Friends and Neighbors:
NextÂ Tuesday,Â November 29th, fromÂ , I will be hosting a forum titledÂ "Making Change in Your Neighborhood: How to Work with Your Government to Improve Your Community."Â It will take place atÂ SUNY Global Center, Global Classroom, 116 East 55th StreetÂ in Manhattan.
I believe that citizenship isn't limited to casting your ballot on election day - change is driven by the participation of regular people. The upcoming forum will be an opportunity to find out how you can help shape the kind of city you want to live in.
The event will bring together speakers from neighborhood associations, advocacy groups and government in a discussion of ways for citizens to impact the governing process and be effective in addressing community issues. There will also be an opportunity for representatives of other community organizations to share examples of successful organizing efforts and strategies.
We'll hear from speakers including:
- M. Umair Khan, Office of NYC Public Advocate
- Elaine Walsh, East 86th Street Association
- John Raskin, Riders Alliance
RSVPÂ atÂ http://tinyurl.com/zn6dh3b, or by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ or callingÂ (212) 490-9535.