Our Seat at the Table: Women for Electoral Politics is bringing together women in local politics, labor, and electoral finance in an effort to invigorate women with the skills and confidence necessary to actively participate in NYC electoral politics.
This event is possible in part beacuse of our sponsors: New York Women's Foundation, Community Service Society, Transportation Workers Union, Charter Communications, and Union DC 37.
Our Program (More Speakers TBD):
9:35-9:40 Opening remarks: Karma Lowe-Executive Director, Student Services, Diversity & Inclusion of Columbia University
9:40-9:55 Opening Speaker: Ana Oliveira, President of New York’s Women’s Foundation
9:55-10:00 Program Review/ MC: Cecilia Gaston, Executive Director of Violence Intervention Program
10:00-11:00 Electoral Politics: Carlina Rivera- City Councilwoman of District 2, Samelys Lopez-Female Coordinator for Bronx Progressives, Diana Ayala- City Councilwoman of District 8, Marjorie Vasquez
Moderator: Santa Soriano-Vasquez- Director of Goverment Relations at Community Service Society
10:00-11:00 Unions Discussion: Michele Gilliam- Political Action Director of TWU Local 100,
Moderator: Sharase DeBouse- Political Action Director of TWU Local 100
11:00-12:00 Lunch: Pick up food/ Networking
12:00-12:30 Speaker Introduction: Alana Pilar Cantillo- Director of Government Relations at Charter Communications
12:30-1:00 Speaker: Gale Brewer - Manhattan Borough President
1:00- 1:40 Electoral Finance Workshop: Nicole Malliotakis-New York State Assemblywoman, Georgina Falu,- Founder and President of Falu Foundation
1:40-1:50 Plenary: Recap Workshops
1:50-2:30 Keynote Speaker: Letitia James-Public Advocate of New York City