Poverty in America officially has a new face: women. More than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women, and 29 percent of adult women are more likely to be poor than adult men. In celebration of Women’s History Month, join broadcaster Tavis Smiley and an panel of forward-thinking experts for a thought-provoking conversation outlining the root causes of poverty among women and children—and developing real solutions.
The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability advocacy organization with a focus on using modern technologies to install a new socioeconomic model that would improve our current food, transportation, environment and lives! It’s an ambitious organization with a cardinal cause. Join the do-gooders on their annual event, ZDay, to celebrate not only the ideas of the The Zeitgeist Movement but also the creativity of socially conscious artists in our community. This year's line up of events includes talented musicians, performers and speakers. All are welcome!
Yesterday, more than 5,000 people formed the world's largest unemployment line stretching 3 miles along Broadway from the bull on Wall Street to Union Square. Holding pink slips above our heads, they stood for 14 minutes in solidarity with the 14 million currently unemployed. It was a stunning visual evocation of the need for policies that encourage job creation versus tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest one percent.
The “Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair” celebrates its 33rd anniversary this February, at P.S. 3 in the West Village. "The Hippie School" as it’s alternative education pioneers fondly nicknamed it in 1971 (and by which it is still known today) sponsors this event yearly to raise funds for the school's inspired enrichment programs.
"Never in the history of NYC has a long established historic community been requested to give up its residential character and directed to become a commercial-retail complex benefiting a private institution whose global dreams of expansion undermine what Greenwich Village stands for and represents to the City and the world."
Tomorrow, join Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, Chairman of the Labor Committee and The New York State Department of Labor in Harlem for a Job & Career Fair— an event needed by many New Yorkers. If you are a job seeker, meet prospective employers and vice versa. Let's get back to work New York!
Distinguished panelists will discuss:
· The origins of the Bialystoker Home for the Aged, 228 East Broadway
· Its vital role in caring for the elderly and infirm of the community for 80 years
· The neighborhood, NYC and the nation during the Great Depression
· Its unique architectural character reflecting the Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side
· The recent vacating of its residents and proposed sale, ongoing efforts to preserve the building through landmark designation, and possible scenarios for its redevelopment
Please join NYU for a panel discussion on the importance of government funding for the arts. The panel will include Director of Programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sergio Bessa; Executive Director at American Theatre Wing, Heather Hitchens; and Executive Director of the Cultural Strategies Initiative, Paul Nagle. The conversation will be moderated by Director of the NYU Fales Library, Marvin Taylor.
Once again the snow has made its entrance and graced our parks with a winter wonderland. Just incase you are thinking of bundling your family and heading to your local park we’ve provided sledding information. Cheers!!