“Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free men.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Let's Talk Democracy expands to Manhattan!
Similarly dedicated to bringing information to local communities and providing a forum for voices to be heard, Let’s Talk Democracy-Manhattan brings civics series closer to you.
Check out our event topics, dates, and locations here.
Let's Talk Democracy: Civic Engagement Series
Hamilton Fish Park Library – A 5-Week Series:
Wednesdays, Oct 16, 23 & 30, Nov 6 & 13 & 20, 2019, 5:30 to 6:45pm
Learn the Structure of Government: Local, State, and Federal
Would you like to understand our political system better and have the tools to improve it? Join us for a community conversation on how our federal, state and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact. Empower yourself to effect change by learning how the system works and what you can do to get government to respond to you.
Introduction to State Government: Role of State Legislature in City Affairs
Introduction to City Government: Relationship with State Government
District Leaders: Tasks and Responsibilities
The Structure of Federal, NY State and City Governments
6-Week Series - Thursdays, April 4 - May 16, 2019, 5:30pm
Would you like to understand our political system better and have the tools to improve it? Join us for a community conversation to learn about how our federal, state and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact.
Empower yourself to make the changes you want by learning how the system works & what you can do to get government to respond to you.
About Let’s Talk Democracy-Manhattan
Building on the the success of our Queens events and the ever-growing interest to better understand how our democracy works, Let's Talk Democracy has expanded to Manhattan. Spear-headed by one of our steering committee members, Michele Burger, Let’s Talk Democracy-Manhattan is similarly dedicated to bringing information to local communities and providing a forum for voices to be heard. Since 2018 we have offered events at several libraries across the Lower East Side, including Seward Park, Tompkins Square and currently Hamilton Fish Park. In the months ahead we will be expanding to other library branches as well as other neighborhood facilities.
Let’s Talk Democracy-Manhattan continues the organization's core goal to inform citizens, in a participatory setting, about how our federal, state and city governments work. Typically our speakers are experts in the field and elected officials. We include current topics important to every citizen, such as New York Charter reforms and the 2020 Census. Speakers have included Mahattant Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Members Carlina Rivera and Helen Rosenthal, Civil Court Judge Robert Rosenthal, State Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, among others.
Sessions are FREE and everyone is welcome. See the CALENDAR and flyers for scheduled sessions.
Many Thanks to Our Supporters
Special thanks to the NY Public Library, the Hamilton Fish Park Library and the Seward Park Branch for their help in our expansion to Manhattan.