The Trump Effect: Immigration, Apparel Manufacturing and the Environment

Post-elections, the world is reeling from the possible repercussions of a president-elect that has voiced major changes in how the US will respond to immigrant populations, environmental issues and global manufacturing. Also included in all three areas is the impact on women and women’s rights moving forward in 2017 and beyond. Join us at our February edition of Rock, Paper, Scissors where we bring together respected experts to closely examine the potential consequences on the apparel industry.

In addition to a panel, we’ll be featuring up to ten local organizations who will have tables at the event to offer individual involvement regarding NYC immigration, apparel manufacturing as well as the environment.

Doors open/Meet & greet with NYC immigration, environmental and manufacturing groups: 6:30 pm
Panel begins: 7 pm
Q&A 7:45 pm
Wrap up meet and greets and event ends: 8:30pm

Moderated by Adam Friedman, Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development

Adam Friedman is the Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development. He was the founding executive director of the New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN) in 1997, where he led efforts to strengthen the city’s manufacturing sector and promote sustainable development. Beforehand Adam served as executive director of the Garment Industry Development Corporation and director of economic development for Borough Presidents David Dinkins and Ruth Messinger. He has also taught urban planning courses at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. He is one of New York City’s leading advocates in support of manufacturing and the employment opportunities it brings.

630 Flushing Avenue, Suite 704











When: Tue., February 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Pratt Institute - Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Ave.

Price: $10
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Post-elections, the world is reeling from the possible repercussions of a president-elect that has voiced major changes in how the US will respond to immigrant populations, environmental issues and global manufacturing. Also included in all three areas is the impact on women and women’s rights moving forward in 2017 and beyond. Join us at our February edition of Rock, Paper, Scissors where we bring together respected experts to closely examine the potential consequences on the apparel industry.

In addition to a panel, we’ll be featuring up to ten local organizations who will have tables at the event to offer individual involvement regarding NYC immigration, apparel manufacturing as well as the environment.

Doors open/Meet & greet with NYC immigration, environmental and manufacturing groups: 6:30 pm
Panel begins: 7 pm
Q&A 7:45 pm
Wrap up meet and greets and event ends: 8:30pm

Moderated by Adam Friedman, Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development

Adam Friedman is the Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development. He was the founding executive director of the New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN) in 1997, where he led efforts to strengthen the city’s manufacturing sector and promote sustainable development. Beforehand Adam served as executive director of the Garment Industry Development Corporation and director of economic development for Borough Presidents David Dinkins and Ruth Messinger. He has also taught urban planning courses at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. He is one of New York City’s leading advocates in support of manufacturing and the employment opportunities it brings.

630 Flushing Avenue, Suite 704

Buy tickets/get more info now