2017 New York Conference Agenda

October 12, 2017

October 12 – We are excited to share the schedule for this month's New York Conference. This year's conference is a "State of the States." Humanity in Action is featuring Senior Fellows and guests who are fighting for social justice across the country – in Missouri, Georgia, California, Virginia, Ohio and Louisiana. 

The New York Conference will take place at The New School on October 20 and 21, 2017. We will begin Friday evening with an opening keynote and continue all day on Saturday before concluding with our Reunion Dinner.

Conference Agenda

2017 Speakers:


“Georgia On Our Minds: A Political, Economic and Civil Rights Microcosm”

Tanya Washington (John Lewis Fellowship Director, Humanity in Action; Professor of Law, Georgia State University)

"California: Oracle or Outlier? Views From The Seat of 'The Progressive Resistance'"

Ben Allen (California State Senator; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow – Amsterdam 1999)

"United States: Hope for Advancing Environmental Justice in a Time of Federal Retraction"

Ana Baptista, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor and Associate Director for the Tishman Environmental and Design Center, The New School)

“Missouri: The Hand that Feed Us – When Liberal Student Activism Meets Conservative Electorates”

Ben Trachtenberg (Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow – Amsterdam 2000)

“Virginia: Charlottesville and the Summer of Hate"

Anna Duensing (Doctoral Student, Yale University; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow – Warsaw 2012)

“Ohio: ACLU Perspectives on Free Speech and Racial Justice"

Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Mike Brickner (Senior Policy Director, ACLU of Ohio), Julie Vainqueur and Ćukasz Niparko.  Julie and Lukasz are 2017 ACLU-Humanity in Action Fellows in Cleveland.

And More:

Panel on Careers for the Social Good with Christelle Onwu (NYC Human Rights Commission) and Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Amy Turner (attorney, Berlin 2002) and Oscar Baez (U.S. diplomat, Berlin 2008); moderated by Antje Scheidler (Humanity in Action Germany)

My 100 Day Plans for Resisting President Trump's Agenda with Senior Fellow Michael Kunichika (Amsterdam 1999)

Louisiana Delta Collaborative with Fellow Emma Yip (Copenhagen 2017) and Elena Ricciardi(UC Berkeley)

Fellow and Senior Reunion Dinner 

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