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, bail reform 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.

 

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Xīnxiān Shíwù Para Everyone

XĪNXIĀN SHÍWÙ PARA EVERYONE aims to spotlight healthy, ethical, local food options for everyone in our neighborhood.

These multilingual workshops will focus on food and community, answering questions like:

  • How can I get the freshest, local produce at a rate I can afford?
  • What does Community Support Agriculture (CSA) mean? Can I participate in my neighborhood? 
  • What easy recipes can I make with food from the local farmers' market?
  • Is fresh food available to people of low or no income? How can I receive it?

For more information contact Metha Balasquides at mbalasquides@trinitywallstreet.org

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 2pm 
St. Margaret’s House | 49 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

After a short a Health Bucks talk led by the NYC Department of Health, City Beets will offer a cooking demo showcasing recipes that can be prepared with produce found at a local farmers market. A light community meal to follow.

Languages spoken: Cantonese & English

Friday, March 22, 2019, 2pm  
Trinity Parish Center | 56 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006

Hunger Free NYC will conduct a workshop on how to use Health Bucks and complement them with SNAP and other benefits. Afterwards, participants will visit the City Hall farmers market together. Light refreshments will be available.

Languages spoken: Spanish & English

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11am  
St.Paul’s Chapel | 209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

A talk on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farmers markets will be followed by the Brown Bag Lunch service, Health Bucks distribution, and a group visit to the Tribeca Saturday Greenmarket. Light refreshments will be available. We welcome children, youth and families of all ages to participate.

Language spoken: English

 
CourtWatchNYC Training

Thanks to all who attended our Arraignments 101 program to learn about the arraignments process. We were delighted that so many of you joined us and our partners—Central Synagogue, Middle Collegiate Church, the Interfaith Center of New York, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, and CourtWatchNYC—in the work of reforming New York's outdated criminal justice laws. Register now for the next CourtWatchNYC Volunteer Training on Sunday, March 31.

Watch highlights from the Feb 23 training:

 

 

Video


Ending Punishment for Poverty
 

The Mass Bail Out campaign posted bail for over one hundred women and children awaiting trial, many of whom were held at Rikers Island and could not 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 partnered with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights to support this historic action. Learn more at massbailout.org.

 

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Previous Actions


2019

February 23: Arraignments 101
February 8-9: Scene & Unseen: Facing Race Through Film
February 5: Frederick Douglass Book Talk with Author David Blight
January 31: Stop Mass Incarceration: Ending Cash Bail and the Road to Closing Rikers Breakfast

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