LM Live

LM Live

LM Live serves the Lower Manhattan community by producing events that promote professional growth and development. A project of the Downtown Alliance, the programming series features conversations with individuals and organizations from Lower Manhattan on topics that include entrepreneurship, current events, the future of work and career advancement. One of LM Live’s most popular events is a monthly Women’s Breakfast, which provides a venue for women, non-binary people and their allies to connect on workplace issues.

We’re taking a break from our programming and newsletter in July and most of August, but we’ll be back before you know it with new events and content. Have ideas on what those events should entail? Let us know by sending us an email.

Upcoming LM Live Events

October 12 — Koch Screening & Conversation with Director Neil Barsky

Ed Koch was a quintessential New Yorker: ferocious, charismatic, contradictory, controversial and blunt. Neil Barsky’s 2012 documentary Koch chronicles the tumult of the mayor’s three terms in office (1978–1989), including a fiercely competitive 1977 election; an infamous 1980 transit strike; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch is a riveting chronicle of achievements and failures, triumphs and conflicts. Koch was a complex, divisive and, some say, tragic figure who left a lasting imprint on the city during a time of crisis, upheaval and reinvention.

On October 12, join LM Live for a special screening of Koch at Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan. The screening will be followed by a conversation between director Neil Barksy and journalist Tom Robbins (Village Voice, Daily News) on the experiences of reporting in the Koch era as well as the legacy of the late mayor. Tickets are $5 and include popcorn and a beverage. All proceeds will be donated to the Marshall Project.

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 6 p.m.

October 18 — Voter Toolkit: NYC Redistricting with the League of Women Voters

As you may have noticed when you hit the voting booth in August, New York City recently went through a redistricting process that has caused, well, chaos for the political landscape. But what exactly does redistricting do? And why are we doing it?

As City & State reports, the New York City Charter requires the city’s Districting Commission to redraw the council’s 51 districts every 10 years, factoring population changes in the census. The new map of districts, finalized in Spring 2022, shuffled around longtime incumbent representatives and created contentious battles between previous allies — particularly in New York’s Congressional District 10, which includes Lower Manhattan.

Join LM Live and Diane Burrows of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York for a virtual lunch and learn that will dig into the details of redistricting and what that means for you as a voter. We’ll also cover ways to get out the vote for the November election and increase civic engagement overall.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 12 p.m.

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