NYC Dept. of Records to Honor Miriam Friedlander, Champion of Progressive Causes
Former city councilmember Miriam Friedlander was an outspoken progressive who spent decades advocating for tenants’ rights, the LGBTQ community and people with AIDS. You can get to know more about a figure that many consider an icon of social causes for New York City — thanks to an upcoming Women’s History Month presentation from the NYC Department of Records and Information Services. Friedlander, who passed away in 2009, is credited with helping open women’s shelters, finding services for unhoused people and generally speaking up for the marginalized populations in the city.
On March 16, Manhattan at Large: Honoring Miriam Friedlander will feature close friends and allies of the late politician who will discuss her legacy and impact. Panelists include Tommy Loeb, Lisa Kaplan, Frieda Bradlow and Margarita Lopez, with commissioner Pauline Toole as moderator.
The event will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 31 Chambers St. (Room 111) and will also stream via Zoom. Tickets are free
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