New York City Events

The New Wave Coalition is based in New York City and runs a weekly newsletter to collect upcoming events that are open to the public. To take part in any of the following events, follow the instructions to get in touch with the right event head. To join our newsletter or to contribute events to our ongoing list, email Nina at [email protected].

Events (NYC)

Ongoing: Let NY Vote Make a Call for Voting Rights
Contact: Shabd Simon-Alexander: [email protected]
Passing historic voting reform on DAY 1 is a strong message from our legislators that this is just the beginning of creating a better democracy for NY. Call to say thanks & tell them you look forward to working together on more #LetNYvotereforms this year. Call info at http://LetNYvote.org/we-did-it

Every Tuesday – Democracy Tuesdays in Albany for Let NY Vote and Fair ElectionsContact: Jonah Minkoff-Zern: [email protected]
After years of work, New Yorkers just won major electoral reform victories in Albany!! This is just the beginning. To create a stronger democracy in NY, we will be fighting for more voting rights reforms and comprehensive campaign finance reform, including the passage of a small donor matching system to fight big money in our elections. Come join us every week as we hold signs and lobby and engage legislators in support of election reforms. Let’s make sure our voices ring loud and make 2019 the year we fix New York’s broken democracy.

2/5 – 2019 HCV Elimination Legislative Awareness Day
10 AM – 3 PM
Register to attend the 2019 Hep C Elimination Legislative Awareness Day  to deman New York State implement the policies that are necessary to eliminate the virus. Rally and meet with legislators to demand funding for testing, prevention, linkage-to-care, and cure!
Tickets

2/5 – Climate, Jobs, & Justice Lobby Day
We can get the Climate & Community Protection Act (CCPA) for a 100% renewable New York passed in 2019. The CCPA will invest in our communities hit first and worst by climate change and make sure that we create hundreds of thousands of good, green jobs for our state.
9 AM – 4 PM
New York State Capitol

2/5 – Uyghur Rally: Call to Action for the 1 Million Detained
In response to the unjust imprisonment of approximately 1 million Uyghur Muslims in Chinese “re-education camps”, and in solidarity with the proposed bill “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019”, this rally aims to encourage US Department of State to address the Uyghur oppression.
12-1 PM
799 United Nations Plz.

2/6 – Trans Employment Economic Justice Community RolloutCome to a presentation for Anti-Violence Project’s TGNC Economic Justice Report. We will be covering our findings on the rampant employment discrimination of trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers, how people are being targeted and hurt, and actionable next steps to fight back. Come to learn, share, and organize.
6-8 PM
112 W. 27th Street Ste 600

2/7 – Stopping Gentrification: What You Need to Know about NY Rent Law
Come learn how you can fight gentrification in NYC. Did you know that New York State rent laws expire this year, creating an opportunity to win stronger renter protections for all of us? In our city, landlords exploit loopholes in rent laws (and poor enforcement of laws) to push out tenants of color and low-income tenants so they can raise rents and profit off of gentrification. Mid- and high-income tenants are sometimes unwitting accomplices in this process– but don’t have to be! Come learn about the rights and responsibilities we have under current New York State rent laws and how you can support a campaign to improve rent laws in Albany this spring. (This meeting is the first in a series on gentrification, to be held throughout 2019).
6:30-8:30 PM
Project Reach NYC, 39 Eldrige Street Fl. 4

2/7 – Cop Watch and ICE Watch TrainingIt is well documented that police often harass and violate the rights of our community members. As a way to combat (stand up to) abusive policing practices, the community can take up its own practices to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions. One of these practices is “Cop Watching.” Cop Watch is a completely legal practice of documenting police activity. In addition to Cop Watch, this training will feature the nuts and bolts of conducting Migra/ICE Watch — which is a form of Cop Watching that can be used when community members are targeted by immigration law enforcement.
6-8:30 PM
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights

2/12 – Campaign for Fair Elections Action Day in Albany
It’s time to reject the big-money status quo and make people the most important currency in Albany. We must protect and expand the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker and pass comprehensive campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
New York State Capitol
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2/14 – Tell #BackersofHate to Break-Up With Private Prisons Now!
On Valentine’s Day we’re sending a STRONG message to #BackersofHate: it’s time for your banks to break up immediately with private prisons and immigrant detention facilities that continue to terrorize our communities and cage immigrant families and children. Corporate #BackersofHate JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo continue to finance private detention companies like CoreCivic and the Geo Group, who profit enormously from our communities’ pain and the separation of families. Join us to urge these bad guys to stop financing CoreCivic and GEO Group!
7-8:45 AM
Upper East Side

2/16 – Tenants at Caucus Weekend in Albany
Join Us For The NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic And Asian Caucus Annual Legislative Weekend! Get On The Bus for Universal Rent Control!
Bus stops TBA – fill out: http://bit.ly/CaucusFeb16
Lunch and transportation provided
7 AM – 7 PM
Albany, NY

2/12 – Campaign for Fair Elections Action Day in Albany
It’s time to reject the big-money status quo and make people the most important currency in Albany. We must protect and expand the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker and pass comprehensive campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
New York State Capitol
Sign up here

6/30 (2019) – Stonewall 50: A Call To Action
We pledge to create a 2019 NYC Stonewall 50 Human Rights and Social Justice March with the following vision:
1) A celebration of the hard fought victories of the last half century
2) A commitment to the ongoing fight for LGBTQIATS+ rights worldwide
3) A march that highlights the most marginalized members of our community
4) A protest that recognizes the powerful legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion
5) A march that anyone can join, including from the sidewalks – everyone will have an equal place
Location TBD
Reply-back channel: [email protected]
Free to attend

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The NYC Trump Is Not Above the Law Coalition stands ready to defend the rule of law. Together, we joined nearly 500 demonstrations nationwide on November 8th, 2018, marching from Times Square to Union Square to challenge Whitaker’s appointment and raise awareness of this President’s challenge to the Constitution. Now, we stand ready to march again if red lines are crossed.
Date and time TBD
Location TBD
Reply-back channel: [email protected]
Free to attend