Events for Thursday, February 15, 2007

9 a.m. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion discusses changes to the Safe Haven laws.

9:30 a.m. Hillary Clinton attends the Armed Services Committee hearing on the current and future readiness of the Army and Marines Corps in Washington.

10 a.m. State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. and members of the New York
Hispanic Clergy Organization protest discrimination against black and Hispanic children in city public schools at 910 East 172nd Street.

10 a.m. Experts discuss criminal justice policy in the Eliot Spitzer era at The New School.

10 a.m. The directors of the New York State Urban Development Corporation meet at 633 Third Avenue.

10:15 a.m. Hillary and others celebrate the enactment of legislation requiring a statue of Sojourner Truth be permanently placed in the Capitol.

10:45 a.m. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion discusses the budget at 198 East 161 Street, 2nd Floor.

Noon. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivers State of the City Address at City Hall.

Noon. Assemblyman Jose Peralta and MTA officials celebrate the completion of the Bird-B-Gone Project at Corona Plaza.

Noon Author Mat Leighninger discusses his book, “The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule is Giving Way to Shared Governance and Why Politics Will Never Be the Same” at 220 Fifth Avenue.

12:50 p.m. A panel at New York Law School discusses “New Orleans Post-Katrina: Rebuilding Criminal Defense” at 47 Worth Street.

1:50 p.m. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings visit students at P.S. 210 in Manhattan.

4 p.m. Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Hamid Al Bayati, discusses efforts to stabilize the country at Fordham Law School.

5:30 p.m. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the Women’s National Republican Club’s inaugural American Forum Series event at 3 West 51st Street.

6 p.m. Panelists discuss “Restoring Fairness to Parole” at 42 West 44th St.

6 p.m. A domestic violence prevention organization honors Christine Quinn at Taj Lounge.

— Azi Paybarah

Events for Thursday, February 15, 2007