Friday, December 11, 2015, 4pm-6pm
Know Your Rights Training by & for LGBTQ Youth of Color - CPR MEMBER EVENT
FIERCE offers free Know Your Rights Workshops by and for LGBTQ Youth of Color who are in Gay-Straight-Alliances, organizations and shelters. FIERCE's Know Your Rights trainings are youth-led, interactive, and a fun way for LGBTQ Youth of Color to empower ourselves by educating each other on our rights in these times of hyper policing in New York City.
This free training is open to LGBTQ youth of color between the ages 13-24.
Location: 147 West 24th St, 6th Fl. New York, NY 10011
Email lee [at] fiercenyc.org for more info.
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Riverdale Community Teach-In: The Right To Know Act - CPR MEMBER EVENT
Join Congregation Tehillah, the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) for a Community Teach-In about the Right to Know Act, a legislative package currently being considered by the New York City Council. The Right to Know Act aims to increase police accountability, respect and transparency and protect the rights of all New Yorkers.
Come together with community members to engage in a discussion about what true safety for all New Yorkers could look like. Learn about how the Right to Know Act is a powerful tool for working to end discriminatory and abusive policing, and how you can take action to help pass it into New York City law. Light snacks will be served.
Location: Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture - 4450 Fieldston Road Riverdale, New York 10471
Monday, December 21, 2015, 6pm
Homeless Memorial Service with Picture the Homeless - CPR MEMBER EVENT
December 21st is the Winter Solstice, and the longest night of the year. It's on this night, when the cold and the darkness seem most overwhelming, that communities across the United States come together to honor the lives of homeless men and women who passed away this year, and to draw attention to the fact that many homeless lives are cut short because we, as a society, can't find a way to end homelessness.This is a powerful, deeply moving event, and we encourage all friends and allies to come join us! No matter how cold and dark it is now, there is light in the dark and reason to hope that the future will be brighter. So we'll celebrate the loved ones we've lost, and we'll resolve to fight harder and lose less of them next year.