Table Talk Events

Table Talk: Lunch and Dialogue for Civic Change

In 2020 WCC held a series of curated conversations about civic engagement. WCC lifetime supporter (Grace) Angela Henry served as moderator for the majority of discussions.

(Grace) Angela Henry, Moderator

 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 2020

Spirit Tawfiq, WomensActivism.NYC
A conversation about the power of storytelling and WomensActivism.NYC’s goal to collect 20,000 stories by the end of 2020 to honor the anniversary of women winning the right to vote.

 

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2020

L. Joy Williams, Brooklyn NAACP and Wendy Weiser, Brennan Center
A conversation about the aftermath of the 2020 Election including next steps for the country and city; civic engagement beyond the ballot; and where to go from here.

 

 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Kym Hampton, New York Liberty WNBA player and Wennie Chin, New York Immigration Coalition
A conversation about the 2020 Election, voting plans and a live Get Out the Vote phone banking session.

 

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020

Ming Peiffer, Playwright and Whitney White, Director
A conversation about the play Finish the Fight and the forgotten women of the Suffrage movement.

 

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020

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 Our City, Our Vote, a coalition of nonprofits, activists, and politicians hoping to bring noncitizen municipal voting to New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY MAY 21, 2020

Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Chair/Executive Director of the NYC Civic Engagement Commission
A conversation about the challenges of civic engagement during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020

Jacqueline M. Ebanks, Executive Director of the New York Commission of Gender Equity
A conversation about discussed the challenges women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential long-term implications to their lives.

 

 

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Julie Menin, Director of the NYC Census
A conversation about the importance of the 2020 Census.