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VOCAL Guide to Your Week: Pride Week, Marriage Equality & More!

This Week Monday, 6/29 @ 11:30AM: Pack the steps of City Hall to support the Right To Know Act, city legislation to continue to address racial bias by the NYPD and strengthen New Yorkers' civil rights during police encounters. Where: City Hall steps. Travel: 4,5,6,J,M,Z trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; or 2,3 trains to Park […]

Thanks for the love!

As we celebrate today’s historic SCOTUS vote that legalized marriage equality nationwide, we can’t help but think about love. Love for each other, love for our communities, and love for a movement that moves us towards justice.   We are still glowing from the outpouring of love we experienced last week at our She’s So […]

DNAinfo: ‘True Neighborhood Policing’ Coming with New Initiative, Mayor Says

‘True Neighborhood Policing’ Coming With New Initiative, Mayor Says Jeff Mays | June 25, 2015 INWOOD — Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton will unveil Thursday the community policing plan that the mayor says changed his mind about hiring an additional 1,300 police officers. Called “One City: Safe and Fair Everywhere,” de […]

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Ex-Cons Get Relief in New York City—Washington May Be Next The movement to ban employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal background is spreading. Charles Davis | June 24, 2015 “Just because you make a mistake doesn’t mean you should have to pay for it the rest of your life,” Marilyn Scales, a 52-year-old mother […]

Thank You to Our She’s So VOCAL Sponsors!

VOCAL sends love and special thanks to the many organizations, businesses, and individuals that generously supported our work by advertising through our She’s So VOCAL awards gala on June 18, 2015! Please have a look at their ads below and be sure to donate, buy their services, and otherwise support them whenever you can!

PR: NYC Council Holds Hearing on Bill to Reorient Drug Policy Toward Health and Safety

For immediate Release: June 23, 2015                                               Contact: Jeremy Saunders, 917-676-8041, gabriel sayegh, 646-335-2264 NYC Council Holds Hearing on Bill to Reorient Drug Policy Toward Health and Safety  Legislation Would Create an Office to Coordinate Drug Strategy Between Dozens of Departments Emphasizes Evidence-based Policy Making to Promote Health and Public Safety and Reduce Negative Impact of Past and Current […]

She’s So VOCAL! Honoring Marilyn Reyes-Scales

Marilyn Reyes-Scales is a mother, a grandmother, an activist, a public health worker, and so much more. Yet, for many years she was burdened by one label that seemed to outweigh the rest: a felon. Marilyn was convicted on drug charges in the mid-1990’s and spent two years incarcerated upstate. When she came home, all […]

She’s So VOCAL! Kimberleigh Smith of Harlem United

Kimberleigh Smith will be the 2015 recipient of the Joe Capestany VOCAL for Justice Award at the She’s So VOCAL Gala on Thursday, June 18th, 6-9pm, at the 1199 SEIU Penthouse, 330 West 42nd Street, Penthouse. In every sense of the word, Kimberleigh gets VOCAL. She was a 10 year member of Lavender Light: The Black and People […]

She’s So VOCAL! Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate

When we think about women who get VOCAL, Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James is among the first to come to mind. That’s why we are presenting her with the Bob Kohler VOCAL for Justice Award on Thursday, June 18th at 6pm at 1199/SEIU 330 West 42nd Street, New York, NY. Buy your tickets here. Letitia […]

She’s So VOCAL! Evelyn Milan, Director of Services, VOCAL-NY

Evelyn Milan is VOCAL about the need for drug users, particulary women drug users, to get the care and services they need and deserve. Evelyn explains, “In our society, women are the ones, still, who take care of everyone else, first. That’s why I want to make sure VOCAL is a place where women feel […]

She’s So VOCAL! Oona Adams, Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund

For Oona Adams, social justice advocacy is in her blood. Her great grandfather was a garment worker and a union organizer who lead the struggle for the 8-hour workday. Her mother was a civil rights activist.  It was in Western Massachusetts that Oona then began her career with organized labor as an intern for the […]

She’s So VOCAL! Daliah Heller, CUNY School of Public Health

Daliah Heller will be the 2015 recipient of the Joe Bostic VOCAL for Justice Award at the She’s So VOCAL gala on June 18th. Daliah has been getting VOCAL since she was young. She has fond memories of gym class runs through downtown Toronto in high school, when she used to stop at the city’s […]