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New York City Hall

Stop Airbrushing Women From Politics

Though New York may appear a progressive utopia to those far from its shining lights, the politics of the city is littered with examples of dirty-dealing, nepotism, election-fixing, and outright corruption. Worse, for a city that allegedly values equality its [...]

May 3, 2017 Opinion, Women
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 21

Protesters Condemn Goldman Sachs Tax Avoidance Demonstrators assembled outside Goldman Sachs’ offices in the Financial District on April 18 to protest the tax dodging practices of the Wall Street behemoth. Organizers advertised the gathering as a chance to condemn the [...]

April 21, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News, Women
Public Advocate Letitia James

New York Public Advocate Slams Fox News at Midtown Rally

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James led a fiery protest outside the News Corporation building in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night to condemn Fox News and high-profile presenter Bill O’Reilly for repeated incidences of sexism and racism. Speaking through [...]

April 13, 2017 Grassroots, News, Women
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
Women of Color for Progress

Women Of Color Launch New Advocacy Group

Women of color (WOCs) and allies gathered in Manhattan on Tuesday night to celebrate the launch of a new political organization committed to electing more WOCs to public office. Women of Color for Progress (WCP) aims to empower women of [...]

March 22, 2017 Grassroots, Women
Fearless Girl Statue

New Yorkers Join in Solidarity For ‘A Day Without Women’ Events

Protest events took place city-wide on International Women’s Day Wednesday, with thousands showing up to demonstrate solidarity with women and other groups that have been targeted by President Donald Trump’s executive orders. The events were organized as part of ‘A [...]

March 9, 2017 News, Women
Women of Color for Progress

‘Women Of Color For Progress’ Eye Elected Office

A group of female political activists have launched a new advocacy body to help elect women of color (WOC) to New York public offices. ‘Women of Color for Progress’ (WOC4Progress) is led by 10 women involved in city government and community [...]

March 8, 2017 News, Women
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
Woman in Statue of Liberty costume

Artistic Uprising Highlights Exploitation of Women

Artists, authors, poets, and singers gathered in Washington Square Park on Tuesday night to share their creativity with New Yorkers at a special Valentine’s Day rally in solidarity against the exploitation of women. The “NYC Artistic Uprising” was part of [...]

February 15, 2017 News, Women
NOW-NYC anti-trump protest Nov.14

Trump is a Direct Threat to Women’s Rights, Protesters say

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence have launched a direct attack on women, according to protesters at a recent rally organized by The National Organization for Women of New York. The march was part of NOW-NYC’s Post-Election Call to [...]

November 14, 2016 Human Rights, News, Women