Past Events

Here are some of the major activities we’ve been up to recently. Be sure to join us for our upcoming events — time flies when you’re having fun!


Nov 13, 2020: Cocktails, Art, & Music

Art Sale & Auction Kick-Off Event

Musical performance by the violinist, Erica Quach
Conversation with the artist, Argie Moutafis-Agelarakis
Art auction took place Nov 13-21, 2020
Art sale ends Saturday night, Nov. 28th.

‣ 2 original artworks were auctioned.
59 original artworks are for sale in a variety of media (watercolor, oil, and mixed media).
‣ A 10% discount was offered for art sold at kick-off, only.
30% of the proceeds of the artwork will be graciously donated to CWNY to support services for women.
For more information, email events@cwny.org
Artwork pick-up hours will be available at the CWNY for any art purchased.
Shipping and handling will be processed separately. 


Nov 10, 2020: The Power of Financial Independence, COVID and Beyond

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Anna-Marie Vallone & Patricia Fulton
First Central Savings Bank

The PowerPoint slides for the above presentation are available here:


October 2020: Domestic Violence Awareness for Beauty Professionals

Interview on CWNY’s Youtube channel with a hairstylist who has helped women who are abused

The PDF transcript for this interview is available here:


Oct 22, 2020: Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Treatments

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Seeta Trivedi, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Argie Moutafis-Agelarakis
Breast Cancer Survivor

The PowerPoint slides from the above webinar are available here:


Oct 15, 2020: Parenting School Children During a Pandemic

Parenting School Children During a Pandemic Workshop banner

The PowerPoint slides from the above webinar are available here:


Sept 26, 2020: Art as Therapy

Art as Therapy

The PowerPoint slides from the above webinar are available here:


Aug 22, 2020: Global Human Trafficking Zoom Conference

The PowerPoint slides from the above conference are available here:


July 30, 2020: Sustainability Webinar

Panelists:

  • Catherine Bealin, Consultant, UN Development Programme. President, Douglas Manor Environmental Association.
  • Jennifer Greenfeld, Assistant Commissioner, Forestry, Horticulture & Natural Resources, NYC Parks

The Powerpoint in the above presentation is available for download below:


July 6, 2020: Getting Back to Business in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis Webinar

Learn about Workforce1 job recruitment and training in NYC and Queens Economic Development Corporation resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs in NYC.

The PowerPoint from the above presentation is available here in PDF format:


June 27, 2020: Global Forum on Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking During & Post COVID-19

The PowerPoint from the above presentation is available here in PDF format:


June 11, 2020: Korean Women’s Issues Roundtable

This meeting focused on issues of domestic violence, human trafficking, forced marriage, elder abuse, compulsive gambling and alcoholism.


June 9, 2020: Human Trafficking Webinar

Panelists:

• Assistant District Attorney Jessica Melton, Chief, Human Trafficking Bureau, Office of Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz

• Amanda Eckhart, Executive Director, RESTORE NYC

• Tori Curbelo, Manager of Education, Training & Advocacy, LifeWay Network

• Kyra Wooden, Youth Outreach Manager, ECPAT-USA

• Karen Lynne Siegel, Ph.D., Founding President Zonta Club of Greater Queens

PowerPoint slides from the webinar are available for download as a PDF file:


May 27, 2020: Rebooting Your Career Webinar

Featuring executive career coach and resume writer Ann-Marie Ditta.

The PowerPoint slides from the webinar are available for download as a PDF file:


May 7, 2020: South Asian Roundtable Discussion on Women’s Issues

This conference call touched on issues of domestic violence, human trafficking, forced marriage, and suicide.


Spring 2020 Poetry Contest

Read the winning poem from fifth grader Zoe Beharrylal.


Apr 30, 2020: Health & Wellness During Quarantine Webinar

Featuring
Marianna Zara
 Psychotherapist, Certified Recovery Coach
Izzy Jacobus
 Certified Nutritionist, Certified Trainer
Paige Bellenbaum
 Founding Director, The Motherhood Center of New York

Thank you to our sponsor, Wisselman, Harounian & Assocs. The PowerPoint slides are available for download as a PDF file:


Apr 21, 2020: Pandemic Legal Issues Webinar

A webinar covering Asset Protection Law, Advance Directives, and Family Law

Featuring
Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Esq.
 Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza
 Elder Law and Estate Planning
 Former New York State Assembly Member
Jacqueline Harounian, Esq.
 Partner, Wisselman, Harounian & Associates
 Matrimonial and Family Law

PowerPoint slides and other webinar resources are available for download:


Apr 14, 2020: Domestic Violence Webinar


February 2020: Poster Contest

See the winners of our women’s rights poster contest. Thanks to all the participants!


Feb 12, 2020: Domestic Violence Panel

We had a very successful and well attended panel on domestic violence at Queens Borough Hall. Experts in the field made presentation, followed by a question and answer session. The panelists were:

Susan Jacob, Executive Director, New York City Family Justice Center, Queens Mayor’s Office to End Gender-Based Violence
Joseph Alohan & Police Officer Yussef Vass, NYPD Domestic Violence Unit
Amanda Burden, Training and Outreach Supervisor & Rita Abadi, LMHC, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault Violence Intervention Program (SAVI)
Shilpi Chatterjee, Domestic Violence Program Advocate, Sakhi for South Asian Women
Jennifer Ruiz Diaz, Sexual Violence Project Coordinator, Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (for Latina Victims)
Joan Serrano Laufer, LMSW, Executive Director, Queensboro Council for Social Welfare
Jaqueline Harounian, Esq. & Joseph Bracconier, Esq., Wisselman, Harounian & Associates

Program from afternoon session
Program from evening session


Dec 8, 2019: Fort Totten Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for CWNY’s new Fort Totten location was held on the afternoon of December 8, 2019. We’re very excited about what we’ll be able to offer at our newly renovated landmark building at 207 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside, NY 11359. Check out the Commemorative Journal.

Above, 207 Totten Avenue pre-renovation
Above, 207 Totten Avenue post-renovation

Apr 28, 2019: 32nd Annual Luncheon

Honoring Trailblazers for Women’s Rights.


Jan 19, 2019: Third Annual Women’s March


Nov 2, 2018: 31st Annual Career Conference: World of Working Women

See Career Conference archives


Sept 22, 2018: 10th Annual Fort Totten Walk-a-thon


Oct 10, 2017: Violence Against Women: A Discussion


Sept 16, 2017: 9th Annual Walk-a-thon