Tuesday, November 15th
This program serves as a showcase of cultures from across the African Diaspora.
Open Mic Night: Stories of Transition - Pieces of Berlin
Join NYU Berlin’s Buchclub and the editorial team of the arts and literary magazine Abend(b)rot for an evening dedicated to the stories that capture, reflect, or enrich your evolving relationship with Berlin/Germany and your larger transcultural learning journey. You may choose to share your own work or bring your favorite passage from a book, an essay, a poem, or a song. Light refreshments and pensive guitar music will create "Gemütlichkeit" so that everyone feels welcome to share, discuss, or just listen. To RSVP or ask any questions you might have, email email@example.com
November 22, 2018 - December 1, 2018
As part of the film festival "Around the World in 14 Films," we invite you to attend the panel conversation "Film, Women, and Characters" with three female filmmakers – Cristina Gallego (Columbia), Meryem Benm'Barek (Morocco), and Ash Mayfair (Vietnam) – who will discuss their work as women in the international film industry generally as well as the importance of engaging with questions of gender and intersectionality for the creation of complex female characters. Following the conversation, you are invited to the screening of "Sofia" (dir. by Meryem Benm'Barek, Morocco).
Running from November 22 through December 1, 2018, the international film festival "Around the World in 14 Films" presents outstanding cinema from the major film festivals of the world, most of them as German premieres, and provides a forum for established film makers as well as intriguing new voices through screenings as well as panel discussions.
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Friday, November 9th: Celebrating 150 Years of Gioachino Rossini
Nicknamed the Italian Mozart, Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was one of the most popular and influential composers of his time. Having written 39 operas, Rossini captivated audiences with his melodic style and countless scores. Some of his most well-known works include The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Cinderella (La Cenerentola). To mark the 150 years since the composer's death, the Florence Opera House will be featuring a performance of Cinderella, to which our students are invited to celebrate this lively performance in tribute to one of Italy’s best-known composers.
Monday, November 12th: Breathing Room Discussion
The Breathing Room is an open, student to student discussion. This week, we will be joined by Vanessa Hernandez, the Global Equity Fellow at NYU Florence, as we talk about our experience as students transitioning to life here in Italy. We will be discussing a broad range of diverse experiences faced by students here in Italy and at NYU in general. Breathing Room is a SAFE SPACE designed to curate an open discussion about relevant topics. All Breathing Room meetings are students ONLY and are mediated by trained student employees. Meetings explore a range of topics and are meant to create spaces to share experiences while abroad. Weekly meetings will be held 5:30-6:30 pm on Mondays in the Blue Room of Villa Natalia.
Tuesday, November 13th: Ethics Club Debate
The Ethics Society is a campus organization aimed at exploring the ethical dimension of controversial contemporary issues. This week's meeting will address the topic of “walls”, metaphorical and literal, and how we are actually and demographically incorporated and or compartmentalized into the city of Florence.
Wednesday, November 14th: Italian Language Exchange
Students will meet with locals for a language exchange to practice their Italian skills, learn about Italian culture, and improve their abilities to understand and learn from someone from another culture and in a foreign language. The first session will take place at the British Institute with college-aged local students and will involve a fun conversation class. Following on from this, other opportunities to meet up and get to know each other will be arranged, including ice-skating, olive harvesting, Thanksgiving Dinner, and culinary meetups.
Friday, November 16th: An Introduction to Coffee Culture in Italy
Why are Italians so famous for their love of coffee!? What’s with all the different blends you can order? What’s the real difference between instant and a REAL ESPRESSO!? Come learn about the origins of the world’s favorite pick-me-up, find out how to make the perfect espresso and cappuccino, check out how coffee is roasted and blended, and get a great a great cup of coffee! This event is 10 points and you can sign up here or in the OSL events section below. Please note this activity is reserved for students who have 10 program points or more remaining.
Friday, November 16th: Olive Harvest
Take part in an NYU Florence tradition and help harvest the campus olives! You will be spending the day in the olive grove with the gardeners, and having a traditional Tuscan barbecue lunch. Sign up for the next harvest on Saturday, November 10th and for the final one on Friday, November 16th!
Tuesday, November 20th: 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.
Friday, November 23rd: Street Art Tour
Take a special tour to see Florence, “off-the-beaten-path”, to discover the New Renaissance: the Florence Street Art that you see in the streets, on the walls and the many street signs all around the city center. Students will take a walking tour to learn more about and experience ‘the real Firenze’, the street food and the street art, meet the street artists and visiting their workshops, understanding what their art means and to see some of the best examples in the ‘Oltrarno’ area, the most authentic and bohemian part of Florence.
