Community Conversation: Navigating the Media - Join us for a discussion on how to navigate the media in the age of information overload. Click to RSVP!
As I mentioned at our first Post-Election Community Forum, there would be follow up on our website and more opportunities to come together to discuss concerns. You can check our Post Election Community Organizing page devoted to information on various ways to get informed and involved post-inauguration. It includes an extensive Volunteer Resource Guide and information on many issue organizations. We will update it on a regular basis so keep checking in.
One issue I have heard much about since election day and prior, is a growing concern about the amount of false information in the media and the importance of critical thinking and fact–checking. It has become more and more difficult to assess all the information that comes our way. News comes from so many sources these days; mainstream media, social media feeds, satire shows, independent media outlets. How do you determine what news to follow and what is true?
I am pleased to partner with the National Association for Media Literacy Education for our next community event – FACT vs FICTION. It will be held on Wednesday Feb 1st, 6:30pm at the B’Nai Jeshurun Community House at 270 W 89th st. Sree Sreenivasan, the Chief Digital Officer at NYC.gov, will also attend. Please join me for this Community Conversation on the current state of the news and what you can do to decipher between fact and fiction. See flyer below and click here to RSVP
You can also find information on the NYC Women’s March taking place on Saturday, January 21st on my website. The march will promote equality and civil rights for all and is one of the hundreds of sister marches nationwide to coincide with the march in Washington DC. Tens of thousands have already signed up to march in NYC and I will be marching with the National Organization of Women (NOW). Due to the large number of people joining, there will be staggered times for arrival, so please go on the website and get up to date information.
If you observe the Sabbath, there will be a contingent leaving from the UWS to march to Trump Tower, as an alternate to getting to the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the east side. You can find information on that sister march here. I look forward to joining the beginning of this March and thank you to B’Nai Jeshurun for helping organize this opportunity.
Join us to make sure those in Washington hear our commitment to values of equality and diversity!