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2024.06.10 NYACP Racial Equity Media Club Museum Tour & Discussion
Monday, June 10, 2024, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
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NYACP Racial Equity Museum Tour and Discussion
of the Activist New York Exhibition

Monday, June 10, 2024
10:00am Tour
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., New York, NY

Followed by a Discussion at the Museum Cafe
Moderated by Melissa B. Goodstein, Esq. and Catherine Canadé, Esq.

Museum Tour RSVP Here

Admission to the Museum is sponsored by NYACP for up to 25 NYACP Members
Any purchases at the Cafe during the discussion will be the responsibility of the individual.
1 Diversity CLE credit will be available to those attorneys that participate in the discussion. 

Exhibit Information

The Racial Equity Media Club is thrilled to invite you to a group museum tour of the Activist NY exhibit at the Museum of The City of New York at 10AM on June 10th 2024. NYACP will be sponsoring the cost of the tour and museum entrance fee for up to 25 members, which includes full day access to this wonderful and special museum and 10% off the museum gift shop. We hope you can join us following the tour at the Museum Cafe for a discussion on the exhibit and experiences with the Racial Equity Media Club.

This event will also mark the culmination of our 10 months of working together in the Racial Equity Media Club. We strongly believe that by understanding the history and consequences of systemic racism, we can better serve our diverse clientele and work towards a more just and equitable society. Your active participation in this conversation is crucial, as it will allow us to collectively develop strategies and initiatives to promote racial equity within our organization and beyond. Catherine and I are already planning new film and book selections when we resume the Racial Equity Media Club in the Fall 2024 and we hope that you will join us to continue this important conversation.

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to our shared mission. Together, we can make a difference and create a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

Registration is limited to 25 so register early!

Warmly, Melissa and Catherine

Catherine Canadé, Esq. is a collaborative attorney and family and divorce mediator in private practice in Brooklyn, Manhattan and on the North Fork of Long Island and also serves as a consulting and review attorney for clients in the mediation process. Catherine is on the Board of Directors of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, where she is a founder and co-chair of their Mentorship program and a co-chair of their Racial Equity Committee’s Media Club. Catherine is a past president of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and a co-founder and former Assistant Director of the National Association Of Divorce Professionals, Brooklyn Chapter,  as well as a founding member of the Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professionals. Catherine is also a mediator and consulting attorney for FamilyKind, a not-for-profit organization providing resources for separating and divorcing parents, and was a founding mentor  in FamilyKind’s Mentorship Program, where she continues to mentor new mediators. Catherine received her A.B., in English, cum laude, from Vassar College, and her J.D., cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law.

Melissa Goodstein, Esq serves as President of NYACP and has maintained a family and divorce private practice in the NYC metro area with a focus on the alternative dispute resolution models of mediation and collaborative divorce for over 31 years. Melissa co- chairs NYACP’s Training and Education Committee, is a member of the Racial Equity committee and co-chairs the Racial Equity Media Club, facilitates the NW Pod and NWSGCP group and is a founding member of the Northern Westchester Collaborative Professionals.  Melissa also serves on the roster of mediators for New York Courts 9th Judicial District and is a long- standing member of the New York State Council of Divorce Mediation, the Westchester Woman’s Bar Association, the Woman’s Bar Association of New York, The Family and Divorce Mediation of Greater New York and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. She is is the host of Collaborative Chats featuring interviews with NYACP members and hopes to create a NYACP cookbook of member’s signature dishes. Melissa is a 1987 graduate of Brandeis University and 1990 graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Melissa resides in Katonah, N.Y. with her husband and three children and enjoys museums, attending tv show tapings, theater, cooking, long walks, yoga and barre classes, film, television, and word games.

Aside from providing ongoing training programs and discussions for the NYACP membership, the Racial Equity Media Club was created. Every other month there will be a video or book that Club members will view or read a specific selection and then discuss as a group at a Club meeting. Eblasts will go out for each meeting and registration to each meeting will be required.

There are also suggestions on the website HERE to read, view, and listen to regarding racial equity for your own personal reference.

If you would like more information about the Racial Equity Committee, please contact the NYACP Office.

Both the NYACP Media Club and the media resource list below are intended to encourage engagement with materials and subjects that may be normally overlooked, and to engage our members to be open to different perspectives and experiences.

These meetings are for NYACP Members Only.