Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Black Lives Matter Vigil

Black Lives Matter NY Holds a Vigil for Jordan Edwards, Alton Sterling

Black Lives Matter of Greater New York held a candlelight vigil at Union Square this weekend to pay tribute to Jordon Edwards and Alton Sterling, who were both fatally shot by police. Activists gathered to demand justice for Edwards and [...]

May 8, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
Trans Lives Matter

Murdered Trans Women of Color Honored at Washington Square Park Rally

Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park last night to honor the nine transgender women of color murdered in 2017 so far. Last week, Chay Reed, 28, from Miami was fatally shot as she fled from her attacker. Reed is the ninth [...]

April 27, 2017 Human Rights, LGBTQ, News
Cooper Union

Tenants’ Rights Activists Blast Proposed Rent Hike

The Rent Justice Coalition brought tenants from across New York City to Manhattan to demand the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) freeze costs for rent-stabilized apartments for a third straight year, but left downhearted when the board voted to raise rents instead. [...]

April 26, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
Voting

Activists Target New York Voting Reform

New York prides itself as a beacon of progressiveness. Yet in one crucial respect the state is notoriously retrograde: on voting reform. When it comes to voter participation, New York is less a shining beacon and more a black hole. [...]

April 24, 2017 Human Rights, News
Affordable Housing

Navigating New York’s Affordable Housing Crisis

An evening grappling with New York City’s maddening housing laws may not sound like the sort of thing to get millennials’ hearts racing. Yet dozens joined the Manhattan Young Democrats’ Affordable Living Task Force (ALTF) in Midtown on April 5 [...]

April 14, 2017 Democratic Party, Human Rights, News
Fearless Girl protest

Activists Protest “Fearless Girl” Statue in the Dead of Night

An anonymous group of activists paid a visit to the “Fearless Girl” statue in Manhattan’s Financial District on April Fools day to protest what they say is a non-intersectional symbol of solidarity. The piece, entitled “#WhichWomen: An Investigation into the [...]

April 4, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, LGBTQ, News, Women
Black Lives Matter protest

Black Lives Matter Protest Driven to the High Line after Police Harassment

Black Lives Matter demonstrators held a rally outside Macy’s this weekend, to call out NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, who has publicly given his support to New Yorkers protesting against Donald Trump, but continues to support non-progressive policing policies in [...]

April 3, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
Pro-Trump protester

Pro- and Anti-Trump Protesters Face Off At Trump Tower

A pro-Donald Trump rally clashed with  anti-Trump protesters in New York this weekend amid rumors that President Donald Trump would be returning to New York. Trump was a no-show, but that didn’t stop the March 4 Trump rally that gathered [...]

March 7, 2017 Human Rights, LGBTQ, News
Not My President Rally

“Not My President Day” Protesters Rally at Trump International Hotel

New Yorkers gathered at the Trump International Hotel on Monday for a Not My President Day’s rally protesting the “un-American” policies of the current White House. The rally, which took place between 12pm and 4pm at Columbus Circle, was attended by [...]

February 21, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, Immigration, LGBTQ, News, Women
Demonstrators at Battery Park

Refugee Ban Slammed at Battery Park Demo

Downtown Manhattan was packed with demonstrators Sunday protesting against President Donald Trump’s executive orders banning refugees and certain immigrants from entering the United States. The rally at Battery Park, organized by The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Make The Road New [...]

January 29, 2017 Human Rights, Immigration, News