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Day 1 | June 13: State of FPWA & Rooting out Structural and Institutional Racism in NYC


Like many of you, FPWA is thoughtfully reevaluating how we can best advocate for low-income New Yorkers in a post-pandemic landscape that has exposed the racist underpinnings of our city. We began our annual meeting leaning into the work of FPWA on the horizon and introducing our key priorities in programs, policy, and membership.  

We also were joined by distinguished panelists to imagine together what is possible if our city takes action on three historic proposals designed to root out structural and institutional racism in our city’s charter. In this discussion, we explored what must be done to meaningfully address structural racism and advance justice, equity, and fairness for all.

Kercena A. Dozier
Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund - New York
Sideya Sherman
Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Equity, City of New York
Jo-Ann Yoo
Executive Director, Asian American Federation


Day 2 | June 14: Reimagining Human Services



What would it take to reimagine human services as we know it in our city? In this discussion, we explore together what a thriving human services sector would look like so it’s focused on building healthy communities where families and individuals can thrive and not merely get by. 

Maria Lizardo
Executive Director, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
Michelle Yanche
Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services
Steve Burghardt
Author of "The End of Social Work : A Defense of the Social Worker in Times of Transformation"


Day 3 | June 15 | Community Conversations Kick Off 


On June 15, we kicked off a series of in-person community conversations which gathered our member agencies in Brooklyn at Calvary Fellowship AME Church. Stay tuned for more community conversations coming soon to the rest of the boroughs. These convenings will give you the unique opportunity to meet fellow members near you, share critical resources, and reimagine together how FPWA can best support you in meeting community need.  

*We highly recommend member agencies attend the community conversation of the borough(s) in which you currently provide services.

If you have any questions, please contact Min. Yolanda Richard, yrichard@fpwa.org.