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The Program will feature a film screening of "The Powerbroker- Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights." Following the screening, his daughter Dr. Marcia Cantarella will debrief the film and talk about her father's legacy as well as what civil rights means for this generation.

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Join us for African Heritage Month’s first event of February, the opening ceremony. In cohesion with the theme of AHM 2015, the opening ceremony will be a celebration of a variety of cultures across the African Diaspora. This year’s ceremony will be a fun event filled with music, dance, spoken word, food, and more. The keynote speaker for the evening is educator and activist ZellieImani.

The Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization's Oratorical Contest during NYU MLK Week honors the legacy of oratory. The event provides a venue for NYU graduate students to express their views on the theme of MLK Week, Beyond a Dream, through speeches, music, and poetry. The winner will receive a grand prize and VIP access to the University-Wide MLK Week event. Join us for the event on Tuesday, February 3 at 7 PM in the Pless Hall first floor student lounge!  

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.

What is the place of Buddhist practitioners in the movement toward a just and equitable world? How do we understand the place of stillness in the struggle to move forward?

Please join us for a thought provoking and soul nourishing evening of inquiry and wisdom with a panel of pioneering Buddhist women. It will be an event that will engage your mind, body and spirit through discussion, guided meditation and light yoga.

Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.

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In Celebration of MLK Week at NYU. Sponsored by The Mindfulness Project and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU with support from the Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism. 

Sitting Still, Standing Up

Room to Grow is an organization that focuses on babies in poverty during their first three years of development. Participants will help with packing and sorting at the following location. There will be two groups: a larger group on Wednesday and a smaller group on Thursday. Volunteers will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please contact Katherine at kl1855@nyu.edu or Himani at hg712@nyu.edu if you plan on attending the event.

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NYU MLK Week 2015 is proud to screen "Chrisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed," a docuentary about Shirley Chrisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and to run for President, followed by a conversation with Director/Producer, Shola Lynch.

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Bayard Rustin was an openly gay leader in social movements for civil rights and a primary organizer of the 1963 March in Washington DC where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. The compelling film "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" chronicles Rustin's complex life story, a tale of race, prejudice, and idealism at the heart of 20th century America. SPS will screen this documentary and engage in a brief talk after the film.

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Room to Grow is an organization that focuses on babies in poverty during their first three years of development. Participants will help with packing and sorting at the following location. There will be two groups: a larger group on Wednesday and a smaller group on Thursday. Volunteers will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please contact Katherine at kl1855@nyu.edu or Himani at hg712@nyu.edu if you plan on attending the event.

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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. 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.

 

 

Join fellow Rubinites for an opportunity to view the widely acclaimed movie, Selma in theaters. Following the movie, we will be having an open discussion (coffee/tea with pastries) at a location nearby.

Film Description: Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

*This program is open to residents of Rubin Hall. Residents will meet in the Rubin Hall lobby and then head over to the Regal Union Square Cinema.

Palladium Hall will continuously look the famous " I Have A Dream" speech for viewing along with other not as well known speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and serve refreshments.

 

There will also be post-its where individuals can write down what's their dream for the future which will be turned into a bulletin board to be displayed in Palladium Hall.

$5 non-refundable co-pay required for this event - residents must sign-up in advance at the Brittany Hall resource center beginning January 20, 2015 to reserve their spot and ticket.


The Nuyorican presents groundbreaking works of literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, hip hop, visual art and champions established as well as rising artists from every background imaginable.

*Please meet in the Brittany Hall lobby (55 East 10th Street) at 8:30 pm to head over as a group to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3rd Street).

Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris will be screening his recent and acclaimed film, "Through a Lens, Darkly" and holding a Q & A with participants afterward about the film, film making, etc. There will be snacks provided.

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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. 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. RSVP here!

"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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