Showing posts with label Activism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Activism. Show all posts

April 30: Lecture at NYU

Join Jeffrey Sammons, an NYU historian and co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, as he delivers "The Fight to Fight," a public lecture on WWI African-American Combat Unit.

Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm
NYU Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East

While President Woodrow Wilson urged the United States to enter the Great War in order to make the world “safe for democracy,” these democratic ideals were not evident in American society at large or the American military, which would remain segregated until the Korean War.

But this did not stop “the Harlem Rattlers,” the African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard, from shipping off to Europe, where they eventually fought with the French army in WWI.

In “The Fight to Fight,” Sammons will discuss the origins of this history-making regiment, which became one of WWI’s most decorated units while in pursuit of individual personhood and collective citizenship.

This lecture is free and open to the public. 
For more information, visit the event page. 

April 20-22: More Earth Month events

As NYU Earth Month continues, New York University invites you to these upcoming events in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Sunday, April 20:

Hiking the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains with Earth Matters
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Celebrate spring and Earth Month with a 10-mile hike through the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains! RSVP required.

Monday, April 21:

“Asparagus: Stalking the American Life”
6:00 pm, NYU Bobst Library, Avery Room
For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots. Co-writer/producer/director Anne de Mare will attend for a Q/A after.

Tuesday, April 22:

Earth Day Street Fair
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm , LaGuardia Pl.
A day of festivities! Solar-powered music! Tasty food! Organizations from around NYU and NYC will be celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day on Laguardia Street between Kimmel and Bobst. Come join the party!

Educating for Sustainability Lecture Series
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 19 University Place, Room 102
NYU’s Educating for Sustainability lecture series is pleased to announce a presentation by NYU’s very own Dale Jamieson on “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future”. Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. The lecture series is presented by NYU’s Environmental Studies and the NYU Office of Sustainability.
RSVP Required.

For more information on these events and other upcoming Earth Month events, visit the event page.

April 16 & 17: Earth Month Film Screenings and Round-table Discussion

As the Earth Month 2014 festivities remain in full swing, NYU invites you to join in on these upcoming events:
“Do the Math”
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square S

Do The Math: The Movie, a short documentary film about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. The film features students from NYU who are calling on President Sexton and the Board of Trustees to stop investing our endowment in coal, oil, and natural gas. Find out how you can get involved in the growing movement for climate justice. Sponsored by NYU Divest: Go Fossil Free, GSAS Student Government, and Earth Matters.

Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future -- A talk with Eric Sanderson
Thursday, April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 802
60 Washington Square S

Eric Sanderson is the senior conservation ecologist at the NYC Wildlife Conservation Society and author of several books. Come and enjoy a night of conversation as he talks about Manhattan's past, present, and future environment. Joining us will be students from Columbia University's Student Council on Sustainable Development. Following the talk, there will be a short round-table discussion about the future of sustainability on college campuses.

Commag Movie Screening: The Greenhorns
Thursday, April 17, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Avery Room
70 Washington Square South

Join the Community Agriculture Club for a screening of The Greenhorns, a documentary film that explores the lives of new young farmers across the nation. Come to be inspired and hopefully recruited into the world of farming, like us!

All events are free and open to the public.
Visit the Earth Month events page for more information on these events and upcoming events.

April 15: Earth Month festivities

Join NYU for various eco-friendly events in celebration of Earth Month 2014.
NYU Wagner School: Market- Based Approaches to Climate Change
11:00 am-1:30 pm
Rice Conference Room, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street

A panel of experts from government, the nonprofit sector, and academia will explore the development of environmental markets, and examine a number of market-based and economy-wide options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon taxes, cap and trade programs, voluntary carbon markets, and the use of renewable energy innovations. Following the discussion, there will be the opportunity to network and exchange ideas. Appetizers will be served.

Gallatin Greening Committee Panel
12:30 pm-1:45 pm 
NYU Gallatin, Room 527, 1 Washington Pl
The Gallatin Greening Committee is hosting a discussion between NYU faculty members about how the history of science, environmentalism, and ecology has impacted and continues to impact the progress of the modern environmental movement and environmental activism. Hear from scholars who have dedicated their lives to the living history that is environmentalism, and have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic discussion about where the global environmental movement is headed.

