The Action Item Fair brings New Yorkers together on Saturday, January 14, for a day of learning and action to channel our individual power into systemic change.
Come together to meet experienced organizations and leaders who are propelling social, economic and environmental causes. Be part of a tangible movement of people who want to create a better future together.
TOGETHER WE WILL:
- Identify immediate steps we can each take to support change in our city and country.
- Learn from a community of change-makers, activists, advocates and allies.
- Meet other passionate individuals to inspire each other and work together.
- Listen deeply and question our assumptions about why we're here and where to go next.
REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT
Action Item Fair is free and open to the public. Refreshments, lunch and a happy hour are included with your registration. Lunch is graciously sponsored by The Awesome Foundation.
Schedule of Events
PANELS & WORKSHOPS
Listen, learn, and leave with new skills and action steps to take out into your life.
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:30
1:30 - 3:00
3:00 - 4:00
4:00 - 5:00
Drinks on us!
Bringing Activism into Daily Life
Skill-Building for Systemic Change
Action Item Fair
Future of Progressive Movement
Thoughtworks 99 Madison Ave
We're honored to be hosted by Thoughtworks, a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. Thoughtworks thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address their clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.
ORGANIZATIONS & PARTNERS
We will be joined by experienced and passionate representatives from organizations based in New York City that have demonstrated experience pushing movements forward.
Defends and promotes the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers.
A coalition mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high-quality public school education to all students regardless of zip code.
Advocates for democratic workplaces - including worker cooperatives and workers self-directed enterprises (WSDEs) - as a key part of moving forward from the current model of capitalism to a new and better economy.
Taking place on January 21, 2017, the Women’s March on Washington Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights.
A progressive, grassroots political organization committed to bringing transparency, accountability, and inclusionary democracy to the Kings County Democratic Party. Founded by veterans of the Obama campaign, NKD serves as a training ground for individuals seeking to become more engaged in local politics, and hopes to nurture a new generation of elected Brooklyn Democratic leaders.
NKD connects Brooklynites from across the borough seeking to transform local politics. From activists for social and environmental justice, to advocates for affordable housing and alternative transportation, to leaders in the struggle for immigrants’ rights and civil rights, NKD is building a progressive Brooklyn alliance. NKD facilitates opportunities for disparate organizations to leverage their own political power to achieve their objectives and to effect change across the borough.
Capitalize on the opportunity to sit down in a group setting with accomplished organizers and activists to learn tangible practices that will assist you in your pursuit for justice.
Hosted by Zakiyah Ansari, Director of Advocacy, Alliance for Quality Education. In this workshop you will learn the key strategies to have a successful lobby visit with your legislator on any issue. Workshop will include tips on how to set-up and prepare for your meeting in addition to role playing scenarios.
Zakiyah Ansari is the Advocacy Director with the New York State Alliance for Quality Education and one of the co-initiators on a recently formed national grassroots movement “Journey for Justice”. Journey for Justice is an emerging alliance currently comprised of grassroots community-based organizations from 18 cities across the United States representing constituencies of youth, parents, and inter-generational organizations who have been impacted by the closing, turnaround, and charter expansion of schools in communities of color.
Hosted by Brandon Holmes, organizer, NYCLU.
This workshop covers the basics on becoming a NYCLU legal observer. Legal observers will learn what law enforcement activities to look for when monitoring a protest, how to document and photograph observations, and how to stay safe while doing so.
Brandon J. Holmes is an organizer at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where he is responsible for regional engagement, leadership development strategies and strengthening relationships with community organizations. Holmes’s grassroots campaigning experience includes organizing formerly incarcerated people. Holmes is also part of the training team for People’s Action, a national organization made up of 600 organizers and over 1 million members from 29 states.
Hosted by Hadassah Damien, Ride Free Fearless Money
In Hacking Capitalism, we take the concept of workaround from hacking, and anti-corporate values to motivate and instruct us on how to move past freezing and fear into positive action around money. You'll get specific resources on how to divest into banks that are more ethical, deal with debt, consider socially responsible investing, and think about your finances from a holistic perspective.
Hadassah Damien is a non-corporate-compliant personal finance teacher and creator of Ride Free Fearless Money (ridefreefearlessmoney.com/), an anti-capitalist money management series. She’s a Brooklyn-based artist, activist, small-business owner, and social justice technologist.
Hosted by Angela LaScala-Gruenewald, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
A discussion of the role of white people in organizing for racial justice and supporting racial justice movements. This training will focus on the history of white people organizing, calls to action from PoC led groups, and SURJ's (Showing Up for Racial Justice) values, commitments, and current work.