The High Line and The Kitchen host an afternoon of nonpartisan workshops and info sessions focused on providing tools for increased community and civic engagement. At a time when many people are looking for ways to become more involved in local, state, and national politics, this group of experts will answer questions about civil rights, local government, and how to be an ally. Workshops cover topics including targeted giving, bystander intervention training, and first amendment rights, among others. This event is the last in a series of programs presented conjunction with Zoe Leonard’s I want a president (1992), on view on the western pillar of The Standard, High Line, through March 2017. Previous programs in this series include SoapBox Responses (October 17, 24, and 31, 2016) and Readings and Performances (November 6, 2016), events that invited artists, activists, and thinkers to share their responses to Leonard’s text.
*Please note that you must RSVP separately for each session (schedule below). If a session is sold out, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waitlist with your desired session, full name, e-mail address, and phone number.
Confirmed speakers include:
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Bystander Intervention Training, hosted by Debjani Roy, Hollaback!
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Know Your Rights, hosted by Bina Ahmad, Criminal Defense Attorney
Rejecting the “Criminal,” hosted by artist and educator Shaun Leonardo
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Community Boards 101, hosted by Community Board 4
Running for Office 101, hosted by Erin Loos Cutraro, She Should Run
Giving Circles and Targeted Giving, hosted by Hali Lee, Asian Women Giving Circle