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The Multiple (Eye)dentity Series

The Multiple (Eye)dentity Series is comprised of films, performances and speakers that showcase the ways in which art and media are platforms for creating dialogue, sharing personal narratives, exploring issues of identity and diversity, and encouraging activism and social change. 

Through our Making It In Series Program, this series also provides opportunities to engage with current media professionals. These industry veterans share how diversity and their social identities have impacted their careers while offering job/internship suggestions, career advice, and general media analysis. The Making It In Media Program is done in conjunction with the Wasserman Center for Career Development

Check back here often for updates on up-coming events, as well as information and pictures from events throughout the year! You can also see ALL of our events via



Photo Gallery: MIS_Mark Travis Rivera

Photo Gallery: MIIM_LGBTQ Identities in Media


Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale

Wednesday, March 4th, 6-8pm, Kimmel 802
The unique stories of three young women and their love affairs with Harlem from youth to young adulthood. Through spoken word poetry, theatre, dance, and song, they explore the conflicts in coming to terms with a gentrified Harlem and establishing a new Harlem Renaissance that will embrace the inevitable change to their neighborhood while revitalizing the rich culture of its past. Co-sponored by the Organization of Black Women at NYU as part of Women's Herstory Month

CMEP Presents: A Night of Slam Poetry with Kit Yan

Tuesday, January 27th, 6-8pm, Kimmel 802
Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit performs entertaining and educational theatrical slam poetry pieces about his life as a queer, transgender, and Asian American through stories about family, love, and social justice. Kit has been seen on television programs such as HBO’s Asian Aloud, PBS’ Asian America and MYX TV. His recent performances include headliner at the True Colors Youth Conference, headliner at the New England Queer People of Color Conference, and the Brooklyn Museum.


Black Heirlooms:

Tuesday, October 28th, 6-9pm, Kimmel 905
When the 86 year old matriarch, Edna 'Mee Mah' Royal was hospitalized after a stroke, her 8 children became irreconcilably divided over her care and estate. Through the stories of her children, grandchildren, and supporting interviews with prominent researchers, lawyers, and financial planners-- Black Heirlooms examines the need for devising a family plan in communities of color to create and transfer intergenerational wealth, traditions, and values. RSVP here:

American Dreams Deferred:

Tuesday, November 18th, 6:30-7:30pm
A young Latino man juggles unconditional family love with the challenge of breaking the cycle that has kept some relatives from reaching their dreams. Set against a backdrop of Coney Island and Fayetteville, North Carolina, an NYU graduate student turns the camera on his Puerto Rican-American family plagued by social, medical and public health issues. U.S. health care and culture are examined through this young man's lens, which also explore both his and family’s dreams. Many immigrants in the U.S. and their descendants aspire to realize the American dream and whether beholden to high self-imposed standards or assessed as falling short by social judgment, this Latino family aims for better. At the story’s genesis, it’s about a family’s migration from Puerto Rico in the 1950’s chasing the American dream. Now two generations later, who has attained the American dream? RSVP here:

Kumu Hina:

Thursday, December 11th, 6:30-9:30pm
KUMU HINA is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernized society of modern day Hawai'i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader. Learn more at: RSVP here:


Men of Color in Education

Tuesday, February 24th, 6-8pm, Kimmel 912
Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges and obstacles men of color often face in the education field. Featuring a special performance by Jaylene Clark Owens.

Brown People in the Jewish Faith

Monday, February 2nd, 6-7:30pm, 7 East 10th Street, between 5th Ave and University
In a culture largely assumed to be only White lives another narrative rarely discussed. Join us for a provocative discussion about the experiences of people of color within the Jewish Faith.

Mass Incarceration & Policing of Target Groups:

Thursday, November 13th, 6-8pm, Kimball Lobby (246 Green Street)
As incarceration rates continue to soar, hardships for individuals with past criminal convocations are increasing exponentially. Join CMEP and The Incarceration to Education Coalition about life after prison and the challenges that individuals often face.

Making It In: Media

Tuesday, November 11th, 12PM-1:30PM, Kimmel 912
Interested in hearing from industry professionals about what it takes to make it in media? Want to know what you should be doing now to prepare? Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from Buzzfeed. Food is provided! RSVP here:

Networking and Personal Branding Workshop:

Wednesday, October 29th, 12-2pm, Kimmel 912
Looking for a job or internship? Interested in learning how to expand your personal network? Need tips about how to market your personal brand? Join CMEP for a networking workshop to help you land that perfect job.  

Discrimination on Queer Dating Sites:

Monday, October 20th, 6-8pm, Kimmel 802                             No fats and no fems--we've seen it all on social dating sites. As a community that continues to fight for acceptance from non-queer individuals, how do we promote acceptance of diverse identities within our community. Join us for a panel discussion and open dialogue about this important issue.

Making It In: Finance

Tuesday, October 7th, 12PM-1:30PM, Kimmel 912
Interested in hearing from industry professionals about what it takes to make it in finance? Want to know what you should be doing now to prepare? Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from Ares Management and JP Morgan Chase. Food is provided! RSVP here:

Making It In: Journalism

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2PM-3PM, Kimmel 907
Interested in hearing from industry professionals about what it takes to make it in the field of journalism? Want to know what you should be doing now to prepare? Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from Twitter and The New York Post. Food is provided! RSVP here:


For more information, please contact Matt Banks at


Upcoming Programs!

Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale

Men of Color in Education

Brown People in the Jewish Faith

Kit Yan

Kumu Hina

American Dreams Deferred

Mass Incarceration & Policing of Targeted Groups

Making It In: Media

Networking and Personal Branding Workshop

Black Heirlooms Screening

Discrimination on Queer Dating Sites

The Interrupters Screening

Making It In: Journalism

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