Keynote Speaker at "Take Back the Night Rally"
Apr
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Keynote Speaker at "Take Back the Night Rally"

This is Ithaca’s 38th Take Back the Night! TBTN is a march, rally, speak-out, and vigil in solidarity with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

This year’s theme is Healing Through Storytelling. The Collective of community members chose this theme because we wanted to highlight how the healing process often begins with sharing your story. #ManyVoicesTBTN!

The rally will begin at 7pm at the Bernie Milton Pavilion with performances from Lady D, Liz Enwright, Becca Myers, Karen Wyatte, April West, Angie Beeler, Cora Ellen Luke, Izzy and the Ballerinas, and Jaya the Trust Coach. Our keynote speaker will be the second Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Michelle Courtney Berry!

Check out Michelle's Ted X talk at IC! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvQyN8TmFd4

Shirts are available at the rally for a sliding scale of $12-20.

If you can't make it but want to participate: You can send a message to support survivors! Your message will be posted on a display board at the Take Back the Night Rally. If you would like to share your story or message for the speak-out, it will be read with anonymity by a member of the Collective at the speak-out portion of the Rally. Submit a message by going here: http://ithacatbtn.weebly.com/share-your-voice.html

For more information about Take Back the Night, please check out our website http://ithacatbtn.weebly.com/

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Michelle to Speak at Women's March
Jan
16
2:30pm 2:30pm

Michelle to Speak at Women's March

For Immediate Release January 7, 2017 Ithaca, New York (e-release): The Women’s March on Ithaca will take place January 21, 2017. This is a peaceful event in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington to demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. The March begins at 10a.m. followed by a rally at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons.

Marchers are asked to convene at Ithaca City Hall at 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 and bring flags, posters, and signs that carry messages of women’s and human rights.

Marchers will walk a one mile route from City Hall to Dewitt Park, down Buffalo Street several blocks, then back to Martin Luther King Jr. Street (aka State Street) and return to the Commons for the rally. Marchers will need to remain on sidewalks and be alert to traffic along the route.

The rally will commence at 11:30a.m. at the Bernie Milton Pavilion. The program schedule features speakers and musical performances on political issues of concern to Women, LGBTQ community, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and all those who fight for human rights. At the time of this press release speakers include Democratic Candidate Leslie Danks Burke, former Tompkins County Poet Laureate Michelle Courtney Berry, County Historian Carol Kammen, Director of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Angela Riddell, and student member of Ithaca College’s Center for LGBTQ Education, Outreach, and Services Alexa Salvato. Musical performance by Answer the Muse.

Women’s March on Ithaca is an inclusive, peaceful march and is free to join. Stay up-to-date by following our event on Facebook: facebook.com/events/1856121357940899

Event Partners: Cornell Women’s Resource Center, Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Running Club, Tompkins County Democratic Committee, and many other individuals who support this cause. “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” –Maya Angelou

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Michelle Sings at Writers Resist Event
Jan
15
1:30pm 1:30pm

Michelle Sings at Writers Resist Event

Writers Resist is a nationwide collective of writers that formed shortly after the election in order to resist “that which attacks or seeks to undermine those most basic principles of freedom and justice for all.” On January 15, 2017, Writers Resist will stage readings across the United States and in Europe and Asia in order to express our “shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy.” There are 80 events planned (and counting), including one in Ithaca.

“Justice for All: A Writers Resist Reading,” will take place at 2:00pm at the First Unitarian Church and will feature ten local writers -- Dubian Ade, Michelle Courtney Berry, Sorayya Khan, Christine Kitano, Tish Pearlman, Bob Proehl, Dan Rosenberg, Raza Rumi, Saviana Stanescu, and Helena Maria Viramontes -- who will share the works of other writers that speak to the ideals of freedom and democracy. Hosted by Jaime Warburton. Michelle will close the event by singing (and encouraging the crowd to join in) Bob Marley's "Redemption Song."

All proceeds raised will go to Ithaca Welcomes Refugees.

http://www.writersresist.org/ http://www.ithacawelcomesrefugees.org/ @ithacawriters

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"Successful Entrepreneurship at the Tompkins County Public Library"
Sep
14
12:00pm12:00pm

"Successful Entrepreneurship at the Tompkins County Public Library"

Hear from local entrepreneurs about the challenges and successes they’ve experienced, as well as the resources they have utilized, in the development of their businesses. Panelists are varied in experience, age, gender, and ethnicity, as well as represent a mix of sectors and size of company / organization. Specific attention will be given to individual stories and how entrepreneurs financed their businesses.

 

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Co-Host for Vice-President Biden's "National Cancer Moonshot Summit"
Jun
29
10:00am10:00am

Co-Host for Vice-President Biden's "National Cancer Moonshot Summit"

During his State of the Union address on January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama announced the establishment of a new National Cancer Moonshot Initiative to accelerate cancer research. The initiative—led by Vice President Joe Biden—aims to make more therapies available to more patients, while also improving our ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage.

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Keynote Address, Annual Meeting -Alternatives Federal Credit Union
Jun
16
8:00am 8:00am

Keynote Address, Annual Meeting -Alternatives Federal Credit Union

Alternatives is a regional Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).   Our Mission:   To build wealth and create economic opportunity for underserved people and communities.   Voted #1 Community Development Financial Institution in the USA by the National Credit Union Association in 2014.

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Afternoon Address, "Zentrify Your Life in Minutes:  How To Harness Energy, Hack Stress and Heal Imbalance
Feb
6
9:00am 9:00am

Afternoon Address, "Zentrify Your Life in Minutes: How To Harness Energy, Hack Stress and Heal Imbalance

Join area life coaches and dynamic speakers Ariana Blossom from RevIthaca and Michelle as they team up with area, national and international women from eBay to other trendsetting organizations, companies and enterprises for a great day of networking, learning and collaborating. 

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