Helen Mills Event Space and Theater
Moderated by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, these women will talk about their challenges, successes, and what kind of support women activists need to thrive. You will also hear how different local and international groups are supporting communities on the front lines of climate change.
6:30 pm–Doors Open
7:00 pm–Main Event
8:30 pm–VIP Reception
The VIP Reception, an intimate gathering with the speakers, will be at the Black Door located at 127 West 26th Street.
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide. She has won numerous awards for her reporting and writing, and is the author of five acclaimed books.
Helena Wong is a Global Grassroots Justice National Organizer and former executive director of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities in N.Y.C.. She has organized low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities for nearly twenty years around gentrification, community development and land use, and police violence. Helena has led delegations to China, meeting with organizers focused on land rights, migrant workers, environmental protection, and queer visibility. She is a founding member of Grassroots APIs Rising, coordinator of the Seeding Change National Fellowship for Asian American Organizing, and served on the national steering committee of the Right to the City Alliance.
Ursula Rakova is the executive director of Tulele Peisa, a community organization in Papua New Guinea working to relocate the entire island community of the Carterets due to rising sea levels. She is a pioneer in the environmental movement in Papua New Guinea and was instrumental in setting up several environmental NGOs in the region. Ursula received the Pride of PNG Award for her contribution to protecting the environment, and Tulele Peisa will be awarded the Equator Initiative Prize during Climate Week.
Regan Pritzker is a board member of the Libra Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to women’s rights and environmental and social justice, both locally and globally. An elementary school teacher by profession, Regan is also a member of the Global Greengrants board of directors, and chairs the Global Giving Network Steering Committee, a donor initiative of Global Greengrants.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....