Action and Advocacy

The parish of Trinity Church Wall Street is committed to protecting the vulnerable and striving for peace and justice in our country. Areas of focus include issues surrounding immigration and refugees and the question of Rikers Island. We invite all community members, neighbors, and partners to join us as we stand with the oppressed and work for justice. Learn about upcoming actions and events below.

 

Upcoming Events

 

 
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness with author and speaker Austin Channing Brown
 
In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Her stories bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric — from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.
 
Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness — if we let it — can save us all.
  • Tuesday, November 27 at St. Paul’s Chapel - 209 Broadway
  • Thursday, November 29 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church - 521 W 126th St
Doors open at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30pm, followed by a reception and book signing.
Copies of Brown’s I’m Still Here will be available for purchase at both events.
 
 

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Ending Punishment for Poverty
 

The Mass Bail Out will post bail for hundreds of women and children awaiting trial, many of whom are held at Rikers Island and can’t afford bail. As the Rev. Winnie Varghese explains, cash bail is a broken system, a punishment for poverty. Hear why she and others from our Trinity Church Wall Street community are partnering with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights to support this historic action. Join us at massbailout.org.

 

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Previous Actions


2018

October 3: Mass Bail Out Training
September 25: National Voter Registration Day
31 de julio & 7 de agosto: Conozca Sus Derechos
July 31 & August 7: Know Your Rights
July 23: Community Care and Mental Health Forum and Information Session
June 30: End Family Separation NYC Rally and March
June 24: Pride March
June 20: World Refugee Day
June 12: Advocate for Cash Bail Reform
June 12: Orlando Remembered
June 11: Seven Deadly Sonnets and Other Stories: A Poetry Reading with Pádraig Ó Tuama
June 2: Youth Over Guns March
June 1: Raising the Pride Flag
April 17: Question of Rikers Island Breakfast
March 24: March For Our Lives
January 30: Trial of Officer Who Shot Deborah Danner
January 20: Women's March

2017

November 1: NYC Interfaith Vigil for Peace
October 28: Undocumented: What Do Faith Communities Need to Know?
September 26: National Voter Registration Day
September 5: Fight for DACA!
August 15: Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach
June 26: Keep Children Covered
June 25: NYC Pride march
June 20: World Refugee Day
June 16: NYC Pride Rally
June 15: Mayoral Candidates Forum & Interfaith Iftar
June 13: LGBT Monthly Meeting & Discussion Group
June 12: Orlando Remembered
June 10: NYC Interfaith Iftar Saturday
June 1: Pride Flag Raising
May 6: Riverkeeper Sweep
May 1: Rise Up NY
April 29: Climate March in Washington, DC
April 22: NYC March for Science
March 28–29: City of Refuge
March 16: March to Protect Immigrant New Yorkers
March 10: Standing with Standing Rock
March 9: Jericho Walk in Support of Immigrants