May 14: Take Charge of Your Health Forum

New York University’s Office of Civic Engagement and VillageCare invite you to Take Charge of your Health Today at our second-annual free community health forum. Moderated by Emmy Award-winning medical reporter Dr. Max Gomez, the event will feature a panel of distinguished experts to address important health concerns—and how to best approach personal health care in today's complex environment. Join us as they tackle these issues and more:

Dr. Max Gomez
How to make the proper financial and legal arrangements for yourself and those in your care
How to manage long-term health care needs
How to be your own best health advocate
How to access community resources to help manage chronic illness
How best to handle and get counseled on your health issues
How to get help in setting and maintaining realistic goals for fitness and health
How to improve communication and overcome barriers regarding access to your health provider

Tuesday May 14 5:00pm-8:00pm
NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life 
238 Thompson St. 
Grand Hall, 5th Floor

A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion. Participants can collect information and resource materials from local health care providers, businesses, and nonprofit organizations at a health expo both before and after the forum. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

May 10: The Ethnic Studies Debate Film Screening and Panel Discussion

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presents The Ethnic Studies Debate: a film screening and panel discussion about the film, Precious Knowledge and the role of ethnic studies in the public school system. The event is a fundraiser for the New York State Youth Leadership Council, a local organization continuing in the struggle here in NYC. The YLC is an undocumented youth led organization that "empowers immigrant youth to drop the fear and challenge the broken immigration system through leadership development, grassroots organization, educational advancement , and a safe space for self-expression". The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the work the YLC are doing and make connections between the fight in Tucson, AZ, and the push for immigrant rights here in New York and nationwide.

Friday, May 10th, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Auditorium 
53 Washington Square South

NYU'S Graduate Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (GALAS), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and NYC public school teachers are collaborating to put on a public screening of the film Precious Knowledge, a moving documentary about the banning of Ethnic Studies in Arizona in order to speak about the role of ethnic studies here in New York City and raise awareness about issues related to racism in schooling and immigration. Following the film, there will have a lively discussion with a panel consisting of NYC teachers, students, the New York State Youth Leadership Council, GALAS and the audience to delve deeper into these issues and share resources. The evening will wrap with a light reception featuring a dance performance, banned books thanks to La Casa Azul Bookstore, music and more!

Please join us for this exciting fundraiser for the New York State Youth Leadership Council. The event is free and open to the public with rsvp to

*Photo ID is required for entry in the building

May 9: Closing Reception for Prints of Pop (& War)

Join New York University's Asian/Pacific/American Institute as we celebrate Roger Shimomura‘s 2012-13 residency with a closing reception and catalog launch for Prints of Pop (& War), A/P/A’s inaugural gallery exhibition. This event takes place Thursday May 9 at 7:00pm at 8 Washington Mews.

Contributors to the catalog and special guests Tomie Arai, Luis Francia, and Jennifer Hayashida will share their personal reflections on the power and relevancy of Roger’s work.This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are accepted via phone at 212.992.9653.

Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Roger Shimomura’s work challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of ten concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Kansas where he taught for 35 years. His work is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums nationwide.

May 9: Book Reading, "The Man who Seduced Hollywood"

The New York University Bookstore presents a reading by B. James Gladstone, Author of The Man Who Seduced Hollywood: The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer, Tinseltown's Most Powerful Lawyer.

Thursday May 9 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Drawn from exclusive interviews with those who intersected Bautzer’s life, the book uncovers the inner-workings of a dominant, high-powered lawyer who captured the hearts of scores of leading ladies and served as long-time advisor to Howard Hughes.

B. James Gladstone is executive vice president of business and legal affairs for Lionsgate Entertainment. He is a graduate of NYU. This event is free and open to the public.

May 8: Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration

Join New York University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for a discussion on Jeff Rubin and Ema Sokolof-Rubin new book, Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration.

In 1986, a group of young Brazilian women started a movement to secure economic rights for rural women and transform women’s roles in their homes and communities. Together with activists across the country, they built a new democracy in the wake of a military dictatorship. In Sustaining Activism, Jeffrey W. Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin tell the behind-the-scenes story of this remarkable movement. As a father-daughter team, they describe the challenges of ethnographic research and the way their collaboration gave them a unique window into a fiery struggle for equality. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, May 8th 4:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South

This event is free and open to the public. A Photo ID is required for entry in the building.

May 7: Life on the Fringe: Reconstructing the lives of Ancient Peoples of the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents, Life on the Fringe: Reconstructing the lives of Ancient Peoples of the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt. This lecture will be given by visiting research scholar Tosha Dupras. There is a reception to follow.

Through archaeological excavation, the Dakhleh Oasis, one of five oases in the Western Desert of Egypt, has revealed a long and amazing history of human habitation.  The ancient population is believed to have reached its zenith during the Roman period, when several towns and economic centers were thriving. This presentation will focus on one of these centers, the ancient village of Kellis, and more specifically, its people. For more information click here.

Tuesday May 7 at 6:00pm
ISAW Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor
15 East 84th Street

This event is free and open to the public. Note that the lecture hall will close 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.

May 3: Ninth Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

Join New York University's Le Maison Francaise as they help host this year's 9th annual PEN World Voices Festival. This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and there are no reservations. The event is part of the Literary Mews Mini Festival.

Friday, May 3, 12:00pm to 1:00 p.m.
Agata Tuszynska , writer, poet, journalist; author of Lost Landscapes: In Search of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Jews of Poland; Vera Gran: The Accused in conversation with Jean-Euphele Milce, novelist; author of Alphabet of the Night; co-founder of Lire Haiti magazine

Friday, May 3, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
James Kelman, novelist; author of How Late It Was, How Late; Kieron Smith, boy
in conversation with Emmelie Prophete, novelist, poet, journalist; author of Le Reste du temps; Impasse dignité.

The Ninth Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, New York City, April 29–May 5, 2013. Writers from across the globe convene in New York City to explore bravery in art, politics and personal life. Chaired by Salman Rushdie, this year’s festival examines writers’ impact on political transformations in recent global hot spots—Burma, Palestine, South Africa, Haiti, and Guantanamo Bay—and honors small acts of bravery displayed in daily life. For more information click here.