All Access: An Exhibit exploring human rights, justice, and community actionJune 17, 2019
Justin D. Johnson
Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario (A.R.T.E.)
New Design High School Students
This group show of NYC-based artists will explore issues of environmental, disability, and immigrant justice. See how art can transform the conversation around community power.
And special Thanks to Shoestring Press for Live Screenprinting Support.
50% of all art sales will support the work of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Human Impacts Institute.
All Access is an exhibit designed and curated by the Human Impacts Institute.
June 27, 2019 5-8pm —register here—with drinks and artist talks.
Youth Activism Panel and Community Organizing 101 with Council Member Antonio Reynoso
July 17, 2019 4-7pm—register here—Our Youth-Led panel will feature bright young activists who inspire and propel change in their communities. Join us to learn more about their work and what you can do to enact activism in your local spaces. Council member Reynoso (District 34) will deliver opening remarks, and panelists include: Obrian Rosario, Director of IntegrateNYC, Saddiq Abdul, YASI Mental Health Awareness Project, Sara DeSouza, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and Spencer Berg, Climate Strike New York.
Building Equity through Transportation
July 18, 2019, 6-8pm—register here—Seventy-five percent of subway stations in New York City are inaccessible. The alternative paratransit system for people with disabilities, Access-A-Ride, fails hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers daily – NYLPI survey respondents cite excessive lateness, vehicle no-shows, and hours-long commutes. The impact is huge. New York is home to nearly 1 million persons with disabilities. Within the disability community, the unemployment rate is 41% – far below the city average.
Join New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and our panel of key experts and stakeholders to explore what New York is doing to improve the accessibility of public and para-transit, and what steps still need to be taken to ensure equality and parity for New Yorkers with disabilities.
Opening Remarks by McGregor Smyth, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and speakers include: Rachel Pardoe, Program Officer at New York Community Trust; Colin Wright, Senior Advocacy Associate at TransitCenter; Eman Rimawi, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Ruth Lowenkron, Director of Disability Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
Film Screening: Shake with Me Documentary and Q&A with Director Zack Grant and Featured Artist Debra Magid
July 25, 2019 6-8pm—register here—Join New York Lawyers for the Public Interest for a film screening of Shake With Me, an official selection of the 2019 ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York and Toronto, as a part of our ALL ACCESS Pop-Up Social Justice Exhibition programming.
From the film’s director: “Shake With Me is a documentary short film about Debra Magid, an artist and designer living with Parkinson’s Disease. What started as an exploration of Debra’s growth as an artist in the face of Parkinson’s Disease grew into a larger story of art, health, family and the will to cope”.
Speakers include Zack Grant, Director and Debra Magid, Featured Artist. The panel will be moderated by Bret Parker, Executive Director of the New York City Bar Association.
Detained and Denied: Medical Legal Partnerships in Action
July 30, 2019 6-8pm—register here—Laura Redman, Director of NYLPI’s Health Justice Program will be joined by Dr. Chanelle Diaz, Dr. Jasdeep Mangat, and a person who was formerly detained to discuss the growing human rights crisis in federal immigration detention facilities.
Together, we will discuss the value of a medical-legal-community partnership and how it makes an impact on the health of people confined to immigration detention, their families, and communities.
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