[New York News\Public Advocate]
Jumaane D. Williams, an activist and former New York City Council member, was elected public advocate of the City of New York in February 2019 after a special election. Throughout his career he has led the fight for better policing, safer streets, affordable housing, and transparency in city government.
This Thursday, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams will hold a roundtable with reporters and editors from the community and ethnic media outlets to discuss his top legislative priorities and upcoming initiatives that touch each corner of New York City.
The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY 219 West 40th Street, Room 308 New York, NY 10018, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.
As the second in line to the mayor, with the power to introduce legislation, the public advocate is ushering in an evolution of the office. Under his guidance, the Office of the Public Advocate has been restructured to include deputy public advocates charged with tackling issues critical to the City, and borough advocates who are on the ground engaging with the community.
The event offers an excellent opportunity to connect with the public advocate and ask questions important to their respective audiences.
Jumaane D. Williams, an activist and former New York City Council member, was elected public advocate of the City of New York in February 2019 after a special election. Throughout his career, he has led the fight for better policing, safer streets, affordable housing, and transparency in city government. As public advocate, his vision is to ensure the office exercises all of its rights and abilities to serve the people of New York. To date, his work has led to large-scale debate and/or change in policing, education, mental health services, labor rights and more.
The event is part of CCEM’s Newsmakers Series and is being organized in collaboration with the Office of the Public Advocate.
About Newsmakers Series
Newsmakers Q&As are on-the-record conversations of public officials with journalists from the city’s very diverse community and ethnic media. The series, a signature program of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, aims to increase coverage in this media of the City Council and government agencies and departments, as well as foster better communication and promote civic engagement.