Four Women in a Room: A Conversation about Women in NYS Government

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30pm

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Four Women in a Room

In New York, women have been excluded from the highest levels of state government. On May 1st, in the Great Hall where feminism was born, four women confront this power structure in free, public conversation. Stephanie Miner, former Mayor of Syracuse, Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Senior Advisor of the Latino Victory Fund and former Speaker of the NYC Council and L. Joy Williams, political strategist, President of the Brooklyn NAACP and creator and host of Sunday Civics shed light on the opacity of Albany and spark transparent inclusive solutions.

The panel will be moderated by Gloria Pazmino of POLITICO NY.

Tickets are free but reservations are requested here.

The program is ​​​sponsored by Yes &. Co-sponsors include:

  • Empire State Indivisible
  • True Blue NY
  • United Thru Action

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.