Make the Road New York Staff
/ Make the Road New York
Latin† American Integration† Center and Make the Road by Walking celebrated the announcement of their merger at SEIU 32BJ's Auditorium on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 to a packed audience. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, joined us to celebrate the event. The new organization, Make the Road New York, has four locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, and will combine:
democratic accountability to low-income people;
an innovative mix of strategies to confront inequality and economic injustice; and
deep and active community roots.
Make the Road New York honored Joseph Hansen, President of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Roberta Kaplan, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Executive Director at the Drum Major Institute. We thank all of our friends and allies for your support throughout the years and look forward to working with you as we move in to this important next phase in our organizationís development.
Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.