Robert H. Jackson Center Continues Economic Justice Series
The Robert H. Jackson Center is continuing its April Economic Justice-themed Tea Time with the Jackson Center series, broadcast live from the center’s Facebook page, with two programs: Her Justice and the New Economy Project..
Rachel Braunstein, policy director, and Naomi Young, staff attorney at Her Justice will join Kristan McMahon, Jackson Center president, on the center’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 22, at 3 p.m. The three will will discuss the work of Her Justice and their focus on policy initiatives and advocacy for women who have legal needs in the areas of family, matrimonial and immigration law.
Sarah Ludwig, founder and co-director of the New Economy Project, an organization dedicated to building an economy that works for all, based on cooperation, equity, social and racial justice, and ecological sustainability, will join McMahon for a conversation live on the Jackson Center’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m. Ludwig and McMahon will discuss how the New Economy Project achieves its mission by supporting cooperative and community-controlled development and by challenging corporations that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty.
Those who have a Facebook account can follow the Robert H. Jackson Center’s page at www.facebook.com/roberthjacksoncenter and McMahon’s page at www.facebook.com/RHJCPres to be notified when the programs go live. Viewers can interact by commenting on the video during the live stream.
The center’s 2021 programming theme is The Work Left to Do, and within that theme, McMahon explores a different focus each month with her guests. The first tea of the month examines a topic from a broader perspective to understand the universal and legal challenges. The second tea of the month invites experts doing the work to educate and/or advance change to enable the audience to understand the continuing challenges.
The Robert H. Jackson Center received an Action Grant award by Humanities New York for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made to non-profits in every region of the state.
“History, philosophy, and literature give us the tools to understand the unfolding historic moment,” said Sara Ogger, Humanities New York executive director. “The awarded programs nimbly engage participants in compelling topics, and ultimately, with each other. It is inspiring to see how cultural service providers find new ways to reach their communities-HNY is honored to support them in their endeavors.”
The grants are federally funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities. Previous years have included New York state funding.