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Derailing Trump’s Agenda: Protecting our Rights and Democracy
March 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pmFree
Join us at “The Trump Effect? Women Lead the Resistance to Defend Civil Rights and Democracy”, our first out of three public education events for our Rise Up Act Up NOW series on Thursday, March 22nd. We want to cut through the news tsunami to find out how the Trump administration is affecting our civil liberties and democracy. Together, we can rise up and resist NOW!
This event will be an empowering conversation about the role of women in leading the fight for civil rights in our nation today. We will discuss some sobering setbacks and policy changes quickly and quietly being enacted under the Trump administration — from lifting bans on toxic pesticides to stacking the federal appeals courts with white, anti-choice judges, Trump’s actions are receiving little media coverage. Yet, we are seeing an unprecedented surge in civic engagement and a dynamic women’s movement leading the resistance. The Trump administration’s attempts to divide Americans with bigotry and hatred have sparked a unified movement to push for transformative changes and equality for all.
We envision this event to be an interactive, thought-provoking discussion with civil rights leaders, advocates, and experts. We’ll brainstorm tips and tools on how to proactively defend our rights and our democracy before it’s too late.
David Cay Johnston, author of “It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America”; tax law professor at Syracuse University
Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Moderator: Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women-NYC
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This event is free to the public.
More speakers to be announced soon.