November 2017

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12:30PMCreative Storytelling for Video Workshop with Eyes Up Here Productions

In this collaborative workshop, Eyes Up Here Productions will take you through our strategic storytelling process, asking many of the questions you need to answer before anyone hits the “record” button.

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6:00PMYEA! Year End Appeal Bootcamp with NationBuilder

Want to learn how to exceed your 2017 and 2018 fundraising goals through the strategic use of technology? Then join us Wednesday, November 1st for a community workshop on end-of-year giving campaigns, hosted by NationBuilder NYC and our partners at Mosaic Strategies Group.

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12:30PMPaid Family Leave for Military Caregivers: What’s in the New Law Presented by NYC Veterans Alliance

Join NYC Veterans Alliance for a conversation with Molly Weston Williamson of A Better Balance, the lead advocacy organization spearheading education about New York State's new Paid Family Leave provisions.

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2:00PMFounderHours with FounderTherapy

FounderHours are expert-to-founder meetings where founders can candidly share their most pressing issues. Meetings are always complimentary and confidential.

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6:00PMTECH & POWER: Confronting Surveillance Capitalism: A conversation with Zeynep Tufekci

To help us understand how Facebook and the other big tech platforms got to be so powerful, there may be no better guide than Zeynep Tufekci, New York Times columnist and author of the recent book Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. Come join us in the search for answers, and to kick off our new series of Civic Hall talks on Tech and Power.

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3:00PMTEDWomen 2017 | Bridges Conference (LIVE)

Civic Women invites you to join us for an exclusive look at this year's TEDWomen Conference, streaming live from New Orleans. This year's theme is Bridges: we build them, we cross them, and sometimes we even burn them.

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9:00AMWeSparq [Members Only]

Join a group of people committed to helping each other work independently and be more effective.

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12:30PMCivic Hall Presents: “The Last Days of Reality” Brown Bag with Mark Pesce

Join us on November 3rd for a brown bag conversation with Mark Pesce about his new book “The Last Days of Reality”.

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4:30PMNew Member Orientation [Members Only]

Join us for an informal session where you'll learn how to manage your membership, understand community guidelines and engage more fully in all that Civic Hall has to offer.

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5:30PM“What’s Your Week” with Civic Hall Ambassadors! [Members Only]

Join us on alternate Mondays for a regular “sit down” (like a stand-up only chill-- and with tea and snacks) hosted by the Civic Hall Ambassadors and open to all Civic Hall members (no day pass required!)

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12:30PMBuilding Websites with Hugo, for Beginners 2 Part Workshop (1/2)

This workshop covers getting started with Hugo, an open source framework for building websites. At the end of this workshop you will be prepared to work on your own site.

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10:00AMBuilding Trustworthy Tech Info Session with Doteveryone

Join Doteveryone for an information session (with breakfast treats!) at Civic Hall to find out more about building, deploying and maintaining technology that's trustworthy, meet like-minded organizations, and get involved in shaping the future of responsible technology.

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12:30PMBuilding Memria: Journey of launching a social impact tech startup

Join Memria's CEO Louis Bickford and FounderTherapy's Head of Tech for Good Karen Schlesinger (who is also Memria's Head of Product) for a discussion on the journey of building a social impact tech startup.

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12:30PMRight at The Start — 5 Key Mistakes of Very-Early-Stage Social Entrepreneurship

Please join us on Thursday, 11/9 @ 12:30pm when: GLP academic Director, Jose Pedro Zenteno; GLP alumna, Natalia Jimenez; Yellow Magnet co-founders, Louis Songster and Aaron Green will discuss the Five Key Mistakes of Early-Stage Social Entrepreneurship.

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9:00AMWeSparq [Members Only]

Join a group of people committed to helping each other work independently and be more effective.

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8:00AMPARTNER EVENT – Humanitarian Blockchain Summit

The Humanitarian Blockchain Summit will bring technology experts, scholars, and humanitarian practitioners together for dynamic discussions about the future of blockchain technology in humanitarian operations and in pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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11:00AMPlatform Coop 2017: Technology Afterparty

CoLab Coop is excited to help convene an after-party for our fellow platform-coop obsessed tech developers and platform designers to come together and learn from one-another, connect, and co-create.

