Civic Life Lunch - Speaking Out for New York: My Journey to City Hall
Monday, April 1 | 12 PM | Rabb Room, Tisch College
Corey Johnson’s story is memorable, to say the least. After being catapulted to national attention when he—then captain of his high school football team in a working-class, Massachusetts town—publicly announced he is gay, Johnson struggled with a tough childhood, as well as addiction and depression after being diagnosed with HIV as an adult. Today, Johnson is Speaker of the New York City Council. Since his election to City Council in 2013, Johnson has fought to pass legislation that protects tenants, provides affordable housing, supports victims of domestic violence, ensures resources to combat HIV/ AIDS, and advocates for transgender New Yorkers. Known for his candor and authenticity, Speaker Johnson is the energetic and tenacious public servant taking New York City’s political system by storm.
This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the LGBT Center, and the Political Science Department. Lunch is provided.