
Oct 21, 2012
NYC Surfrider and 5 Gyres say: anyone can clean up the planet
5 Gyres is an organization that takes the issue of plastic waste head on with their movable sailboat lab. The crew has temporarily moved on shore for an East Coast bike tour to spread the word about cleaning up the oceans.
by Hallie Miller