Saturday, November 24th: A Foodie Visit to the National White Truffle Exhibition in San Miniato
Taking place every November, the festival is a ‘sagra’ a scared festival dedicated to the local delicacy, the highly prized white truffle in the small and charming town of San Miniato. The festival is a unique opportunity to learn about why this delicacy is so special in Italian cuisine and culture. to taste traditional recipes and to take part in special events such as truffle hunting.
Monday, November 12th:
NYU Paris World Tour: the Cultures of Paris
Paris isn’t only the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Haussmann-style buildings, it is also a wonderful, diverse, and colored melting pot of cultures and communities!
For this years’ World Tour we challenge you to capture the diversity of Paris. Move off the touristic places and explore neighborhoods such as Chinatown (13th), Belleville, Couronnes (20th), Château-Rouge (18th) and so on.
Send your photograph, a title, and a short paragraph explaining the context of it to email@example.com before Wednesday, Nov 14th at noon.
The pictures and texts will be displayed (anonymously) in the 4th-floor lounge and the NYU Paris community will vote online.
First prize: dinner for two from a selected list of restaurants
Second and third prize: tea and pastries at the Grande Mosquée de Paris
Guided tours of Cité Universitaire: Monday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 14th
Discover the diversity and the secrets of the Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris with a professional tour guide!
Tuesday, November 13th: Discussion with Danika Jurisic and representatives of the NGO Serve the City
Serve the City will present their activities and collect donations. Danika Jurisic will share her personal experience with refugees.
Danika is a photographer and volunteer at Serve The City: Paris. She has been a refugee herself and knows about the firsthand experience of that. She also does a lot of independent volunteering helping refugees around Paris. Serve the City recently helped organize a refugee awareness film event, with Lost in Frenchlation, called Libre - about the refugee crises in France.
Read about Danika’s work (in French)
NYU Shanghai celebrates World Tour and Ally Week through a variety of programs including:
Monday, November 5th:#MeToo in China? Digital Activism Against Sexual Assault & Harassment in Higher Education
Friday, November 9th:
Film Screening: Seeing the Unheard: From Hearing Loss to Deaf Gain
Show Your True Glow: Storytelling, Spoken Word, & Music
Sunday, November 11th: NYU Tel Aviv and Israeli Scout Chapter
A joint event with upper level high-school scout leaders who work with children in immigrant communities in Tel Aviv. The event will be centered on discussions regarding topic of identity across cultures.
Friday, November 16th: Southern Israel Day Trip
Travel to Gedera, a town outside of Tel Aviv with a large population of Ethiopian immigrants and meet with community leaders to discuss their lives in Israel and learn more about their traditions and culture, as well as their immigrant story. We will share a meal of Ethiopian cuisine in the hopes of contextualizing what we learned and seeing how tradition transcends borders. We will also visit an unrecognized bedouin village and learn about their day-to-day life as well as overall social structure. Additionally, we will learn about the bedouin relationship with the Israeli government and the struggle for recognition.
"Humans of NYU Accra"
Througout the week the Global Equity Fellow and NYU Accra team will share quotes and articles on diversity, equity and inclusion as well as compile stories and personal narratives via Instagram.
Friday, November 16th
Celebrating Diversity Through Our Unique Culture
The NYU Accra community will celebrate diversity through a variety of performances and forms of artistic expression including a screening of short documentaries, poetry, dance, and a fashion show. To enrich the experience, students and staff from three Accra institutions will be invited to participate
Please check back for updated information.
NYU London: Understanding International Exchange Through London
Tuesday, November 13th: A Postal History of Great Britain
It is known as the "Bishop Mark", after Postmaster General Henry Bishop, and was designed to show the date on which a letter was received by the post and to ensure that the dispatch of letters would not be delayed. Deposit your postcard into one of the red pillar boxes around, and have it picked up and sent away by the Royal Mail.
Wednesday, November 14th: A Bit of British Flavour (Afternoon Tea in the British Isles)
We’ll be laying out an English Afternoon Tea assortment that features treats that originate from the British Isles--come by and grab a bite to eat!
Thursday, November 15th: My NYULondon
How has NYU London been for you so far? Write down your London experience in three words and post it on the board for everyone to see, or take a picture on our Polaroid, since a picture is worth a thousand words.
Saturday, November 17th: Around the World in 90 Days Tour around the British Museum
Pick up tickets to explore the British Museum's most famous treasures, as well as some lesser-known but fascinating objects, with expert guidance that will take you to the heart of the Museum's collection.
World Tour November 12th - 18th
Monday, November 12th: Film screening – L´Animale – Queer Film Festival Mezipatra
Join us for the well known Queer Film Festival Mezipatra which provides people living in the Czech Republic with a space for discovering the variety of sexual and gender identities. http://www.mezipatra.cz/program/program-po-dnech/7-2018/film/933-l-animale.html
Tuesday, November 13th: Vietnamese Food Cooking Class
Come and learn about the secrets of Vietnamese cooking with the Vietnamese chef Marcela Vuong.
