WCC holds workshops and conversations about timely civic engagement topics.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Civic Matters Workshop: Unleashing Your Voice
Attendees participated in improv-based and public speaking activities to empower them to express themselves with confidence, conviction, and authenticity with Jasmine Wilson.
Participants learned and practiced the fundamentals of storytelling and discussed the challenges and resources to strengthen their skills
THURSDAY JUNE 17, 2021
Civic Matters Workshop: Election Season is Here: Come & Learn What’s New!
Attendees learned about ranked choice voting and participated in a Q&A and discussion about voting and elections. The workshop was led by Deneisha Thompson and featured guest speaker Aarati Cohly from DemocracyNYC.
Please see the Voting Resource Toolkit created by WCC, DemocracyNYC, and the New York City Civic Engagement Commission here.
THURSDAY MAY 20, 2021
Civic Matters Workshop: Know Your Rights!
In this Civic Matters workshop, we took a short journey through the history of race and gender in politics in the United States to explain the roots of common inequities that impact women every day, provided information about one’s basic rights (like protesting and voting), and shared things one can do to contribute to meaningful change.
Please see the Know Your Rights toolkit here.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 21, 2021
Civic Matters Workshop: Sip and Learn: Everyday Actions Everyone Can Take to Make Change
A fun and casual conversation about civics where attendees learned what it is, why it matters, and how they can make a difference in their families and communities. Participants were able to connect with other like-minded women and gain resources.
Please see corresponding civic engagement resources here.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2020
Civic Matters: Voting Workshop
A discussion about 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.