The Democracy Project

Democracy Sunday: Stormy Weather

Scientists, faith leaders, and environmental advocates deepen your knowledge of the climate crisis. Speakers include Eddi Bautista (NYC Environmental Justice Alliance), Peter Iwanowicz (Environmental Advocates of NY), Rachel Jacoby Rosenfeld (Shalom Hartman Institute of North America), and others.

Democracy Sunday: What Do We Do Now?

Has the current political climate got you feeling discouraged or on edge? Would you like to take action, but you're not sure where to start or how you can have an impact?  Join us at our first ever Democracy Sunday, where you will learn how to be an effective advocate in this pivotal moment from experts in legislative affairs, journalism, and grassroots organizing.  Build practical skills you need to make a difference.  Guests include: Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY 10th District), Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, and Cheryl Wills, host of In Focus with Cheryl Wills on NY1. Moderated by Ruth Messinger, the JCC’s Social Justice Activist in Residence.

Voting, Elections and Citizenship: An Intergenerational Conversation (2016)

Grandparents and grandchildren sit down to discuss issues pertinent to our time: voting, elections, and what it means in this day and age to be a good citizen.