WCC regularly hosts and co-hosts curated conversations, workshops, and events about timely civic engagement topics.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25, 2021
Civic Matters Instagram Live: Our Stories: How We Started and Why Civics Matters
Attendees got to know the people behind Civic Matters, such as WCC Workshop Facilitator, Deneisha Thompson, and WCC Board Member, Dayanna Torres, about why civic engagement matters now more than ever for women in NYC.
Watch the Instagram Live here!
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.
Take a look at the Voting Resource Toolkit WCC made in collaboration with DemocracyNYC and the New York City Civic Engagement Commission here.
THURSDAY JUNE 17, 2021
Our City Our Vote Rally for One Million Voices
WCC joined elected officials, community members, and the Our City Our Vote Coalition for a rally in Corona, Queens. The coalition celebrated reaching 34 co-sponsors and called on the New York City Council to immediately schedule a hearing on Intro. 1867.
TUESDAY JUNE 15, 2021
Release of A Blueprint for Women’s Civic Engagement in New York City
The release of WCC’s groundbreaking report, A Blueprint for Women’s Civic Engagement in New York City: Toward a More Just and Equitable Democracy, and a discussion with Emmy-winning journalist Vivian Lee, 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.
You can watch the full video here.
THURSDAY MAY 20, 2021
Civic Matters Workshop: Know Your Rights!
An introduction to civic engagement, connect with other women, and share ways in which women can take action in their communities.
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.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, 2021
Local Elections: A Panel on How and Why to Vote
A conversation with DemocracyNYC and the NYC Civic Engagement Commission to get the word out about the city’s 2021 elections, ranked-choice voting, and advancing voting rights. The event was moderated by Melva M. Miller, ABNY, and featured panelists Roshni Ahmed, Women for Afghan Women, Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq., Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, and Bitta Mostofi, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 2020
Table Talk Online: Celebrating Women’s Activism
A conversation about the power of storytelling and WomensActivism.NYC, featuring 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.
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
A conversation featuring L. Joy Williams, and Wendy Weiser, 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. You can watch the conversation here and read more about the Table Talk here.
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
A conversation with Kym Hampton, WNBA/NY Liberty Legend on 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. You can read more about the Table Talk 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.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020
Table Talk Online. Finish the Fight Rewriting the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Ming Peiffer, Playwright and Whitney White, Director
A conversation about the play Finish the Fight and the forgotten women of the Suffrage movement featuring playwright Ming Peiffer and Director Whitney White. You can watch the recording here and read more about Table Talk here.
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. You can watch it here and read more about the Table Talk here.
TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2020
Census Ambassador Training
A training in collaboration with Census Counts, League of Women Voters NYC, NY Counts 2020 and the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC). 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. You can watch the training here and read more about the training here.
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
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
A 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, who 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
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
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
A March to raise awareness about gender equity, to strengthen women’s collective power, and to combat division and hate.