Film Screening - Life and Debt
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening - Life and Debt

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Join ITM for their monthly Social Justice Film Screening. 

Life and Debt takes as its subject Jamaica's economic decline in the 20th century. The story has reverberations in the plight of other third-world nations blindsided by globalization, like Ghana and Haiti. After England granted Jamaica independence in 1962, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) stepped in with a series of loans. These loans came with strings attached--the kind that would eventually plunge the country $7 billion into debt, stranded without the resources to dig themselves out.

Refreshments and a moderated discussion will follow the screening.

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Getting Proactive in the Preserving & Strengthening of Human Services in NY
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Getting Proactive in the Preserving & Strengthening of Human Services in NY

Join us for a conversation with policymakers, economists, and human services experts focused on the economic and social impact of human services CBOs, and the need to preserve and strengthen their critical role in building foundational supports that contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The event is being organized in partnership with the Human Services Council of NY and will offer an overview of a new report by Oliver Wyman and SeaChange Capital Partners and commissioned by Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and American Public Human Services Association, A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America, and focus on what New York can do to address the underlying causes of financial vulnerability in this sector and actions to ensure its sustainability.

Moderator: Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

Panelists:
-Fran Barrett, New York State Interagency Coordinator for Nonprofit Organizations - ‎New York State Governor's Office
-Dr. Herminia Palacio, Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services, Office of the Mayor
-Dylan Roberts, Partner, Oliver Wyman
-Emary Aronson, Chief Program Officer, Robin Hood Foundation

Doors open at 8:30 am and an opportunity for networking will take place after the event.

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Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Child Welfare: The Unintended Consequence of the War on Drugs

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Moderated by Aarin Michelle Williams, Senior Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW)

Panelists include:

  -Dinah Ortiz, Parent Advocate Supervisor at The Bronx Defender Services

  -Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

  -Emma Ketteringham, Managing Attorney of the Family Defense Practice at The Bronx Defender Services

The Speaker Series is a think-tank, designed to bring community, families, parents, and professionals together to address timely and pertinent areas of concern related to child welfare.

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Monitoring the Minimum Wage
Feb
14
9:00 AM09:00

Monitoring the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in New York City has been increasing, incrementally, from $8 per hour in 2014 to $15 per hour by December 31, 2018. Each increase presents opportunities and challenges for local businesses and for workers and jobseekers earning at or near the minimum wage. Join members of the local business community in a discussion about how they are adapting to the minimum wage increase, how those adaptations are impacting employees earning the minimum wage or just above, and what workforce development stakeholders can do to be responsive and proactive to these changes

Presenter: James Parrott - Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Center for NYC Affairs

Moderator: Andrew Rasiej - Founder and CEO, Civic Hall

Panelists:

  • Adria Powell - President, Cooperative Home Care Associates

  • Elvira Ryder - HR Consultant, Food & Beverage Industry

  • Katy Gaul-Stigge - President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of NYNJ

  • Ulanda Garrett - Recruiter, AlliedBarton Security Services

In collaboration with the Workforce Field Building Hub

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Poverty, Race & Child Welfare
Feb
13
9:00 AM09:00

Poverty, Race & Child Welfare

Please join us for a discussion on child welfare, race, and poverty. In collaboration with the Child Welfare Organizing Project, this panel focuses on how and why poverty is often framed as neglect in the child welfare system. This discussion puts the experience, needs, ideas, and aspirations of parents at the center of the conversation.

Panelists:
-Erin Cloud from Bronx Defenders
-David Lansner from Lanser and Kubitschek
-Michelle Burrell from Neighborhood Defenders Services Harlem
-Phalizyah White from Parent Representative
-Anequa Campbell from Brooklyn Defender Services

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