Did you know MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities? In observance of the national MLK Day of Service, NYC Service invites New Yorkers to participate in our local “MLK Day of Civic Action” on Monday, January 18. For this day of civic action, NYC Service will promote projects that advance equity and racial justice throughout the city. Join AmeriCorps members, City employees, and nonprofit partners in virtual and in-person service projects.
To view a listing of service projects occurring on or around MLK Day, visit the NYC Service website and the national MLK Day of Service website. If your organization is interested in hosting volunteers for the “MLK Day of Civic Action”, please register your opportunity with NYC Service and MLK Day of Service.
Share your MLK Day service experiences on social media! We encourage all of our partner organizations to promote your activities on social media, regardless of whether you are hosting an NYC Service project or creating your own. Check out our “MLK Day of Civic Action” social media kit for hashtags and sample posts and images.
Join NFBPWC and BPW California’s Bay Capital District, in partnership, for a timely conversation with Ruth Umoh, reporter at Forbes, covering all aspects of diversity and inclusion.
Given the mass exodus of women from the workplace as a result of Covid-19—and the likely return en masse to the office post-pandemic— Ruth will discuss:
- Navigating the “double-double shift” of motherhood and remote work
- Why we’re seeing women flee the workplace; the bottom line and economic impact; and what it will take to retain this critical demographic in the workforce
- What women want from their employers and how to request (and receive) those benefits (fair and equitable pay, promotions, meaningful work, flexibility, less burnout, and less administrative tasks)
- Tangible strategies on how to lead with confidence and determine your market value (especially when making a return to the workforce)
- Negating myths about gender inequity in the workplace
We’ll hear from women who have volunteered to share their personal experiences with gender inequity in the workplace.
The session will conclude with a live Q&A.
About Ruth Umoh
Ruth Umoh is a Forbes reporter, covering all aspects of diversity and inclusion. In this role, she highlights timely issues on topics like race, gender, and class, with a keen focus on how social differences affect business performance and economic growth. She was previously a reporter at CNBC and has held positions at Rolling Stone and New York Daily News.
This program is part of “Agents of Change in an Interdependent World,” a series of programs, cosponsored by the Culture as Diplomacy Initiative of Asia Society and the John Brademas Center of New York University, which examines issues in “interdependency,” to describe our globalized and interconnected world. The circumstances we are living in today requires us to connect globally, to share and grapple with the pressing, emerging, threatening challenges that transcend borders. This program is presented in collaboration with OneShared.World.
Following the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution and the election of the first woman of color as Vice President in the nation’s history, this year’s program will highlight creative women who are at the vanguard of change agents in society.
The program will be introduced by Ruchira Gupta and will feature a keynote discussion with Gloria Steinem and Julie Taymor, discussing Steinem’s lifelong commitment to women’s rights as told through the biopic The Glorias, directed by Taymor. This will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Olga Garay English with Sayu Bhojwani , Erika Dickerson-Despenza, reflecting new generation of women change agents and new approaches to this moevement. The program will end with a spoken word performance.
Our presenters will speak to the inspiring ways in which culture, arts, and creativity are giving voice to a new generation of women’s activism. They are visionaries, working as individuals and with emerging groups to create new alliances for change. A common thread uniting them all is the conviction that creative thinking offers new ways of connecting, breaking down walls, and inspiring change. Through imagination, activism, and passion, these women have brought together new vision to create a more interdependent world in which we can work together to tackle some of our most pressing challenges.
By hearing the voices of women who are actually doing this work, we hope to inspire our audience with new models of change and promote new connections among an emerging interdependent community.
Join NFBPWC and the Health Committee as we present our first Virtual Women’s Wellness Fair. The Health Committee has been working hard to collaborate for an incredible 3 hour Wellness Fair.
– Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cindy Geyer, M.D. Medical director at Canyon Ranch.
– Presentations by various wellness providers, followed by live question and answer session in private Zoom breakout rooms. Program will have 3 available workshops in each session, 3 sessions total.
The Energy Within… from the Heart,Trish Knight, M.E.d, DCRC
CPR and First Aid for Everyone, Marsha Riibner-Cady, Cady CPR Solutions
MediCare for All, Jessica Schorr Saxe, M.D.
To be announced, Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Gordon
Pounce! Humor & Play in Wellness, Jacqueline Delibes
To be announced, Dr. Inessa Zaleski
Water, Air Quality, and Health, Hyon Rah
COVID Vaccine, Diana Herrero, MS
Mind the Five “F’s” and Stay Safe! Nermin K. Ahmad