WCC regularly holds curated conversations and workshops about timely civic engagement topics.
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.
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.
You can watch the conversation 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 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.