Wednesday, November 14th: Debate Workshop
Want to learn to have a meaningful debate? Want to learn to make a public speech well? Come to the workshop held at the occasion of 29th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution followed by Q & A with the special guest: NYU professor Mr. Klvana.
Thursday, November 15th: Interfaith Dinner
Dinner with small group discussions about the personal experiences with religion in the lives of NYU Prague students and the local Czech community.
Saturday, November 17th: Velvet Revolution Celebration
Make posters, watch movies, and join us to celebrate the Velvet Revolution in the streets of Prague.
World Tour at NYU Sydney - November 12 - 17
Monday, November 12th: Guest Speaker: Isobel McGarity, Senior Human Rights Solicitor
Join us for a discussion around the misnomer of 'illegal' humans and the current state of human rights in Australia with Isobel McGarity. Isobel is a Senior Solicitor and policy member at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in Sydney (RACS). RACS is a community legal centre that specialises in immigration law and assists refugees and people seeking asylum. Lunch will provided for those who sign up
Tuesday, November 13th:
NYU Sydney Bake Sale
We are inviting students to bring baked goods to Science House to raise money for Hagar Australia. Hagar works towards keeping 'communities free and healed from the trauma of human trafficking, slavery, and abuse'. We will be selling these treats in the Science House lobby tomorrow for a gold coin donation so please bake and eat generously.
'You Can't Ask That asks groups of misunderstood, judged or marginalised Australians the awkward, inappropriate or uncomfortable questions you've always wanted to know the answers to, but always been too afraid to ask.' - ABC
Wednesday, November 14th: Breakfast at Four Brave Women
Join us for an Iranian-style breakfast at Sydney's Four Brave Women Cafe.
'Four Brave Women is an initiative of The Trading Circle that works to empower refugees to be able to operate and grow their own small business in an inclusive and well-supported environment. The aim is to give refugees a live experience of working in a commercial kitchen, serving customers and managing the day-to-day running of a small business in Australia. After a cycle of eight weeks, the goal is for them to gain enough capital and knowledge to branch out and establish a business of their own' - The Trading Circle
Thursday, November 15th: Afrobeat Dance with Mimi
Shake off those midterm blues with an Afrobeat dance class!
'This dynamic and vibrant class is sure to take you on a journey to West Africa and its rich and vibrant culture. This new style of dance that very few have been lucky enough to master on this side of the world emerged from local traditional West African dances and with time has evolved. Afrobeat has now taken on a life of its own with an exciting contemporary twist.
Friday, November 16th: Queerstories
'Join some of Sydney’s best storytellers for an evening of our city’s queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQIA community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community.... There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden' - Queerstories
Saturday, November 17th: LOVElines Creative Workshop
"Ever wanted to sketch that perfect portrait or discover some creative skills you never knew you had? Ready to make new friends? Now’s your chance! Release your inner creativity at LOVElines. ACON’ s LOVE Project invites you to share some creative and social time with our older LGBTIQ communities.
The LOVE Project supports the health and wellbeing of older LGBTIQ people and for the first time is bringing together LGBTIQ people of all ages, gender identities, backgrounds and cultures for a fun, social, activities-based gathering. LOVElines will be a safe, respectful space where acceptance, compassion, creativity and intergenerational conversations will be thoroughly encouraged." - Aids Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Tuesday, November 13th: Student Dialogue: Political Correctness Around the World
American political correctness is a hotly debated issue in the country that intrigues and confuses many people, especially those from countries who do not see this concept the same way. Our goal is to create a safe environment for students to have a discussion on what political correctness looks like in their home country.
Friday, November 16th: Human Library
After a fatal stabbing in Denmark, an organization started the Human Library in an effort to promote diversity and inclusion through the power of storytelling. In this program, students will act as books and attendees of the events will be able to “check out” the books and hear their stories.
Saturday, November 17th: International Movie Night
In order to promote an appreciation for foreign films, we are watching twomovies: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, and Instructions Not Included (French and Mexican, respectively). We will be providing popcorn and movie snacks and then discussing the films afterwards. This will be done in partnership with the Film Club.
Sunday, November 18th: International Trivia Night and Food Festival
As a wrap up of our week, we will be hosting an international food night and offering 7-8 different cuisines. We will be placing cue cards with questions revolving around food and culture to foster conversation. After eating, we will have a Kahoot! Trivia contest, using popular world culture. The winners will receive Potomac points for a Director’s Award. This is being organized in conjunction with the Students of Color Alliance and the International Students Group.