- 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.
NY Presbyterian Hospital, 180 Ft. Washington Ave, Harkness Pavillion, 2nd Fl, Social Work Dept
RSVPFamilies for Safe Streets Injury Support Community. Have you been injured in a crash (recently or long ago)? Ever experience distress connected to post-traumatic memories? There are treatments that can help. Join us for a social evening to connect with other crash survivors - followed by a presentation by Verena Salvi, LCSW on interactive techniques for relieving psychological stress, including EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Conference participants will gain insight into Vision Zero strategies to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries, while increasing safety, health and equitable mobility for all. Day One features keynote speakers including Janette Sadik-Khan, principal at Bloomberg Philanthropies and former NYC Department of Transportation commissioner, as well as breakout sessions on street design, equity,…
- 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. Conference participants will gain insight into Vision Zero strategies to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries, while increasing safety, health and equitable mobility for all. Day Two of the conference presents small group "in the field" activities, including biking tours, walking tours, workshops and site visits, as well as a closing cocktail reception.
- Families for Safe Streets Only. Been injured in a crash or lose a family member? Join FSS members from across the country for an FSS member only day of workshops: Advocacy Through Storytelling Fundraising Member Outreach & Engagement How to Identify a Campaign & Win 9:30am-4pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration will be available shortly on the Vision Zero Cities conference website.
- Social Mapping is a growth tactic that can boost your political power, by boosting up your friends and neighbors. Learn how to juggle events, materials, and press calls as your campaign grows by cultivating leadership in your supporters. This two-hour training will guide you through the steps to building a sustainable leadership structure that will help your campaign persevere, successful meeting structures, and effective communication strategies for your leadership team. Free.
Join Families for Safe Streets as we remember those killed and seriously injured in traffic crashes in NYC, the United States and around the globe. Stay tuned for details.