The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green Present: Citizenship Now
The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green bring together leaders in social entrepreneurship who are working on the ground to untangle complex problems, empower the communities around them, and create change now. Join us for four evenings of storytelling, conversation, and problem-solving with experts in the fields of immigration, climate change, education, and civic engagement. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.
This weekly live event series begins January 30.
Schedule and Tickets
Tickets $10; all events take place at The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street.
Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm
Building community. Organizing. Activating people. Civic engagement is key to creating change on any level.
Join us as we hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re creating greater civic engagement by connecting communities, amplifying voices, and creating change. Featuring Amanda Alexander, founder of the Detroit Justice Center; Darrell Scott, co-founder and director of PushBlack; and Rohit Malhotra, founder and executive director of the Center for Civic Innovation.
Tuesday, February 6 at 7pm
Education is the single biggest indicator of employment and economic status in the United States.
Hear our panel of social entrepreneurs describe how they are trying to expand educational opportunities beyond the school building and into the communities that need them most. Featuring James Monteiro, founder and director of Reentry Campus; Quardean Lewis-Allen, founder of Made in Brownsville; and Yscaira Jimenez, CEO of LaborX.
Tuesday, February 13 at 7pm
2017 was the second-hottest year on record. The impact of climate change – from rising sea levels to rising food scarcity – continues to grow.
Join us as we hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re working to create solutions for one of the world’s most complex problems. Featuring Steph Speirs, founder and CEO of Solstice, and Bren Smith, co-founder of GreenWave.
Tuesday, February 20 at 7pm
The future of DACA remains uncertain. The US-Mexico border is perilous for those who try to cross it. Global migration is at an all-time high.
Hear our panel of social entrepreneurs discuss how they are supporting and advocating for immigrant communities, even as the political debate on the issue intensifies. Featuring Reyna Montoya, founder and executive director of Aliento; Robin Reineke, co-founder and executive director of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights; and Rebecca (Becca) Heller, co-founder and director of the International Refugee Assistance Project.