Sandy Anniversary on Tuesday: Social Justice Forum, Candlelight Vigil

This coming Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.  Among the events to mark the occasion is a forum featuring experts and community leaders at University Settlement.

Hurricane Sandy, East River.

Hurricane Sandy, East River.

The forum is called, “Our Climate, Our City, Our Future: Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding.”  The panel discussion is the first of three discussions being organized by the Center for Social Inclusion.  Participants in the panel include GOLES Executive Director Damaris Reyes, Helena Wong from CAAAV and Ron Shiffman from the Pratt Institute.  The forum takes place Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m., at University Settlement’s headquarters, 184 Eldridge St. For more information or to RSVP, you can contact Dennis Chin at or 212-248-2785 x1450 or 609-954-2111.  Or you can click on the registration page.

sandy flyer

Also on Tuesday, the LES Ready Coalition is sponsoring a candlelight vigil at East River Park. “Light Up the Shore” begins at 6:30 p.m. at 6th Street.  See the flyer posted above for more info.