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Securing Democracy for Tomorrow - Join the City Bar's Civil

Securing Democracy for Tomorrow – Join the City Bar’s Civics Corps!
Securing Democracy for Tomorrow – Join the City Bar’s Civics Corps!
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Program | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Volunteer Fair
Online registration is now closed. Please call Customer relations at 212 382 6663 to register or for assistance.

Format: In-Person

Program Fees:
Free for Members/Non Lawyers/Teachers/School Administrators | $15 Non-Member Attorneys  

Are you concerned that one out of two Americans can’t name the three branches of government, and only two-thirds of eligible Americans vote in presidential elections?

Come hear from New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks, followed by a panel discussion about civic education efforts across the city, volunteer opportunities and first-hand accounts of the impact of civics programs on students and volunteers.

You will also have the opportunity to meet with multiple organizations that engage with New York City’s students to increase their civics knowledge and activity and sign up to volunteer! Many programs require only a small time commitment and others provide for deeper involvement. Bring your colleagues! There are opportunities for lawyers and non-lawyers.

Keynote Address: 
David C. Banks, New York City Schools Chancellor

Khin Mai Aung, New York Executive Director, Generation Citizen
Wendy Dessy, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Proskauer
Abdul Hafiz, Vice President, Muslim Bar Association of New York; Associate, White & Case LLP
Hon. Vera Scanlon, U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Hon. Katharine H. Parker, Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York; Co-Chair, New York City Bar Task Force on Civic Education

Volunteer Fair Participating Organizations:
Civics for All, New York City Department of Education
Do Something.Org
Generation Citizen
Justice Resource Center, Inc.
Legal Outreach.Org
Honorable Robert A. Katzmann: Justice for All: Courts and the Community Initiative, The Civic Education Project of the Federal Courts of the Second Circuit
New York City Urban Debate League

Sponsoring Committee: 
Task Force on Civic Education, Hon. Katharine Parker & Dawn Smalls, Co-Chairs 

Co-Sponsoring Committee: 
Task Force on the Rule of Law, Marcy Kahn, Chair

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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