YOUTH ARTS NEW YORK presents:

SHOW UP! Youth and Voting Rights
A Workshop In Civic Engagement

In partnership with Students for Voting Justice a program of the Center for Common Ground, this day-long interactive workshop for students in grades 9 to 12 will teach youth about the history and challenges of voting rights and how to build teams to implement Get Out The Vote strategies – social media campaigns, postcards, phone calls, and texts – to contact some of the 16.5 million Americans who have been purged from the voter rolls, helping them re-establish their voter registration. Students will be provided with a healthy morning snack and lunch. Presenters include Sandra Radoff, Claire Ullman, Andrea Miller and Jay W. Walker. Students will be provided with a healthy morning snack and lunch.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2024  

WHERE: THE PEOPLE’S FORUM
320 West 37th St., New York, NY 10018

TO REGISTER: Robert Croonquist rcroon@gmail.com

FEE: $5.00 per student

COVID PROTOCOLS: People’s Forum no longer requires proof of vaccination or rapid home test

Sandra Radoff (She, Her) is a researcher and statistician who has her own business as a marketing and opinion research consultant. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and recently went back to graduate school to indulge her passion by completing all the coursework towards a Masters Degree in political science. For the past several years, she has spent considerable time as an activist focusing on the environment and social justice. Being Co-Director of Students for Justice has brought the most meaningful pieces of her life together in one place. Sandra lives in New York City with her husband and has two grown children, a son and a daughter, both Millennials.

Jay W. Walker (He, Him) has been involved in activism surrounding LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS issues for over 20 years. In 1998, he helped form the October 19th Coalition which used direct action activism to raise awareness of hate crimes targeting LGBTQ communities. He also volunteered with GMHC’s NY Citizens AIDS Network legislative public policy initiative. A founding member of Gays Against Guns and Rise and Resist, and a co-founder of the Reclaim Pride Coalition and The Queer Liberation March, Jay has conceived, produced and co-produced numerous fundraising events, public awareness campaigns, rallies, marches, and direct action protests focusing on hate crimes, Gun Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS, Anti-fascism, Resistance to the trump administration, and now restoring our democracy in its wake.

Claire Ullman (She, Her) is a political scientist who taught until recently at Barnard College and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and a BA from Harvard University. Before she went to graduate school, Claire helped found an emergency shelter for homeless women and children in Seattle as a VISTA volunteer and then stayed on as its development officer and then its Assistant Director. She served on the board of the Grand Street Settlement in New York City from 1995 to 2008. Finally, and perhaps most relevant to her current job as Co-Director of Students for Justice, Claire is the parent of three recent college graduates.