Events

September 2018

  • TransAlt Bronx Activist Committee - Mont…


    Bronx Museum of the Arts
    New York

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    The Bronx committee meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss street safety projects, including Complete Grand Concourse, Safer Boston Road and Harlem River Bridges. Learn more about the committee: http://www.facebook.com/TABronxCommittee 
  • TransAlt Bronx Activist Committee - Mont…


    Bronx Museum of the Arts
    New York

    RSVP
    The Bronx committee meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss street safety projects, including Complete Grand Concourse, Safer Boston Road and Harlem River Bridges. Learn more about the committee: http://www.facebook.com/TABronxCommittee 
  • The Hudson Valley Bike Ride


    Purchase College
    New York

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    The Jewish Board’s Hudson Valley Bike Ride is celebrating 10 Year Anniversary on Sunday, September 30 at Purchase College.  Our bike ride is a wonderful opportunity for any experienced rider (and for new riders, too)!  In addition to your route of choice (10 miles, 20 miles or 62 miles) we have plenty of refreshments along the route, as well as fun gifts for everyone who participated and a delicious barbecue after the ride.   The best part of the ride is the money raised for The Jewish Board to provide 45,000 New Yorkers annually with mental health services. Please call (212) 632-4712 for…

October 2018

  • Your City, Your Voice 101 - A Complete I…


    Transportation Alternatives
    New York

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    This all-day training is a crash course in how to get involved in grassroots activism, designed to give you the organizing tools that you will need to run a successful activist campaign.  During the seven-hour training, you will be introduced to powerful activists from the five boroughs and beyond, and learn specific tactics for effective activism, including but not limited to: anti-oppression and intersectional activism; campaign planning; public speaking; social media organizing; coalition building; and interacting with elected officials. Lunch and snacks are provided. Free.
  • Your City, Your Voice 201 - Introduction…


    Transportation Alternatives
    New York

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    This training is a recommended follow-up to Your City, Your Voice 101 focusing on the systems of advocacy, appointments, and elections that govern New York City. You will learn how all the levels of local government intersect, the roles and powers of appointed and elected officials, and most importantly, how talking to the right people at the right time can advance your cause. This two-hour module is designed to give you the scoop on how politics works in reality, beyond what you learned in high school civics. Free.
  • Your City, Your Voice 202 - Storytelling…


    Transportation Alternatives
    New York

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    The success of any activist campaign depends on the ability to effectively communicate. Learn how to market your campaign, shift tone for varying audiences, and the most effective ways to communicate your message in words and pictures. This two-hour training will include a graphics primer that works even for the most novice designers and an in-person writing workshop and critique to help you hone your message. Free.
  • Your City, Your Voice 203 - Event Planni…


    Transportation Alternatives
    New York

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    In activism, public events are an effective demonstration of political support. This two-hour training will focus on the best ways to draw a crowd at an event, mobilizing coalition partners and their supporters, and tips for preparing your supporters for the event. Transportation Alternatives organizers will share lessons learned from hosting over 500 events a year, and enabling thousands of New Yorkers to participate in politics in all five boroughs. Free. 
  • Your City, Your Voice 204 - Organizing T…


    Transportation Alternatives
    New York

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    Social media has the ability to multiply the effectiveness of activism. This two-hour training on using social media to amplify activist campaigns is applicable to digital natives and old-school activists alike. You will learn the ins and outs of hashtag activism, best practices to grow your social media base, and how to use tools like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to apply political pressure. Free.

November 2018

  • Your City, Your Voice 205 - How to Overc…


    Transportation Alternatives
    New York

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    Power Mapping is a strategic tool for activists to determine how to use political pressure for maximum effectiveness. In this two-hour training, take a deep dive into how to navigate the murky power relationships that influence decision makers. You will learn about local political clubs, historic party machines, and the power dynamics that could make or break your campaign. Free. 
  • Vision Zero Cities Conference


    Columbia University
    New York

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    Transportation Alternatives' fourth Vision Zero Cities conference, Nov. 7 - 8, brings experts from around the world to New York City to focus on best practices for preventing traffic deaths and injuries. Through keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops and site visits, conference participants will gain insight into Vision Zero strategies to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries, while increasing safety, health and equitable mobility for all. Among keynote speakers will be Janette Sadik-Khan, principal at Bloomberg Philanthropies and former NYC Department of Transportation commissioner.