NYU Abu Dhabi
Monday, April 10, 12-1:30pm | Self Care Event Hosted by SLICE & HPO | E247 (training room): Lunch provided. Sign up on the portal.
Tuesday, April 11, 12-1:30pm | Safe Zone Training | E247 (training room): Lunch provided.
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30-9pm | Bystander Intervention Training | E245 (the living room): Dinner provided. Sign up on the portal.
Wednesday, April 12, 7pm | Academic Talk: Ken Nielsen | E243 (the salon): RSVP here.
Thursday April 14th, 12pm-1:30pm, Speaking of Allies: Recognizing Allyship in our Community, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island Campus: What does it mean to be a ally? Is "ally" the right term? How can we contribute to making our campus a safe space for all community members? This open forum discussion with NYU students, staff and faculty will provide a space to recognize the members of our community who have completed the Safe Zone training as well as to problematize the use and definitions of the term and concept of "allyship". This conversation should shed light on ways to nurture a context-specific approach to safe zone development in a way that includes and engages with the whole NYU Abu Dhabi community.
Monday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 19 | Locked and Forgotten the Side You Choose To See: What Allyship Means to Me Students will state what Allyship means to them in the form of a one-paged article/poem and share it via email with the NYU Accra Community (staff and students). The first five people to email their poems/articles will receive a reward.
Thursday, April 20 | Locked and Forgotten the Side You Choose To See: All Day Photo Booth and Pledge Stations Students and staff will sign pledge forms, have their photos taken and state why they are allies.
Thursday, April 20, 5:30pm | Locked and Forgotten the Side You Choose To See: Closing Ceremony and Panel Discussion Students will have a closing ceremony to end Ally Week. The Ally Week Ambassador (Shakota Johnson) will give her remarks about the week. This will be followed by a panel discussion led by the Founder and some Representatives of Angel Zoe Foundation (a civil society organization that helps women and juveniles in prison) on the topic “ Locked and Forgotten: The Side You Choose to See” This session will end with a Q and A. Students, staff, and representatives from Angel Zoe Foundation Ghana will cut a cake to officially end Ally Week.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Inaugural Ceremony and Panel Discussion: Students will have an inaugural ceremony to kick off Ally Week beginning with a brief overview on Ally Week by the Ally Week Ambassador (Reida Akam), followed by a panel discussion by 4 Representatives from REMAR Ghana (Rehabilitation of the Marginalized) on the topic “Telling My Story: The Experiences of Some Marginalized People. ” This session will end with a Q and A. Students, staff, and representatives from REMAR Ghana will cut an inaugural cake to officially launch Ally Week.
Tuesday April 12-Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Photo Booth and Pledge Stations: Students and staff will sign pledge forms, have their photos taken and state why they are allies.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - Evening Lecture and Discussion: “From The Doctor’s Perspective: Learning About the Challenges and Experiences of People Living With Mental Health Disorders in Ghana”. Dr. frank Baning, A Chief Psychiatrist and Acting Director of the Pantang Hospital in Accra will give the lecture, followed by an interactive session and a Q & A.
Friday, April 22, 2015 - Post- Ally Week Activity: " Working with the Underprivileged, Mentally Ill and Other Marginalized Groups in Northern Ghana," A visit to Dr. Abdulai's Shekinah clinic serving the homeless, destitute, HIV positive and mentally ill. Students will engage in discussions with Dr. Abdulai and meet patients and learn what it means to be an ally for underserved populations.
