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Public Health & Safety in NYC: A Conversation with Ames Grawert, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, & Insha Rahman

Tuesday, May 30, 7:00–8:00 pm

In-Person (Central Synagogue Pavilion) & Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

How can we ensure all New Yorkers feel safe? Join Central in Action Co-Chair Scott Resnik, Brennan Center Senior Counsel Ames Grawert, NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan, and Vera Institute VP of Advocacy & Partnership Insha Rahman for a critical conversation on how we (re)define public health and public safety in NYC. The panel will discuss recent trends, the root causes of crime, how Rikers Island factors into current statistics, and more. If you care about public safety, mental health, incarceration, or the intersection of all three issues, this can’t-miss conversation is for you. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged.