Join Us November 11 to Move NYC Forward

Towards a 21st Century City for All Presents

Moving New York City Forward in 2014 and Beyond

Monday, November 11th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Proshansky Auditorium (Concourse Level)
365 5th Avenue (at 34th Street)

With an after-conference event at the Talking Transition tent 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The conference is full and we are not accepting additional RSVPs.
There will be a live video webcast of the conference available.
The after-conference event is open to the public - an RSVP is not necessary.

Speakers & Panelists Include:

Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer
Public Advocate-elect Letitia James

Darren Walker, Ford Foundation
Ben Jealous, NAACP
Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
State Senator Liz Krueger
Héctor Figueroa, 32BJ
Bob Master, CWA Region 1
Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Deputy Director of U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations
Rafael Cestero, Community Preservation Corporation
Kathryn Wylde, Partnership for NYC
Melanie Hartzog, Children’s Defense Fund
Shael Polakow-Suransky, NYC DOE
Gail Nayowith, SCO Family of Services
Catalina Fortino, UFT


Conference Schedule
(updated 11-6-13)

9:00                    Registration

9:30                    Welcome

Chase Robinson, Interim President, The Graduate Center, CUNY
John Mollenkopf, Director, Center for Urban Research
Bob Master, Legislative/Political Director, CWA District 1, Co-Chair, WFP
Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Deputy Director of U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations
Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation

10:00-11:00        Plenary: What NYC Can Do to Promote Upward Mobility and Reduce Inequality 

Moderator:  John Mollenkopf

Hector Figueroa, President, SEIU 32BJ
Jim Riccio, Director of Low Wage Workers and Communities, MDRC
Maya Wiley, President, Center for Social Inclusion (invited)
Andrew Kimball, Jamestown

11:00-11:15         Break

11:15- 12:45        Morning Breakout Panels


12:45-1:30            Buffet lunch & networking

1:30-3:00              Afternoon Breakout Panels

3:00-4:00              Plenary: Facing the Challenges of Budget Balance and Labor Relations

Introduction: Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer

Moderator: James Parrott, Fiscal Policy Institute

Vincent Alvarez, Central Labor Council
Carol Kellermann, Citizens Budget Commission
Mindy Tarlow, Center for Employment Opportunities
Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research

4:00-5:00              Plenary: The Way Forward

Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO, NAACP

Keynote Speaker TBA

6:00-8:00              Post-Conference Event at the Talking Transition tent (Canal St and 6th Avenue)

Join us for a participatory debrief of the conference and networking kicked off by remarks from:

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James
Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress

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