Of Many Diversities – A Cosmopolitan Conversations Project
April 8, 2016 and April 29, 2016
NYU Berlin and Hackesche Höfe Kino Berlin
2016 Ally Week programming at NYU Berlin will tie into the complex and multifaceted conversation about ethical leadership skills and more inclusive, diverse, and curious learning cultures. Under the umbrella of our “Cosmopolitan Conversations Project,” students, staff, and faculty will begin a first conversation about "Many Diversities," focusing specifically on the inner diversity of our study away community and ways to make meaningful contributions to our host society, which is in the process of fundamental transformation after roughly 1 million mostly Syrian refugees arrived in the past year. Building on initiatives started already in the summer and fall of 2015, the Cosmopolitan Conversations Project provides an avenue for transcultural learning and lays the foundations for skills and everyday practices that can consolidate a culture of inclusion. During Ally Week, we invite members of our community to participate in the following events:
Voneinander Lernen - Supporting Refugees Through Learning Partnerships, April 8, 2016, Refugee Welcome Center in Berlin, Rahnsdorf: Information Session and discussion with our partners at the Unionhilfswerk about our initiatives so far and opportunities for students to meaningfully contribute to the project of co-creating a more diverse society in Germany. This session will be followed by a volunteering event, co-organized with our partners at Unionshilfswerk. For more information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Voneinander Lernen or: "Where to Invade Next?" - Film Screening and Discussion hosted by Dieter Kosslick in Conversation with Michael Moore, April 29, 2016, Hackesche Höfe Kino, Berlin: Screening of Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next” at Hackesche Höfe Kino Berlin. The film will be presented by Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), where it celebrated its European premiere this past February. After the screening, the audience will be invited to join Dieter Kosslick and Michael Moore in a conversation about various aspects of the movie and, more broadly, ways to foster transcultural learning, opportunities for artistic intervention, and the impact of globalization on processes of identity exploration, community creation, and value formation. The event will be followed by a reception in the foyer of Hackesche Höfe Kino. Seating is limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via the Google Form here: https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/11EmccgzJvR36GBRcgvZ3lSauO3cCq4IA20DMIMUaafo/viewform
NYU Buenos Aires
April 11-15, NYU BA Academic Center: NYU Buenos Aires program will focus on gender discrimination violence and inclusive education. Students will be able to sign Ally Week pledge
Monday, April 11th, NYU Ally Pledge station: Students will sign pledge forms and will have photos taken. The activity will take place in the Lounge.
Tuesday April 12th, 1pm, Lunch talk on “Ni Una Menos campaign: How violence against women was included in the public agenda in Argentina?” with Luciana Peker (Journalist, Página/12). The activity will take place in the Lounge.
Wednesday, April 13th, 7pm MOVIE NIGHT: “XXY”: This is a story of a 15-year-old intersex person and the way her family copes with the condition and the ultimate decision that she must eventually make as she finds her gender identity. The activity will take place in the Lounge.
Thursday, April 14th, 1pm, Lunch talk on “Inclusive Education in BA: children with disabilities in public schools” with Professor Vanesa Casal: Event will take place in Paloma Herrera (ICAPA building).
Friday, 15th, 7pm MOVIE NIGHT: “MIA”: Ale is transgender. Ale collects recyclable material from the streets in Buenos Aires.One day while Ale is working, discovers the journal of "Mia", a young woman who has died leaving her husband and little daughter behind.
Monday, April 18, Ally Week Tabling, Villa Natalia lobby and Villa Ulivi lobby: Peer Advisors, student employees, and student volunteers will promote Ally Week events, take photos, collect pledge signatures, and hand out t-shirts and pins
Tuesday, April 19, Film on Immigration Screening, Villa Natalia Blue Room: We will screen "Mediterranea", an award-winning film on the theme of immigration produced by NYU alum, Jonas Carpignano.
Wednesday, April 20, Donation Night with the RHMs, Neighborhood supermarkets throughout the city: The RHMs and their residents will meet to acquire and collect donations for "Progetto Arcobaleno", a local organization that helps marginalized groups, including refugees and immigrants.
Thursday, April 21, Ally Week Tabling, Villa Natalia lobby and Villa Ulivi lobby: Peer Advisors, student employees, and student volunteers will collect donations for Progetto Arcobaleno, take photos, collect pledge signatures, and hand out t-shirts and pins.
Friday, April 22, Trip to Genova, Genova: OSL staff will accompany a group of students to Genova to visit the "Museo del Mare", a museum dedicated to past and present immigration phenomena.
Friday, April 22, Global Student Immigration Dialogue, Villa Sassetti: The dialogue brings together students from across NYU’s Global Network via video conference to explore and better understand the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.
NYU Prague Ally Week - From Hudson to Vltava, 11 - 15 April, 2016: Series of events to create awareness of minority issues in Czech Republic and discussions on LGBTQ+ life
11 - 15 April, 2016, Pledge stations: Students will pledge to be an Ally
Tuesday, 12 April, "Czechs Against Czechs" film screening, NYU Prague campus - Richtruv Dum, Mucha room: The young director Tomas goes to live in a desperately poor Romany ghetto in north Bohemia. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film director Tomas Kratochvil.
