SNP: Diversity Open House for Students
The Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project, along with the Mental
Health, Veteran Advocacy, and Domestic Violence projects, announces a
Diversity Open House for Graduate Social Work and 1L and 2L Law
Students. Join us for networking opportunities for students seeking
internships in the summer and fall of 2014.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4th in the Urban Justice
Center's Large Conference Room from 4PM–6PM. The Urban Justice
Center is located on the 16th Floor of 123 William Street in Lower
Manhattan. No RSVP is required, but students should bring resumes and
cover letter(s) indicating interest in particular projects.
Discussion on the Future of NYC Council
On the evening of Monday, December 2nd, the Human Rights Project (HRP)
along with Common Cause/NY and New York Law School/Center for New York
City Law, held a roundtable at New York Law School with six New York
City Council members -Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Melissa
Mark-Viverito, Annabel Palma, James Vacca, and Mark Weprin – on the
future of the City Council. The roundtable, moderated by Susan Lerner,
Executive Director of Common Cause/NY and Christina Greer, Fordham
University Professor, featured an in-depth discussion on the Council's
rules and operations going forward, touching on topics including
discretionary funds, the progression of legislation, the roles of
Council, working with Mayor Elect DeBlasio, and the incoming 21
Council members. HRP Director Shani Jamila provided opening and
concluding remarks. A video of the event is available at
Audio of the event may be accessed here.
SNP and CDP Fight for Affordable Housing in New Lawsuit
On November 12th, the Safety Net Project (SNP) and the Community
Development Project (CDP) announced a new lawsuit filed in State
Supreme Court challenging the Bloomberg Administration's disastrous
Infill plan. This lawsuit, announced on a frigid morning from the
steps of City Hall, represents the Urban Justice Center's latest
commitment to preserving affordable Public Housing, which comprises
nearly 15% of our city's rentable apartments.
SNP and CDP joined the New York Environmental Law & Justice Project to
challenge Infill, which proposes demolishing senior centers,
ballfields, and other critical community resources in Public Housing
complexes to make way for luxury housing developments. The suit
centers on the Administration's failure to conduct Federally-mandated
environmental review, parkland alienation, and floodplain analysis
procedures, an especially important component given the damage
sustained by Public Housing complexes during Hurricane Sandy.
Click here to
view highlights from the press conference, and continue checking our
website for the latest updates on this important case!