Past Meetings


Intergenerational Human Rights Teach-in
January 19, 2014
1:00pm - 4:00pm / Sanctuary

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The passing of Nelson Mandela has reminded the world of the power leaders have in the fight for human rights. Mandela once said, “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” We are inextricably connected in a web of life; when one of us is denied freedom, we are all impoverished and chained to despair.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that the “…recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

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Gray Panthers General Membership Meeting 
Saturday September 21, 2013, 2-4 PM 
Hudson Guild Elliot Center
441 West 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue

Challenges and Opportunities: 
Help us Direct our 2014 Initiatives and Programs


  • Nino Nannarone – National Trainer, International Institute of Restorative Practices
  • Lobi Redhawk – New York State Chaplain Task Force 
  • Joan Davis – Our own “Ageless Warrior”

Refreshments will be served.

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GRAY PANTHERS of New York City
General Membership Meeting
All Welcome (Bring Friends)

There is much to update you. We are still growling – on Housing Matters; at the United Nations; Environmental concerns; Social Security; Confronting Ageism in NYC; Racial Inequities such as Stop and Frisk; and on many other matters.

Tell us what is of most importance to you.
Help us form priorities and actions for the upcoming year.

Become more involved.

Gray Panthers General Membership Meeting
Saturday October 27, 2012, 2-4 PM
Hudson Guild Elliot Center,
441 West 26
th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue 
Refreshments will be served.

Featured Speakers– Social Justice and Older Persons:

Barbara Walker, Granny’s Peace Brigade
Ruben Escalante Hasbun, Permanent Mission of El Salvador to The United Nations

Bring your passions, ideas, and your sparkling personalities. Let’s renew acquaintances and move forward. 

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A Chat with Those Who Matter 
An intimate forum of those committed to improving the quality of life of older persons. Each speaker will talk of their passions in the field of aging.

When:   Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3:00-5:00 PM 
Where:  VISIONS at Selis Manor,   135 W. 23rd Street
(between 6th and 7th Ave., Take #1 or F subway to 23rd Street)

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli,

Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging

Jessica Lappin,

Chair, Committee on Aging, NYC Council

Gale A. Brewer,

NYC Council Member, representing the Upper West Side

Heather Bates,

Vice-President, Medicare Rights Center

Ralph Lemon,

World Renowned choreographer in Modern Dance 


Action: Planning for the Future

When:   Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where:  VISIONS at Selis Manor, 135 W. 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th Ave., Take #1 subway to 23rd Street)

RSVP -- Call Gray Panthers (2127) 799- 7572

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Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on Eastern Parkway. Our 40th Year Celebration, in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in the Forum. The program is called Linking Generations of Women: Gray Panthers 1970 to 2010.

Thursday, August 19, 2010: Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Social Security

More than 53 million Americans receive Social Security benefits including children, disabled workers and their dependents and retirees. Programs include testimonials, entertainment, and refreshments, and be a part of the celebration of this historic program. FREE! Judy Lear of the Gray Panthers, NYC Network will participate.

Taino Towers Gymnasium

240 E. 123rd Street, Manhattan
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hunter College Kaye Playhouse

695 Park Avenue, Manhattan
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Monday, July 12th: "Sustainability Begins At Home: Residential Energy Strategies & Incentives"

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Max Joel, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) Energy $mart Communities Coordinator at Solar One

Gray Panther NYC meeting with Gray and Green Coalition Selis Manor, 135 W. 23rd St, between 6th & 7th Ave

Monday, May 17: New York State Elder Economic Security Index - What this means to you!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
290 9th Avenue (between 26 & 28 St.) Manhattan
Speaker: Maria Alvarez, New York Statewide NYC Department for the Aging

Friday, April 16: How the Proposed State and City Budgets Will Affect Services for Older New Yorkers
presented by The New York Citizens’ Committee on Aging
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Wednesday, March 10: STOLEN IDENTITIES-
1:00 PM – 3 PM
Speaker: Herman de Jesus - Neighborhood Economic Development Advisory Project (NEDAP)


Tuesday, November 17: “Picture the Homeless 10th Anniversary Gala-Fundraiser”

7-11 pm

Musical guests: Welfare Poets. 

Judson Memorial Church, corner of Washington Square South & Thompson St

Sunday, November 8: “End U.S. Militarization of the Pacific”

1:30 to 5 pm; (doors open at 1 pm)

Granny Peace Brigade Teach-in on U.S. bases in Japan/Okinawa, the Philippines & South Korea.

Hunter College, 68th St @ Lexington Ave

Tuesday, October 13: “Independent Living & Community Empowerment”

Speakers on Medicare, economic security, long term care, NY State issues, Gray Panther activism.

Friday, October 9: “The Yes Men Fix the World”

4 pm

Comedy-documentary on power of corporations, plus Q&A with filmmakers. Screening sponsored by Gray Panthers NYC, with Granny Peace Brigade and NY Raging Grannies.

Film Forum, 209 West Houston St, between 6th & 7th Ave

Thursday, October 8: “Aging Activism: A Global Tool to Create a Society for All Ages”

9:30 am to 5 pm

19th Annual Commemoration of the International Day ofOlder Persons. Economic & Social Council Chamber, UN Headquarters. Organized by the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY — 

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