Social Work Activism & Advocacy: What It Means to Be an Activist

December 6, 2017 12:15 pm

Location

1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, New York 10027

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE (scroll down for instructions); REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join our panel discussion with:

  • NichHi Douglas (bio), Black Lives Matter and Art Activist
  • Nicole Powell, Executive Director, NYIndivisible
  • Esha Bhandari (bio), Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project
  • Elizabeth Falcone (bio), Director of Youth Programs, NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
  • Lily Nussbaum (bio), Co-founder, the America 101 Project; former Political Operations for Women’s March on Washington NYC Chapter and for Forward March NY
  • Eh-den Perlove (bio), Co-founder, the America 101 Project; former Political Operations for Women’s March on Washington NYC Chapter and for Forward March NY
  • EVENT DESCRIPTION

    Eh-den Perlove and Lily Claire Nussbaum met as volunteers for the Women’s March on Washington, NYC Chapter. Alongside 20 other women they coordinated fundraisers, ran community-building events, and ultimately brought thousands of New Yorkers to Washington, D.C., for the march. In the months that followed, the two remained committed to maintaining momentum within this new wave of activists. With the guiding belief that context and facts are fundamental to active resistance, they decided to create an accessible series of discussions and panels that explore the history and present state of our nation. Join them, along with a panel of grassroots activists and advocacy professionals, in discussing what it means to be an activist, and how to fight for one’s passions without getting overwhelmed or burning out.

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    How to follow on Livestream:

    About ten minutes before the event, go to this link:

    https://livestream.com/accounts/3727021/events/7945354

    All registrants will receive a reminder of this link around 30 minutes before the program starts.

    Notes:

    1. Do not open the link in more than one window or you will hear an echo.
    2. Make sure your speaker volume is turned up.
    3. Type your questions for the speakers into the chat.
    4. Ethernet is more reliable than wifi.

    Questions on Livestream?

    Please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu. We look forward to seeing you on the livestream on Wednesday, December 6.