Community Panel Discussion

Held at the NY Association on Independent Living, 155 Washington Avenue, A limited number of audience seats are available. To request tickets, email Zach at

  • February 6th “Consumer Directed Personal Assistance”

Held at Grand Street Community Arts, Inc., 68 Grand Street. Depending on interest, some panels may require tickets.

  • March 5th “New York State Bail Reform”
  • April 2nd “Recreational Marajuana in New York State”
  • May 7th “Employee Rights in New York State”
  • June 4th “Discovery Reform Impact”
  • July 2nd “Community Investment”
  • August 6th “Building Community Relationships with Law Enforcement”
  • September 3rd “Media Literacy – Facts vs. Opinion”
  • October 1st “Trauma Response”
  • November 5th “Crime Victims’ Rights”

Doors open at 5:30 PM | Discussion starts at 6:00 PM
These events are FREE and open to the public. Time permitting, questions may be taken at the end. Discussion will be live streamed on Facebook and broadcast on WCAA.

Tentative Community Meeting Schedule

  • March 2020:
    • “Naloxone (Narcan®) Training”
      • Washington Avenue Branch, Albany Public Library: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • May 2020:
    • The State of the Albany Police Department”
      • Washington Avenue Branch, Albany Public Library: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • June 2020:
    • “NY Citizens Preparedness Corps (Disaster Preparedness)”
      • Location TBD 6:00PM – 7:30PM
  • November 2020:
    • “Crisis Intervention”
      • Washington Avenue Branch, Albany Public Library: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
  • December 2020:
    • “Love Thy Neighborhood” Conference
      • Location TBA, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • December 2020:
    • “Community Xmas Party – Tis the Season for Diversity”
      • Grand Street Community Arts Center, 68 Grand Street 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Additional meetings on emerging community meetings will be added as necessary.

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