Despair is Not a Political Strategy

Thursday, April 20, 2017  4:00pm - 6:00pm Jerome Greene Annex

Leading Advocates Discuss Current Policy Campaigns to Protect New York's Most Vulnerable

All eyes have been on the chaos in Washington, and on the ways that the changing federal policy scene has affected or might affect immigrants, refugees, LGBT people, racial and ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups in the United States. In this panel, leading community organizers will describe current policy advocacy work in New York, focusing on specific legislative targets that could buffer the impact of the new administration’s agenda. At the conclusion of the formal panel, there will be time for discussion as well as opportunities for those in attendance to sign up to get involved with the work that these organizers are doing.


KATHARINE BODDE, Policy Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union

CHARLENE GOSSETT NAVARRO, Regional Outreach Manager at the New York Immigration Coalition

YUL SAN LIEM, Co-Director of The Justice Committee, a Voting Member Organization of the Communities United for Police Reform (CUPR)

JOSE SCHIFFINO, Long Island Popular Education Coordinator at the Rural & Migrant Ministry

PETE SIKORA, New York Communities for Change


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