The NYC Commission on Human Rights will hold a forum to build a coalition among and within the City’s diverse African immigrant, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latinx communities and other self-identified Black communities and inform them of their rights against discrimination and harassment. The forum is the Commission’s latest effort to empower and strengthen vulnerable communities facing similar obstacles and educate them about their rights under the law and provide them with city resources available to them. The event will include a networking session, panel discussion (with speakers below), and breakout sessions for community members to discuss issues impacting communities including housing, immigration, criminal justice, education, economy, and health, and possible ways that city government, advocates, and communities can address those issues. Commission attorneys will also be on site to take in complaints of discrimination and harassment.
Co-sponsors of the event include Face2Face Africa, the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs, NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s office, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Office and the New York Immigration Coalition.
- Sandra Appiah, CEO, Face2Face Africa
- Paula T. Edgar, Esq., Partner, Inclusion Strategy Solutions, LLC and Immediate Past President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
- Joseph Garba, Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, NYS Office of Speaker Carl Heastie
- Patrick Jenkins, Founder of Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
- Brittny Saunders-Jade, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives, NYC Commission on Human Rights
Forum to build a coalition and empower City’s African immigrant, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latinx communities and other self-identified Black communities
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Manhattan Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, Mezzanine Level, New York, NY 10007