"Begegnungen" - Of Many Diversities
"Begegnungen" - Intercultural and Linguistic Encounters Between Berliners and New Berliners
October 25, 2016, 7:00pm–10:00pm
This event celebrates the growing diversity of the city of Berlin, a place where people from different cultural, demographic, and linguistic backgrounds encounter each other also through the medium of German language. NYU Berlin invites New-Berliners and Berliners to an evening program designed by the German Language team that will recognize and promote appreciation and respect for trans-cultural relationships. The evening will feature live musical performances, games, an open mic, an introduction of initiatives that support refugees and asylum-seekers in Berlin, presentations of personal stories, and a wonderful buffer dinner.
Week of November 14 (tba)
"Begegnungen" - Screening of "Golden Bear" Winner "Fuocoammare" ("Fire at Sea") and Discussion.
Detailed event information to come soon.
"Begegnungen" - (NY) U in Berlin Forum Event
November 22, 2016, 8:00-10:30pm
The student-organized and facilitated "(NY)U in Berlin" Forum seeks to provide a space of self-introspection, collaborative learning, curiosity, and mutual respect for all attendees. It lays the foundations for skills and everyday practices that can consolidate a culture of inclusion and an environment conducive to "Begegnungen." Attendees will be invited to take part in the "Privilege Walk" exercise, whereby participants will be encouraged to recognize their lived privileges and disadvantages. Following this exercise, participants will break into small roundtable discussions, facilitated by student volunteers, to learn from each other's nuanced experiences and challenge previously held notions, misplaced or otherwise. In addition, attendees will be invited to share their experiences as study-abroad students in Berlin specifically, thereby acknowleding the inner diversity of our community at NYU Berlin and beyond, and discuss ways to meaningfully contribute to our host society.
Please contact Linn Friedrichs at email@example.com with any questions you might have about events held at NYU Berlin as part of this year's World Tour event series.
October 19th: Italian Cooking Class
Food is a big part of Italian culture, and to fully understand Italians you have to also understand their passion for preparing and sharing meals together. At the Italian Cooking Class, students will learn the secrets of Italian cuisine and the Italian philosophy around food at a cooking school in downtown Florence.
October 22nd: Day Trip to the Eurochocolate Festival in Perugia
Students will attend the Eurochocolate Festival in Perugia - one of the largest chocolate festivals in Europe - with stands and activities spread throughout the historic city center.
October 25th: Florentine Ceramics Class
Students will learn about the traditional art of Florentine ceramic plate-painting. The class teaches the history of this celebrated artisan craft, before having students paint their own plates following traditional methods.
November 7-10, 2016
One World, Many Differences
A week full of events to serve as eye openers for all who attend on the many differences existing under the same sky. An opportunity to step out of your bubble and experience different realities first hand.
November 2-3, 2016
The Student Life Department together with The Q (LGBTQ Student Club) and the Diversity Club will celebrate the diversity of the student body at NYU Paris and proposes the following activities:
Photo contest: Snapshots of a global experience
Students will submit photos that represent the array of their cultural experience and explain in a few sentences why the photo is meaningful.
Prizes for the winners:
1) Dinner for two at a restaurant in Paris
2) Movie Pass
3) Voucher for Tea and Pastry at the Grand Mosque Tea House.
A Taste of International Cuisine
An event to share the richness of students’ different traditions through food. Special family recipes will be prepared and shared by students and Paris international cuisine will also be represented.
Shorts on racism, diversity, inclusion.
Racial Issues in France.
Diversity Board to share information about marginalization, concerns, beliefs, and images.
Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:00-9:30PM
Traditional Instruments as a Means of Communication in Ghana
Lecture: Traditional Instruments As A Means of Communication: A lecture and demonstration of how some traditional instruments are used to communicate in the Ghanaian society. The purpose of this lecture is to enlighten students about the significant role traditional instruments play in communication even in an era of technology and social media.
Cultural Display: Traditional Drumming and Dance Performances by the “Great Africa Heritage” Cultural Troupe and Spoken Word by the well-known Ghanaian Artiste Nana Asaase
November 7-11, 2016
World Tour: Food of the British Isles
Each day will be dedicated to a different part of Great Britain as shown below:
Monday: Food of England
Tuesday: Food of Ireland
Wednesday: Food of Scotland
Thursday: Food of Wales
Friday: Brexit Banquet
POP UP GALLERY
Experience the diverse artistic expressions created by the NYU community through painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and more.
OCTOBER 25 • 6 TO 8 PM • KIMMEL ROOM 806
Annual event at the Tandon School of Engineering featuring cultural clubs showcasing regional traditions.
OCTOBER 26 • 3 TO 5 PM • BROOKLYN GYM
Visit the Grand Concourse for information on study away experiences in the United States and Around the World.
OCTOBER 27 • 12 TO 3 PM • KIMMEL 405/406
The Grand Bazaar will feature free food from around the world, entertainment, giveaways, and will give you insight into each of NYU's global sites. Check out last year's here.
OCTOBER 27 • 12 TO 3 PM • KIMMEL 4TH FLOOR
NYU Libraries' International Film Screening
NYU Bobst Library, Avery Fisher Center
NYU's Bobst Library will be hosting a film series for NYU World Tour 2016. The screenings will take place in the Avery Fisher Center West Room Monday through Friday at 12pm. The films showing will be as follows:
Monday: Mongolian Ping Pong - Screening at 12pm/West Room, 2005, 102 minutes
A ping pong ball, found floating in a stream, becomes the source of wonderment for three young boys who live in the remote grasslands of Mongolia, a magnificent landscape little changed since the time of Genghis Khan.
Tuesday: Salaam Neighbor - screening at 12pm/West Room. 2016 75 minutes
(Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. For the first time in history, two filmmakers fully embed themselves in the camp, providing an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors.)
Wednesday: Tangerines (2015) Screening at 12pm/West Room 87 minutes
An older ethnic Estonian man cares for two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence.
Thursday: Diffret (2014) - Screening at 12pm/West Room 99 minutes
Based on the true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights.
Friday: The Salt of the Earth 2015 - Screening at 12pm/West Room 110 minutes
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus.
Oct 31 - Nov 4: "NYU Prague World Tour Scavenger Hunt"
Join us for a week long scavenger hunt and complete tasks and take pictures all around Prague
Prize for winning team
October 31 - Nov 4: "NYU Prague World Tour Photo Contest"
Instagram photos that best represent your time in Prague and use hashtag #NYUPragueWorldTour
Prize for 3 photos with most votes
October 31, 2016: "Roam with the Roma: A Dialogue in Exploring Diversity in the Czech Republic and the World"
Come for a night filled with dancing, food, and conversation! Hear from local Romas about their personal experience growing up in the Czech Republic. Even learn a traditional Roman dance for when you go out to a club! We'll unpack the growing xenophobia present in various parts of the world including America. In connection with all the current events in the U.S and the world in general this will be a safe space for students to speak their mind.
Light refreshment provided.
November 1, Discussion with musician Tonya Graves: "American Blues Diva in Bohemia"
Light refreshment provide.