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12:30PMFrom Prototype to Beta: Launching Vet-Tech HR Inclusion Platform OweYaa

Join Founder, Barika Edwards will share the journey to launching OweYaa from Idea to Beta. Barika will share the challenges, the opportunities and the hard lessons learned along the way, from Reality TV Shows to Fundraising While Black. This is an event for the Civic Hall community that has been an amazing force along the way.

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9:00AMPRESS INSIDE OUT with Ivan Pereira of amNewYork

In our Press Inside Out series, Civic Hall interviews reporters from your favorite outlets to find out what makes news and what doesn’t. Attend this free event and gain new insight and tips on how to successfully package and deliver stories.

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12:00PMHeat Seek Sensor Demo & Discussion

Join Heat Seek on November 14th for a discussion of our work and a demo of our new sensors! We'll briefly talk about the design process (hardware R&D funded by a grant!), walk through all the new features, and demo the set-up and installation process.

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12:30PMBrown Bag Lunch with Action Blitz : #Resist #ACASabotage

COME join us for a lunchtime chat and see what we made, use the toolkit and share! #Resist #ACASabotage and save lives with us!

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4:30PMCommunity Powered WAN for IoT with LoRa!

The Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer and Terrill Moore of The Things Network will lead a discussion of how a diverse community of technologists, engineers, and government are working to stand up a wide area network.

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12:30PMPolitics Reborn: How To Empower Organizers

Politics Reborn will be discussing its mission and plan in achieving its goals.

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5:00PMEHRP Presents: Homeless in the Shadow of Santa Barbara’s Mansions

Join award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Dworkin for a screening of her short video Homeless in the Shadow of Santa Barbara's Mansions followed by a discussion with Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Wine and snacks will be served.

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12:30PMPeopleMovers.com Leader Lunch & Learn at Civic Hall #3

If you or your organization is involved in building strong communities or making a better world, we need you to attend this 1 hour Lunch & Learn. PeopleMovers.com is a new global platform for leaders and organizations to share information and collaborate without the noise of traditional social media sites.

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9:00AMWeSparq [Members Only]

Join a group of people committed to helping each other work independently and be more effective.

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4:30PMNew Member Orientation [Members Only]

Join us for an informal session where you'll learn how to manage your membership, understand community guidelines and engage more fully in all that Civic Hall has to offer.

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5:30PM“What’s Your Week” with Civic Hall Ambassadors! [Members Only]

Join us on alternate Mondays for a regular “sit down” (like a stand-up only chill-- and with tea and snacks) hosted by the Civic Hall Ambassadors and open to all Civic Hall members (no day pass required!)

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12:30PMBuilding Websites with Hugo, for Beginners 2 Part Workshop (2/2)

This workshop covers getting started with Hugo, an open source framework for building websites. At the end of this workshop you will be prepared to work on your own site.

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9:00AMWeSparq [Members Only]

Join a group of people committed to helping each other work independently and be more effective.

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9:00AMInternet in Venezuela: past, present and future

Paola Perez, Vice- President of Internet Society Venezuela, Chair of LACNIC Public Policy Forum will present a breakfast briefing "Internet in Venezuela: past, present and future."

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6:00PMTECH & POWER: Franklin Foer in conversation with Zephyr Teachout

Come join the conversation this week with Franklin Foer and Zephyr Teachout about Foer's new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.

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11:00AMResidency Brunch Mixer

Civic Hall invites you to join us at the Cafe for our first ever Residency Brunch Mixer. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the 20+ organizations in our Entrepreneurs and Organizers In Residence Programs, in addition to meeting and greeting many of our Residents.

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12:30PMLunch & Learn with Li’l Stories: Building Empathy With User Stories

Originally designed for the elementary classroom, we'll take the Li’l Stories storyboarding process for a spin: In this Lunch & Learn, you’ll create with a colleague or other Civic Hall member, user journey stories and share your stories with the group.

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12:30PMUsing Patreon to Fund Yourself

Patreon is a platform for creators and organizations to get paid each month for things they're already making, by the people who are already enjoying their work.

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4:30PMThe Circular Economy Panel Discussion

Our panel speakers are not about business-as-usual, rather they represent companies that are interested or acting on ‘circularity’. We discuss what steps have been taken towards the CE, their takeaways from these actions, what they see as the trajectory of the CE in business and how businesses can take steps to get there.

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