2016 Murphy Events

“Organizing 2.0”  A skills sharing conference for community activists and organizers to develop skills in online organizing, advocacy campaigns, and grassroots fundraising. (April 29-30, 2016)

“NY Clearinghouse for 2020 Census, Voting Rights & Redistricting” A quarterly meeting of a cohort of legislative leaders, civil rights organizations, clergy and representatives from organized labor designed to insure inclusive participation for labor and civic organizations in the 2016 Elections, 2020 Census Count and Legislative Redistricting. (April 28, 2016)

“Reworking Labor: Uber and the Gig Economy” A student organized forum.  Speakers: James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Jorge Alvarez-Washington, Uber partner and Katie Unger, former Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, consultant, writer and long-time New York labor activist (April 8, 2016)

“Public Sector Unions on the Line: Right-Wing Attacks & Labor Movement Responses” (Part 1 & Part 2) A one-day conference focused on the right-wing attack on public sector labor as well as efforts to counter those attacks.  Speakers included academic researchers as well as labor and community leaders. (March 25, 2016)

“Next System Project NYC Convening” A two-day convening of over 35 sessions with over 500 participants organized around the question: What should the next system look like — and how can we get there? (March 11-12, 2016)

“Challenging the Inevitability of Displacement” A convening of interested and concerned parties across various fields to articulate common needs, exchange strategies and identify promising solution-oriented collaborations to ramp up efforts to address issues of displacement in New York City. (March 5, 2016)

“Climate Leadership Immersion” A three-day immersion for union leaders to acquire a solid grasp of the key issues – scientific, technical, political and historical – of climate change and climate policy. (March 2-4, 2016)

“Migrant Labor in China: A Post-Socialist Transformation” Speaker: Pun Ngai, author of Made in China: Women Factory Workers In A Global Workplace and Migrant Labor In China, moderated by Ruth Milkman, Director of Research, Murphy Institute (Feb 23rd, 2016)

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