A Blueprint for Women’s Civic Engagement in New York City

June 15, 2021

WCC Releases A Blueprint for Women’s Civic Engagement in New York City: Toward a More Just and Equitable Democracy.

On June 15, 2021, WCC held an amazing panel with NYC leaders and almost 200 registrants. The discussion was led by Emmy-winning journalist Vivian Lee, and featuring three of NYC’s most respected leaders: Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq., Interim Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY; Ana L. Oliveira, President and CEO, New York Women’s Foundation; and, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Chair and Executive Director, NYC Civic Engagement Commission.

They discussed the systemic barriers to civic engagement and how all sectors can collaborate to ensure a more just and equitable city. New York City has the opportunity to be a national model for inclusive civic education and engagement.