Wednesday, 13 April, "Talk About Pride" - Chat on LGBTQ+ Life in Prague and abroad, NYU Prague campus - Richtruv Dum, Seifert room: Chat with guests: Petr Panek (founder of Charles University LGBTQ club); Tereza Pelechova (Event organizer at Prague Pride); Julie Koubova (representative of Prague LGBTQ community). Discussion will be moderated by NYU Prague students Avi Grundner and Rob Ramkishun
Wednesday, 13 April, Ally Week PhotoBooth party!, Cafe Flirt - Prague 1: Take a picture at our Ally Week photobooth and help us cut the Ally Week cake!
Thursday, 14 April, "Invisible Exhibition," New Town's City Hall, Prague: Discover what’s it like to live life without sight. The tour will be led by blind or partially sighted people. http://neviditelna.cz/en/1
Thursday, 14 April, Movie night: "But I'm a Cheerleader," Machova residence hall: Film screening organized by Avi - NYU Prague Ally Week ambassador
Thursday, 14 April, Movie night: "Dear White People", Osadni residence hall: Film screening organized by Rob and Coty - NYU Prague Ally Week ambassadors
Thursday, April 14, 2016, Film screening and discussion, The Way Out, NYU Prague: Film telling the story about the discrimination faced by a Roma (gypsy) woman; film swept 2014 Czech film awards; followed by discussion on Roma issues led by Professor Yaser Abu Ghosh.
April 15-16, 2016, Meet Roma families - trip to Ostrava, City of Ostrava, north Moravia: Students will visit a local NGO that assists Roma families in Ostrava
April 15, 2016, LGBTQ Movies in Dorms, NYU Prague: Three of NYU Prague dorms will screen recent films dealing with LGBTQ issues: Bent, the Imitation Game, and The Way He Looks; organized by Student Ambassadors
Monday, April 3 & April 4 | Ally Breakfast | NYU Madrid: Breakfast with pastries and donts for students, a moment to sign the Ally Pledge, get information on all the different activities happening throughout the week.
Monday, April 3 | Guest Speaker on Racism in Spain | NYU Madrid: Guest speakers talking about racism in Spain from a personal perspective. Also bringing tools to enable allie to fight racism in this country.
Monday, April 3 | Movie Screening "The Danish Girl" | Claraval Residence: Movie screening at the residence.
Tuesday, April 4 | Multicultural Party | NYU Madrid: Students from different cultures will prepare food that represents their country and other students will be able to taste the food from around the world. International music will be played.
Wednesday, April 5 | Visit to the Islamic Cultural Center | Madrid: Tour of the Islamic Cultural Center.
Thursday, April 6 | LGBT+ Tour of Madrid and Meet Activist | Madrid: Tour of LGBT+ Madrid and end with Tapas while having a roundtable with LGBT and feminist activist.
April 11, 2016, Rainbow Donuts, NYU MADRID: Breakfast for the students consisting on "rainbow donuts" and hot chocolate and an opportunity to sign pledges and get pictures taken with "ally messages."
April 11, 2016, Guest speaker "Refugees in Europe", NYU Madrid Rm C6/7: Our guest speaker Ramiro Muniz is a lawyer and expert in laws pertaining Refugees. He has been working close to refugees in Spain and Europe for the past decade and is coming to NYU Madrid to talk to our students about the situation of refugees in Spain nowadays.
April 11, 2016, Visit to the Islamic Cultural Center, Islamic Cultural Center Madrid: Students will have a guided visit to the M30 mosque, the biggest mosque in Europe, in which they will also find out about the services offered by the cultural center in Madrid.
April 12, 2016, Tie Dye your t-shirt, NYU Madrid: Students will be able to tie dye a t-shirt with many colours in support of LGBTQ rights.
April 13, 2016, Visit to the Sephardic Jewish center in Madrid, Sephardic Jewish center in Madrid: Students will have a guided tour of the center and will get to know a bit of the story of sephardic jews in Spain.
April 13,2016, Viewing of the Film "Made in LA", NYU Madrid: Introduction of the film by the directors who also happen to be NYU Madrid faculty, followed by the film screening with popcorn and sodas for the students.
April 14, 2016, Viewing of the film "Of Many," NYU Madrid: Viewing of the film "Of Many" with snacks for the students.