All the events for NYU Earth Month 2014 are free and open to the public.
Visit the event page for more information.

April 15: Earth Month festivities

New York University will participate in the 45th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including hiking and biking trips, an Earth Day Street Fair, film & lectures, green projects, and the ever-popular environmentally friendly clothing swap.

Tuesday, April 15
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square S

Clothing Swap
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Kimmel Center, Room 802
Celebrate Earth Month with Oxfam NYU by bringing in a bag of your old clothes and swapping for some new treasures! Can’t part with your clothes? Feel free to drop off shoes, accessories, or anything else you’d like to share.

Green Action Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Kimmel Center, Room 903
Want to change the world but don't know how? Join Earth Matters as we pursue solutions to national environmental problems. In two hours, we'll learn how to change the world.

Public Lecture with James McWilliams and Mia MacDonald: 'Animals and the Environment: the Future of Food & the Ethics of What We Eat'
6:00 pm in Kimmel Center, Room 803
This conversational panel will discuss the current state of empirical research on agriculture and the environment, with a special focus on the role of animals in this conversation. Topics include the natural resource and ethical implications of these recent trends and the state of policy and public dialogue. Proposed solutions that rely on local and nonindustrial production have their own downsides. This panel will discuss the impacts, viability, and ethical concerns that arise with these solutions. This event is co-hosted by the NYU Animal Studies Initiative and Environmental Studies Program.

April 8: Artists at the Institute

The Institute of Fine Arts invites you to join artists, Tania Bruguera, one of the leading political and performance artists of her generation.

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

Focused on the application of art to everyday political life, she works to transform the condition of "viewer" to one of active citizenry, shifting social affect toward political action. Bruguera's long-term projects, such as Immigrant Movement International, are intensive interventions in the institutional structures of collective memory, education, and politics.

The recipient of numerous awards including the Prince Claus Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Bruguera is part of the original Occupy Wall Street movement and has been an advisor in cultural rights and artistic freedom to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

For more information, visit the Institute of Fine Arts event page.

April 1: Silberberg Lecture

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts invites you to Feminist Figuration, a lecture given by Julia Bryan-Wilson, an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Tuesday, April 1, 6:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street, 1st Floor Lecture Hall

This lecture is part of 2013-2014 The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series which will address the complex role translation plays within the production and interpretation of art—considering how images and objects have been mined and recontextualized across time, space, culture, and medium, as well as exploring the limits of visual communication and literacy in fostering new ways of thinking about appropriation, influence, and audience.

This event is free and open to the public.
An RSVP is required.
Visit the IFA Events page for more information on this event and other upcoming events.

March 26: Sean Strub at NYU's Fales Library

New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections presents An Evening with Sean Strub.

Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Fales Library, inside Elmer Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor

Author and AIDS activist Sean Strub will be in conversation with Walter Armstrong, former editor of POZ, about his new memoir Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival.

Body Counts is a powerful and engaging report from the front lines, a deeply personal testament from one of the longest-living HIV survivors. Not merely a nostalgic look backwards; Strub’s book assesses today’s AIDS epidemic and offers powerful strategies for curbing new transmissions, while also demanding an end to the mounting cases of AIDS criminalization across America.

About Sean Strub:
Sean Strub is an activist, writer, and executive director of the Sero Project, which combats the criminalization of people with HIV. He founded POZ magazine, the leading publication providing information about HIV, and is a frequent speaker about HIV/AIDS, self-empowerment, and the intersections of sex, public health, and the law. A native of Iowa City, Strub attended Georgetown and Columbia. He and his partner, Xavier Morales, live in New York and Milford, Pennsylvania, where he co-owns the historic Hotel Fauchère and is active in historic preservation.

This event is free and open to the public.

March 12: Russia and the Ukraine Crisis

Join the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a discussion on the current situation between Russia and Ukraine. Expert opinions will be provided by:
  • Eliot Borenstein (NYU Russian & Slavic Studies)
  • Yanni Kotsonis (NYU History)
  • Anne Lounsbery (NYU Russian & Slavic Studies)
  • Shinasi Rama (NYU International Relations)
  • Artemyi Troitsky
  • Joshua Tucker (NYU Politics)
March 12, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
19 University Place, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10003

Audience participation is welcomed and strongly encouraged. This event is free and open to the public.

