Student and Community Activism Pop Up–Current Causes and Opportunities

Thinking about getting involved in a public cause?  You’re not alone.  Over the past couple of years, movements, activism, and protests have swelled nationwide, also across Long Island.  Come hear from leading Long Island activists themselves: what current dilemmas energize them, and how you too can lend a hand.

April 25

1-2:30 pm, Humanities 1008

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice, and Policy (CSISJP) and the Humanities Institute

1 pm–Introduction and Historical Perspective

Christopher Sellers, Professor of History and CSISJP Director

1:15 pm–Climate and Environment

Ryan Madden, NYRenews-Long Island and Long Island Progressive Coalition

1:30 pm–Get Out the Vote

Alejandra Sorto and Rodman Serrano, Long Island Civic Engagement Table

1:45 pm–Gun Control

Avalon Fenster, March for Our Lives-Long Island

2 pm–Immigrant and Worker Justice

Richard Koubek, Long Island Jobs for Justice

2:15 pm–Prison Reform

Claire Deroche, Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC)