Participation, Power, and Social Change is a dynamic panel exploring the intersections of policy formation and advocacy/activism. The event will feature activists, policy workers, practitioners, and academics with perspectives on leveraging the energy from political movements to get traction on the policy agenda.
Influencing public policy through public engagement and activism is one of the gifts of our democracy, and it is of greater value now than ever. Our panel will explore issues of power in creating more just public policy: How are activists getting their concerns onto the formal agenda? How can public officials share their power to more effectively create social change? What are policy workers and advocacy professionals doing to create policy that reflects the lived experiences of the people they are designing for? How can groups better organize to have their voices heard?
Wednesday 19 April
Panel Discussion: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Live Q&A: 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Mixer & Refreshments: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Room 802 Shorin
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
Angelo Carusone @goangelo @mmfa
Angelo now serves as the President of Media Matters for America.
May Boeve @mayboeve @350
May is the Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign.
Christopher Kocher @chrisjkocher @Everytown
Christopher Kocher is the Director of the Everytown Survivor Network.
Shanti Mathew @shantimariam @PublicPolicyLab
Shanti is the Strategy Director of the Public Policy Lab who works to make the world more equitable and dignified for all.
Andy Sinclair @NYUWagner
Andy is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner, specializing in American Politics and Political Methodology.