April 14, 2016, Multicultural Party, NYU Madrid Patio: Students form different cultural backgrounds will cook for other students to taste the different foods, there will be music from the different places playing in the background and student can use this time to find out about each others different cultural backgrounds.
April 14, 2016, Photo Contest, NYU Madrid Patio: Students will submit photos throughout the week for the "Embracing differences photo contest" and a jury will select the top three pictures to win a prize!
Monday, April 10 | Neighborhood Connections - Ashfield | Depart from Urbanest Student Accommodation: Join NYU-Sydney staff member Mark Eels for a trip to Ashfield in Sydney's inner west. Ashfield is one of Sydney's most multicultural neighborhoods with almost 60% of the population born outside Australia and 15% born in China. Over a meal Mark will discuss this vibrant community and his experiences living in China.
Monday, April 10 | #FaceuptoRascism discussion | TBA: Join Marcus Neeld for a discussion about the Face Up to Racism series that aired on Australian television.
Tuesday, April 11 | ACON Presentation | Student Activities Center: Staff members from the AIDS Council of NSW will be discussing the important service this organization has provided since 1985. This will be an opportunity to discuss Australia's response to HIV over the last three decades and the lived experiences of members of Australia's LGBTQI community.
Tuesday, April 11 | Neighborhood Connections - Burwood | Depart from Urbanest Student Accommodation: Students will join NYU-Sydney staff for a trip to the Sydney suburb of Burwood. Burwood has a growing Middle Eastern population and students will visit a local Turkish restaurant and discuss the Turkish community in Sydney.
Wednesday, April 12 | Volunteer Day | Bus departs from Urbanest Student Accommodation: NYU-Sydney students will travel to Liverpool in Sydney's western suburbs to paint classrooms.
Thursday, April 13 | Gaybe Baby Screening | TBA: Gayby Baby is a 2015 Australian documentary film that follows four children raised by same-sex parents.
April 11 - April 15, Ally Week, NYU-Sydney, Science House and Urbanest Student Accommodation: The NYU-Sydney Ally Week planning committee have adopted a mutlifaceted and multi themed approach to Ally Week. The program incorporates a variety of themes. Areas of focus include Sydney's LGBTQI community, refugees and asylum seekers, domestic violence, youth in care and persons living with disability
April 11, 12pm, Nauru and Manus Island - The asylum seeker experience, Student Activities Center, Science House: NYU-Sydney staff member Laura Hibbert will discuss her experience working with asylum seekers in Australia's offshore detention centers
April 11, 8pm, Movie Screening - The Good Lie, Urbanest Student Accommodation - Theater Room: NYU-Sydney student Tiffany Snyder will host the screening of this event. Tiffany worked on the post production of this film which highlights refugees in the United States
April 12, 12pm, Lived Experiences of LGBTI Australians and the Issues Facing our Communities by an ACON representative, Student Activities Center, Science House: A representative from ACON's training team has offered to speak to NYU Sydney speciffically about issues facing the Sydney LGBTI community and would love students to enter into an open discussion with them about current topics such as: -Defining the Communities -LGBTI Aged Australians, a lived experience of stigma and discrimination -Trans and Intersex Community Issues in Australia -HIV in Australia- One of the world’s most successful responses to HIV
April 12, 8pm, Documentary Screening - Gayby Baby, Urbanest Student Accommodation: This award winning documentary explores the experiences of Australian children growing up in LGBTQI families.
April 13, 2016, Bake Sale, Student Activities Center, Science House: Students will be encouraged to bake and sell treats with all proceeds to be donated to the Full Stop Foundation. The Full Stop Foundation is about stopping sexual assault and domestic violence – Period
April 13, 2016, Documentary Screening - Hitting Home with Sarah Ferguson, Student Activities Center, Science House: NYU-Sydney Wellness Counselor, Lauren Stahl will introduce this documentary and discuss the current landscape in Australia
April 14, 2016, Birthday Card Writing for Disadvantaged Young Australians, CREATE Foundation office: Students and staff will write cards for young Australian living in foster care
April 15, 2016, 2pm, Collecting Donations for Motor Neuron Disease of NSW, State Theater: Students will assist with collecting donations at the conclusion of a play
NYU Washington DC
Sunday, April 9 | Hall Congress Town Hall | Reading Room: Come together for the final Town Hall of the semester to learn about Ally Week while enjoying FOOD!
Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14 | #NYUAllyWeek #NYUDC Contest | Instagram: Use the hashtags #NYUAllyWeek and #NYUDC on Instagram throughout the week to showcase how you are practicing allyship – 3 winners will each receive a $25 gift card!
Tuesday, April 11 | Solidarity & Sweets | Reading Room: Stop by the Reading Room for a conversation about how to identify oppression and leverage privilege to benefit society while enjoying TREATS!
Thursday, April 13 | Pride Craft Night | Lobby: Stop by the lobby to express why allyship is important to you through crafting!
Friday, April 14 | LGBTQ in DC | Washington, DC: Join DC Dialogues for a trip around Washington, DC to learn about LGBTQ history, culture, and priorites in DC and finish the trip with a DINNER at a local restaurant that supports the LGBTQ community!
Friday, April 14 | Moonlight Viewing Party | Reading Room: Come view and discuss the Oscar award winning film, Moonlight, while enjoying SNACKS!
Saturday, April 15 | Trivia Night | Auditorium: Test your knowledge of LGBTQ history, culture, and statistics while competing for GIFT CARDS to local restaurants that support the LGBTQ community!
Sunday, April 16 | Drag Brunch | Nellie's: Enter your name to experience the renown all-you-can-eat Drag Brunch!
Sunday, April 10, Hall Congress Town Hall & Ally Week Kickoff Celebration, Reading Room: The NYU Washington, DC student council - the Hall Congress - will host its 2nd Town Hall of the semester and kick of NYU Ally Week by leading a discussion on allyship, providing an overview of Ally Week events, and encouraging students to take the pledge to practice allyship.
Sunday, April 10, TED Talk | The Danger of a Single Story, Reading Room: NYU Washington, DC students are invited to watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk "The Danger of a Single Story" and then engage in a conversation to learn each other's stories.
Monday, April 11, Coffee Kickoff & Ally Week Pledge Table, Lobby: NYU Washington, DC students can stop by the Ally Week pledge table for coffee and donuts while learning more about allyship, learning more about Ally Week events, and taking the pledge to practice allyship.
Monday, April 11, Ally Week Film Series: Freakonomics, 7th Floor Lounge: NYU Washington, DC students are invited to watch Freakonomics and engage in a conversation about how human behavior can impact allyship.
Tuesday, April 12, Ally Week Film Series: Waiting for Superman, 7th Floor Lounge: NYU Washington, DC students are invited to watch Waiting for Superman and engage in a conversation about how politics, policy, and resource allocation intersect with allyship
Wednesday, April 13, Safe Zone Training, Reading Room: NYU Washington, DC students are invited to participate in NYU Safe Zone training to develop a deeper understanding of language, issues, and resources pertinent to the LGBTQ communities at NYU and beyond.
Wednesday, April 13, Ally Week Film Series: Fruitvale Station, 7th Floor Lounge: NYU Washington, DC students are invited to watch Fruitvale Station and engage in a conversation about power, privilege, and oppression.
Thursday, April 14, 2000 Sandwiches for Martha's Table, Lobby: NYU Washington, DC students are invited to help make 2000 sandwiches to donate to Martha's Table, a community-based organization in DC that works with low-income children, families, and individuals.
Thursday, April 14, Ally Week Film Series: Pariah, 7th Floor Lounge: NYU Washington, DC students are invited to watch Pariah and engage in a conversation about allyship as it pertains to navigating multiple identities and code switching.
Monday, April 10, All Day | Pledge Station | Student Lounge: Come and learn about Ally Week where we will have a 'Check your Privilege' quiz, tie dye t-shirt making, free rainbow bagels, badges, and wristbands!
Tuesday, April 11, 17:30 | LGBTQ Walking Tour | Soho: Join a local guide, where they will take you on a ride through 350 years of fascinating history. For as long as most can remember, Soho was always the place where locals and tourists alike would go to let their hair (and occasionally their trousers) down.
Wednesday, April 12, 13:00 | Night Scenes: Mapping London's LGBTQ Spaces and Events | Room 105: Dr Ben Campkin (Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at UCL, Director of UCL Urban Laboratory) will discuss contemporary LGBTQ nightlife in London.
Thursday, April 13, 17:30 | The Imitation Game | Room G07: Join us to watch the Imitation Game, a film which portrays the race against time by legendary cryptanalyst, Alan Turing, and his team of code-breakers, during the darkest days of World War II.