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 bit.ly/cmepevents.
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Check back here throughout the year for updates on upcoming performances!
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: bit.ly/cmepevents
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: bit.ly/cmepevents
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: http://kumuhina.tumblr.com/ RSVP here: bit.ly/cmepevents
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.
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: http://ow.ly/CKpyR
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: bit.ly/cmepevents
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: bit.ly/cmepevents
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