May 12, 2017 under Image Gallery
On Thursday, May 11th, FPWA hosted the next installment of its Personally Speaking series. The panel focused on Trump’s first 100 days and closely examined his urban agenda and its current and future impact on low-income communities. Moderated by Dr. Shirley Leyro, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College, the panel featured Steve Choi, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition; Zerlina Maxwell, Director of Progressive Programming, SiriusXM; Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice, The New School; and L. Joy Williams, National Political Strategist. Panelists discussed the current administration’s efforts to threaten the immigrant community, strip women of their reproductive rights and other healthcare benefits, and supporting policies that service the elite at the expense of the poor.