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Due to severe weather conditions, the "Gospel Music and Legal Education" event has been cancelled. We thank you for your understanding and wish you a safe commute home.


We are excited to invite you to enjoy a selection of spirituals and gospel music that will warm the hearts and lift the spirits for all in attendance. Between the musical selections performed by the choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, Janet Dewart Bell, our students, and special guests will read from the late Professor Derrick Bell’s writings about the character of this music composed and sung by those enslaved by law and later subordinated by segregation. Derrick Bell strongly believed the readings provide meaning and value whatever the listeners’ religious views and beliefs. The lyrics of these songs reflect the literalist beliefs of those who wrote and sang them, but they have a quality, likely attributable to their painful origins, that broadens the sights of those who have moved beyond traditional religious doctrine and seek spiritual support for values in keeping with the challenges of our contemporary world.

AHM Presents (Un)Charted: A Ghanaian Arts Festival - An evening of art created by NYU students who have studied abroad in Accra, including spoken word, dance and vocal performances. Visual artwork will also be displayed and a Ghanaian dinner will be served.

The event will start promptly at 6:30pm in Kimmel E & L Auditorium.

The Steinhardt GSO is proud to present the 8th Annual MLK Oratorical Contest. Every year students participate in the oratorical contest to display their mastery of the theme for the year and what it means to them. This program will help start off the week of MLK and the winner will be presented at the University Wide Event.

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Gospel Concert

Teach for America at NYU would like to partner with CMEP and NYU Student Organizations to present an interactive panel discussion related to this year's theme for MLK Week. The event will review the systemic oppression that our young men of color are facing in schools as well as highlight the solutions and progress community leaders and teachers are making. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Black and Latino men make up only 2 percent of the nation’s 4.8 million teachers.

This panel event will honor Dr. King's legacy by highlighting educational inequity, today's most pertinent social justice issue. TFA at NYU will bring together panelists who are courageous, passionate, and who persevere in order to work towards their greater purpose of quality education for all, regardless of race or socioeconomic status.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Fruitvale Station chronicles the tragic story of Oscar Grant. At only 22-years old, he was killed at the Fruitvale subway station by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2008. Oscar's story shook the entire nation to its core and launched a discussion on police brutality and race. Join us for a special screening of this powerful film and a thoughtful panel discussion. This event is a part of the NYU MLK Week of events.

For more information on the film, visit the official site.

Note: Doors will open promptly at 6:15PM. Any available seats will be given to those present starting at 6:35PM. No one will be permitted to enter the auditorium after 6:45PM.

Group Reservations?

Group reservations are available for NYU staff/faculty bringing NYU students by emailing Cornell Woodson at cornell@nyu.edu. Please include your first and last name, # of tickets needed, contact email, NYU department/school. The maximum number of tickets per group is 25 and the minimum is 5. All group tickets should be picked up in front of the Tischman Auditorium between 6:00PM - 6:15PM the day of the event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Join Faculty Fellows in Residence Mosette Broderick and Joe Salvatore for a screening of the film "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin." Rustin was an important figure in the civil rights movement and the key organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. His contributions to the success of Martin Luther King's message have often been overlooked because of his homosexuality. However, in November 2013, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the sponsoring faculty members. Snacks will be provided.

NSBE will be hosting out 2nd Annual Speech Competition as part of NYU's MLK Week. Join your NSBE family for a soul food luncheon and powerful oration by members of the NYU community. For more information, contact nsbe@poly.edu

NYU Steinhardt and the Opportunity Programs share Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, as we endeavor to cultivate a generation of future leaders to chase their passion, realize their purpose and be EMPOWERED to persevere.

This discussion will explore the perceptions among students of color which could lead to withdrawing from their education. It will provide strategies for self-empowerment and tools for long-term achievement to enhance their personal and professional development.

This event will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 12:30-2:00 pm in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.

Please RSVP here.

Presenter:
Dr. Michael Sean Funk,
Director, Academic Achievement Program, College of Arts and Science, New York University

The NYU SSSW USGA will be hosting its annual MLK Week discussion event.

This engaging, open event will host guest speakers discussing the necessity of courage in enacting social change. As social workers, combatting social injustice and inequality is a huge part of our professional and ethical commitment.

Please join us in this round table discussion, which will be led by experienced professionals in the field. Light refreshments will be served.

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Listen to the critical perspectives of several guests as they present their views and ideas and engage in dialogue surrounding the costs of failing to realize the dreams that Dr. King articulated fifty years ago. Professor Melissa Harris-Perry will be joined by Grace Lee Boggs, Dr. Teboho Moja, and others. We will also be presenting the NYU MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award.


Join us for a stimulating evening of reflection and conversation as we challenge ourselves to move forward from dreaming to action.

Imam Shahir will compare and contrast the goals of Malcom X and MLK Jr. and how both figures furthered the civil rights movement.

An exploration on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Black community by focusing on the impact the epidemic has had on the Black family, Ending Silence seeks to personalize the experience of those both affected and infected from HIV/AIDS. Join us for a special screening and discussion. RSVP via bit.ly/cmepevents.

Kimmel Center, Room 912

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The NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award is presented annually to a humanitarian within the NYU community who embodies and exemplifies the characteristics promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- "a vision of peace, persistence in purpose, and inspirational action."  The recipient must be an NYU alumnus or alumna, or a current NYU faculty or staff member.


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Listen to the critical perspectives of several guests as they present their views and ideas and engage in dialogue surrounding the costs of failing to realize the dreams that Dr. King articulated fifty years ago. Professor Melissa Harris-Perry will be joined by Grace Lee Boggs, Dr. Teboho Moja, and others. We will also be presenting the NYU MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award.

Join us for a stimulating evening of reflection and conversation as we challenge ourselves to move forward from dreaming to action.

"Massa' Gaze: Screenings and Critical Discussions of the Depictions of Slavery in Film and Television" will be held on Saturday, February 1, with a schedule of programs from 1:00 - 8:30 PM. These events are FREE to NYU students (must present ID).

NYU's own Associate Dean Sheril Antonio (TSOA) will be a featured speaker.


Please click here for the complete series of events on Feb. 1st.

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