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EVENT ALERT: Mayor-Elect Bill DeBlasio Will Answer Questions on Transition, Sunday Nov. 17 - Come and Participate
By Gloria Dulan-Wilson
When was the last time - or even the first time - you were actually invited to participate in, or share your ideas with the mayor about what things are important to the city going forward? Well here's your opportunity to be a part of the solution as Bill DeBlasio begins to take New York City in a new and better direction.
Mayor-Elect Bill DeBlasio and Family on Election Night
I just received this communique from Arva Rice, President of the New York Urban League, and I'm sharing it with you. Sunday, November 17, from 3:00 - 4:30, bring your questions, and ideas (leave the grousing and griping at home - this is about constructive collaboration). I think even the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity might want to take a mini-break from their anniversary celebration to participate in this event. And, it's after Sunday Service, so instead of going for brunch, head over to the panel. We all need to weigh in on what it is that New York needs to do going forward to save her soul - literally.
The following is the press release. Mark your calenders. We voted for Bill, now let's make sure that we are part of the solution, going forward.
NEW MAYOR-ELECT BILL DeBLASIO COME OUT TO MEET HIM AND HEAR PANEL DISCUSSION ON TRANSITION FROM BLOOMIE TO A BETTER NEW YORK SPONSORED BY THE NY URBAN LEAGUE
Putting the Public Back in Public Education: Education as a Civil Right
When: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3-4:30pm Where: The newly erected heated Transition Tent on Duarte Square (between Canal Street and 6th Avenue) Accessible by the #1 train or A/C/E to Canal Street
Ever wonder how a new Mayor moves from campaign promises to
implementing policy? Talking Transition is an open conversation about
the future of New York City designed to transform the typically
closed-door transition process between Election Day and the Inauguration
into an opportunity for New Yorkers to make their voices heard. Please join us to share your concerns, feedback, thoughts and opinions during our panel discussion on:
While waves of educational reform have had varied levels of success,
there is one group whose interest in public education is unwavering –
parents. Research and experience shows us that when parents are
involved in their children’s education, it makes a profound difference.
Students whose parents are engaged in their school experience do better
academically, socially and vocationally regardless of economic status.
Yet, parents’ voices were often absent or ignored in critical policy
decisions about their children in the previous administration. This
interactive panel discussion will focus on how newly elected Mayor Bill
de Blasio in his first 100 days can set the stage for broader
participation and better outcomes for New York City’s black and brown
Panelists Include: Bertha Lewis - The Black Institute Mary Rice-Boothe - New Leaders for New Schools Tamika Mallory- Community Activist Rev. Michael Walrond - First Corinthians Baptist Church Jemar Ward - New York Urban League Young Professionals
Moderator: Arva Rice - New York Urban League RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Get involved: Like TalkingTransition on Facebook and Follow @NYUrbanLeague and @TalkNYC2013. Or visit the website: www.talkingtransitionnyc.com
About the New York Urban League
The mission of NYUL is to enable African Americans and other
underserved ethnic communities to secure a first class education,
economic self-reliance, and equal respect of their civil rights through
programs, services and advocacy. NYUL serves Manhattan, Brooklyn,
Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. Our current service areas are
Employment and Education Services and advocacy on behalf of these two
areas. Through our comprehensive Absolute Success College Access
Program, NYUL currently provides resources for academic improvement,
Empowerment Days for career exploration and shadowing, scholarships for
college bound students, and tools for leadership development. Our
employment services provide both the employer and the job seeker with an
array of services matching qualified candidates with employers who are
actively hiring. The NYUL Technology & Education Center provides
workshops in a variety of computer software and basic computer literacy
training. New York Urban League 204 West 136th Street New York, NY 10030 USA
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