March 6: Film Screening and Director Discussion

The NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs invites you to a screening of Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta's Gay Mecca.
Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 808
60 Washington Square South

This film tells the story of how filmmaker Red Summer brought five women together who sought to establish a community, where there was none, for Black Muslim Lesbians in Atlanta. Atlanta is considered the Black Gay Mecca of the United States. This is a contradiction of terms for most. However, within the Gay community of Atlanta, there is an even smaller community of women who identify as both Lesbian and Muslim. Come meet the director and hear her story!

This event is co-sponsored by the NYU LGBTQ Student Center and the Women Herstory Month Planning Committee.

This event is free and open to the public. Valid photo ID is required.
For more information, visit the event page.

March 3,4, and 6: Angela Davis at NYU

NYU invites you to join social justice activist Angela Davis, a week-long scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs, for three events.

March 3 & 4, 7:00 pm
NYU Kimmel, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor

Monday, March 3
Film Screening of “Bamako” and Discussion between Angela Davis and Danny Glover.

Written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako and co-executive produced by Danny Glover, “Bamako,” a critically acclaimed political drama, offers a unique look into contemporary Africa. 

Tuesday, March 4
Angela Davis Lecture, “Feminism, Abolition, and Radical Reconstruction in the 21st Century.”

Thursday, March 6, 7:00 pm
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall
238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor
Film Screening of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” and Discussion between Angela Davis and Shola Lynch.

Writer/director Shola Lynch follows up her 2004 documentary with her second feature documentary, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners”. The film is a first-hand account of the events that thrust Davis into the national spotlight. “Free Angela” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator has emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. The author of nine books, Davis’ teaching career has taken her to various colleges across America. Mostly recently, she spent 15 years at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and of Feminist Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.
For more information, call 212.998.2130 or visit the event page.

November 8: Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thurman

The NYU Institute of African American Affairs presents Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thurman

Friday, November 8, 6:30 pm
NYU School of Law
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbuild Hall (first floor)
40 Washington Square South

Lilian Thurman is one of the most-capped players in the history of the French National Team. He is the winner of the World Cup Champion in 1998, European Champion in 2000, and Vice-Champion in 2006. In 2008, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation, Education Against Racism using the idea of “there is only one race: the human race” as one of its most important cornerstones. The foundation jointly works with an extensive network of structures, associations and NGOs that continue to fight xenophobia and racism on a daily basis. It sponsors and monitors many educational anti-racism projects in the arts, sciences, culture and sports.  

RSVP by calling 212-998-4222
For additional information, visit the IAAA website.

October 28: Unveiling of Post-Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding Design Opportunities

NYU invites you to a breakfast reception to unveil Design Opportunities for the Hurricane Sandy rebuilding effort!

Monday, October 28, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, Fourth Floor
60 Washington Square South

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the President’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force to organize “Rebuild by Design,” a multi-stage regional competition to promote resilience for the Sandy-affected region.

The competition, which engages 183 experts from around the world on 10 Design Teams, will help provide solutions to problems that are larger or more complex than individual towns have the capacity to solve themselves.

The Design Opportunities that will be presented on October 28 follow three months of in-depth analysis and public outreach. Following this event, HUD will select one opportunity for each team to pursue in the design phase—the next and final portion of the competition. The winning design solutions will be announced in April 2014.

This event is free and open to the public! An RSVP is required. For more information, call 212.992.9963.

October 3-5: Video in the Villages

NYU invites you to take part in various screenings and discussions with Amazonian filmmakers celebrating three decades of Indigenous media making from this groundbreaking Brazilian collective.

Thursday, October 3rd, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green

Friday, October 4th, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South 

Saturday, October 5th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green 

All events are free and open to the public. You can find more information by visiting the websites of the Center for Religion and Media  and the Center for Media, Culture and History.

For a complete schedule of the events click here.

