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Action Item Fair April 2017

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ThoughtWorks, Inc.

99 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016

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Good news: after overwhelming enthusiasm from our January event, Action Item Fair is back on April 8th! Don't miss this chance to delve into the issues you care about, learn tangible skills, and connect to organizations leading the movement for a better world.

Action Item Fair brings New Yorkers together for a day of learning and action to channel our individual efforts into systemic change.

Take your activism offline and into daily life. Join us and a diverse array of 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:

  • Learn the skills and strategies needed to make systemic change.

  • Identify actionable steps to take individually that add up collectively.

  • Find existing efforts and movements to plug into.

  • Meet other individuals and organizations who believe in a better world.




Saturday, April 8th, 12pm - 5pm

Hosted by Thoughtworks at 99 Madison Avenue

Action Item Fair is offered freely to the public. Your donations are appreciated and help us support event costs to keep this going. Registration includes refreshments, snacks and a happy hour sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.




Partners

Make The Road, Organizing Committee for Emerge New York, Workmen's Circle, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) NYC, Association of Young Americans, Alliance for Quality Education, Resource Generation, Ride Free Fearless Money, Anya Kamenetz, Jamal Johnson, Gerald Mitchell.

Workshop Topics

Effective Communication for Active Citizens, The Role of White People in Racial Justice Movements, How to Lobby Your Local Legislators, Everyday Justice, How to Get Women Elected for Office, Lessons for Emerging Activists




Program Schedule:

12:00pm Check-in & Activism Fair

12:45pm Skill-Building for Systemic Change: Workshops (Set 1)

  • Choose one: How to Lobby Your Local Legislators, The Role of White People in Racial Justice Movements, Hacking Capitalism: Bank Divesting, Investment, Debt & (more) Ethical Money Management

2:00pm Skill-Building for Systemic Change: Workshops (Set 2)

  • Choose one: Effective Communication for Active Citizens, Everyday Justice, How to Get Women Elected for Office

3:15pm Intersectionality in Action: TED-style talks

4:00pm Activism Fair and Happy Hour sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery

Visit us online at www.actionitemfair.com, on Facebook on Instagram @ActionItemFair for frequent updates on partners, panelists and workshop topics.




Interested in participating as a workshop leader or by representing your organization at the fair? Email us at actionitemfair@gmail.com to discuss.

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