Take a look at the events WCC held in 2020:
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 2020
Table Talk Online: Celebrating Women’s Activism
The conversation about the power of storytelling and WomensActivism.NYC featured Spirit Tawfiq and their goal to collect 20,000 stories by the end of 2020 to honor the anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State in 1917 and in the United States in 1920. Participants learned about this historic opportunity to collect untold stories about amazing NYC women and get guidance about how to write and submit their own stories. Watch the powerful conversation and read more about the Table Talk.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2020
Table Talk Online: An Election is One Day, but Civic Engagement is Every Day
L. Joy Williams, Brooklyn NAACP and Wendy Weiser, Brennan Center
The conversation featured L. Joy Williams, and Wendy Weiser. They discussed the aftermath of the 2020 Election including the next steps for the country and city; civic engagement beyond the ballot; and where to go from here. Watch the conversation and read more about the Table Talk.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2020
Table Talk Online: “Final Call” GOTV Phone Bank Kym Hampton, New York Liberty WNBA player and Wennie Chin, New York Immigration Coalition
The conversation with Kym Hampton, WNBA/NY Liberty Legend discussed the importance of voting, what is at stake in this election, and what we can expect after the final polls close, followed by a live Get Out the Vote phone banking session. Read more about the Table Talk.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2020
Civic Matters: Voting Workshop
Attendees discussed issues surrounding voting, creating a voting plan, gaining knowledge about voting rights, and learning how to get involved in voter outreach and voter advocacy. Participants learned about the importance of voting, the role of voter suppression, and how to vote in 2020 and beyond. Find a personalized NYC voting plan and corresponding resources for voting and participation.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020
Table Talk Online. Finish the Fight Rewriting the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Ming Peiffer, Playwright and Whitney White, Director
The conversation about the play Finish the Fight and the forgotten women of the Suffrage movement featured playwright Ming Peiffer and Director Whitney White. Watch the conversation and read more about the Table Talk.
WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020
Table Talk Online: Help More New Yorkers Vote!
Honorable Ydanis Rodriguez, Theresa Thanjan, New York Immigration Coalition, and Yafa Dias, Arab American Association of NY
A conversation about voting rights, current legislation, and the Our City, Our Vote, a coalition of nonprofits, activists, and politicians hoping to bring noncitizen municipal voting to New York City. Speakers were campaign leaders that included New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Theresa Thanjan, and Yafa Dias. Participants learned about the New York City Council legislation, which was introduced by Council Member Rodríguez in January 2020; why it’s important; who it affects; and how to take action to support it. Watch the conversation and read more about the Table Talk.
TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2020
Census Ambassador Training
In collaboration with Census Counts, League of Women Voters NYC, NY Counts 2020, and the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), WCC was proud to present a Census Ambassador Training session, led by Census Counts. More than 30 participants learned census facts, contemplated the best way to communicate the importance of the census, and brainstormed ways to engage their own networks. Watch the training and read more about the training.
THURSDAY MAY 21, 2020
Table Talk Online: Civic Engagement During and After COVID-19
Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Chair/Executive Director of the NYC Civic Engagement Commission
The conversation with Dr. Sarah Sayeed discussed the challenges of civic engagement during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read more about the Table Talk here.
THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020
Table Talk Online: Impact of COVID-19 on Women
Jacqueline M. Ebanks, Executive Director of the New York Commission of Gender Equity
The conversation with Jacqueline M. Ebanks, former Executive Director of WCC and current Executive Director of the Commission on Gender Equity, Office of the Mayor, The City Of New York, discussed the challenges women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential long-term implications to their lives. You can read more about the Table Talk here.
FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2020
International Women’s Day on The Plaza on NBC’s Today Show
WCC proudly celebrated International Women’s Day on The Plaza along with many inspiring advocates—including model and activist Karlie Kloss. Read more about WCC’s appearance on the Today Show here.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020
Table Talk: Julie Menin, Director of the NYC Census
The conversation focused on the 2020 Census and addressed the importance of counting women and girls to ensure they receive a fair share of political representation. You can read more about the Table Talk here.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22, 2020
WCC Founders’ Day: Frances Perkins Film Screening & Discussion
WCC Founders’ Day was a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote and screen a new film spotlighting Frances Perkins — one of the Women’s City Club of New York’s founding members.
SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 2020
2020 Women’s March in NYC
The March raised awareness about gender equity, to strengthen women’s collective power, and to combat division and hate.