September 25-26: Panel Discussions - More than Documentation/Black Study and Black Performance

Please Join New York University's Grey Art Gallery as they celebrate the run of Radical Presence with the following events:

Deborah Willis
Panel Discussion: More than Documentation: Photography and Performance Moderated by Karen Finley and Deborah Willis

September 25 at 6:30pm
60 Washington Square South
Rosenthal Pavillion, 10th Floor

This panel discussion will bring together an array of artists—working in the visual arts, music, theater, education, and political and community activism—to examine connections between performance art and participatory images. Moderated by Karen Finley, Arts Professor of Art and Public Policy, TSOA, NYU, and Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of Photography and Imaging, TSOA, NYU, with Derrick Adams, Holly Bass, Clifford Owens, Xaviera Simmons, and Danny Tisdale.

Tavia Nyong’o
Roundtable: Black Study and Black Performance: A Discussion on Gender and Sexuality in Radical Presence

Septmeber 26 at 7:00pm
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, Room 612

Featuring scholars from a range of disciplines, this roundtable will explore the radical potential of black performance as a scene of study. How might black study—both within and beyond the academy—redraw the maps, and reimagine the histories, of performance art? With Daphne Brooks, Professor of English and African-American Studies, Princeton University; Thomas DeFrantz, Professor of Dance and African American Studies, Duke University; Cheryl Finley, Assistant Professor of Art History, Cornell University; and Malik Gaines, Assistant Professor of Art, Hunter College. Moderated by by Tavia Nyong’o, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, TSOA, NYU

These events are offered in conjunction with Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, September 10-December 7, 2013. For more information on the exhibition, including a complete program roster, click here.

September 24: Stories from Judith Sloan's Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

New York University's American/Pacific/Asian Institute and the Center for Spiritual Life presents “YO Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide. Fusing the art of theatre and radio, YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide is an eye-and ear-witness account of one artist navigating a maze of miscommunications and memories, while breaking down assumptions that divide residents of a city who live in close proximity but come from divergent worlds. 

Judith Sloan transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking performance, accompanied by a live band including multi-instrumentalist MiWi La Lupa (Red Baraat) and DJ/Sound Engineer Luke Santy. Directed by Bob Berky. Assistant Director Chesney Snow. A talkback, moderated by Marcella Runell Hall (Co-Director, NYU Center for Spiritual Life), follows the performance.

September 24 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
NYU Global Center, Grand Hall
238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor

Judith Sloan, (actress, writer, radio producer, and Adjunct Professor at Gallatin School NYU), known for her one woman performances and her collabor
ation with Warren Lehrer on the multi-media project Crossing the BLVD, spent 15 years teaching in schools and jails where she encountered and reported on immigration stories, cultural clashes, and generation gaps.

This event is free and open to the public. For reservations call 212.998.4900.

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, EarSay, and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Additional outreach support from the Hip Hop Education Center and City Lore. YO MISS! is a project of EarSay, developed in collaboration with Morgan Jenness, Abrams Artist Agency, and Viper Records.

September 26: Gallatin Lecture Featuring Tarik Trotter (Black Thought) of the Roots

New York University invites you to join featured speaker Tarik Trotter (Black Thought), the MC of the critically acclaimed hip-hop band the Roots, for this year's opening Albert Gallatin lecture.

Thursday, September 26, 8:00 pm
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place

Black Thought, who co-founded the Roots with drummer Questlove, is known for his live performance skills and his complex and politically aware lyrical content. Trotter and the Roots have paved the way for live instrumental rap and have won numerous awards for their jazz-influenced, eclectic approach to hip-hop, including two Grammy Awards and a 2007 NAACP Image Award.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. Call 212.992.7762 for more details. See the event page for more information »

September 12: Rebuild by Design - A Public Conversation with HUD

Rebuild by Design is a multi-stage regional design competition that will develop innovative approaches to enhancing resiliency in Hurricane Sandy-affected communities. Organized by NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the competition is looking to learn from direct experience, local perspective, and citizen insights as communities across the region begin to rebuild and renew.

Ten international teams of designers and resiliency professionals are now embarking on an eight-month research and design process that will generate innovative planning and design approaches to the region’s post-Sandy challenges.

At each regional meeting, Rebuild by Design will invite you to share your experiences and ideas for your community with the participating teams. Your on-the-ground perspective will help Rebuild by Design develop appropriate solutions that respond to local and regional needs.

The first public meeting will be held Thursday, September 12, 6:00 pm, at Trinity Wall Street (across the street from Trinity Church): 74 Trinity Place, 2nd Floor.

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