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Ally Week 2017 Events

Ally Week 2017 Events

Ally Week 2017 Main Events:

Monday, 4/10


Community Photo: 12-1pm | Kimmel Grand Stairs: Celebrate the start of Ally Week by joining in the university-wide community photo. The first 50 students to attend will receive a free Ally Week t-shirt! You don't need an Ally Week t-shirt to attend, but we encourage you to wear your shirt if you have one! Learn more and RSVP here.

It's Your Space, Help Us Decide! What Makes You Fearless & the CMEP Mural Project: 5:30pm | CMEP Lounge: CMEP needs your help! The new offices and lounge are in place, now it’s time for major art! Chanel Kennebrew (whose artwork is currently on exhibit in the Kimmel Gallery outside CMEP) has been commissioned to develop and design a mural for the CMEP offices. She is also creating a site specific art piece inside the CMEP lounge. She wants to work with you! Please join us on Monday, April 10th at 5:30pm for a special program where the artist will take direction from student responses and ideas on what will go on the walls.

You can get started by completing and submitting the What Makes You Fearless form in the CMEP lounge. Also consider ‘the face of CMEP’, what should people see when they turn the corner heading to the office and lounge. Your participation is vital to this project, so there will be pizza to fuel the artistic mind.

Tuesday, 4/11


Justice Zone (Formerly known as Diversity Zone): 12-3pm | Kimmel 804/805: A training that facilitates an understanding of frequently used concepts such as diversity, equity, and social justice through the lens of race and racism. Learn more and RSVP here.

'I Am Not Your Negro' Screening: 6-8pm (Doors open at 5:45pm) | Cantor Film Center: Join us for a screening of I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck's envisioning of James Baldwin's never finished project. This film explores race in the U.S., using Baldwin's words and other archival material. After the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A. Learn more and RSVP here.

Exodus: NYU's Annual Queer Seder: 8:15pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm) | Kimmel 914: Join Keshet (LGBTQ Jews), the Bronfman Center, and NYU Student Diversity for EXODUS: NYU's Annual Queer Seder, a not-quite-traditional exploration of yetziah (exodus/coming out), dedicating the traditional four cups of Passover to experiences of coming out. Learn more and RSVP here.

Wednesday, 4/12


Day of Action: Sustaining the Resistance: 10am-4pm | Kimmel 804/805:
Enhance your critical consciousness, engage with the arts, and connect with community. Workshops will offer skill building for students, faculty AND staff around writing, media literacy, social media activism, accessibility of practice, sustainable action and self-care, intergenerational movement building, and more. Learn more and RSVP here. #SustaintheResistance

Dream Zone: 2-5pm | Kimmel 802: A training that introduces NYU students, faculty, and staff to issues and challenges facing the undocumented community through contexts of global concepts and terminology, history, and policies and procedures centering undocumented persons. Learn more and RSVP here.

Activism Through Time and Space: An Intergenerational Dialouge: 6-8pm (Doors Open at 5:30) | Kimmel E&L:  Join us for an dialogue around changing nature of activism over time. An intergenerational group of activists will provide us with the opportunity to learn from those who came before us and to spark our imagination around what liberation can look like. Our panelists include, writer and correspondent, Dylan Marron, activist & founder of SONG and the National Black Justice Coalition, Mandy Carter; and Dance-Poet Performer Duo, Nia & Ness. Learn more and RSVP here.


Thursday, 4/13


Disability Zone: 9:15am-12:15pm | Kimmel 804/805: A training for NYU students, staff, and faculty that explores frameworks around the intersections of disability status and justice through critical analysis of language and policy, the works of disability justice activists, and group discussion. Learn more at RSVP here.

Action Zone: 2-4pm | 726 Broadway, Main Conference Room 348/349: A bystander intervention training for risk reduction. Action Zone explores  The Bystander Effect as well as when to intervene and when not to. This dynamic, interactive training prepares participants to be allies in the NYU community. Learn more and RSVP here.

Friday, 4/14


Safe Zone: 2-4pm | Kimmel 602: Safe Zone is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty peers who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. Learn more and RSVP here.

Ally Week 2017 Events Around NYU:

Thursday, April 6

Monday, April 10

Tuesday, April 11

Wednesday, April 12

Thursday, April 13

Friday, April 14