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!

August 22, 2020: Global Human Trafficking Zoom Conference

The PowerPoint slides from the above conference are available here:

July 30, 2020: Sustainability Webinar


  • 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. Another meeting is planned in July.

June 9, 2020: Human Trafficking Webinar


• 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. Another conference call is planned for June.

Spring 2020 Poetry Contest

Read the winning poem from fifth grader Zoe Beharrylal.

April 30, 2020: Health & Wellness During Quarantine Webinar

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:

April 21, 2020: Pandemic Legal Issues Webinar

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

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:

April 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.

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

Oct 10, 2017: Violence Against Women: A Discussion

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