Events Calendar

 

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‘Palante Siempre Palante’ Film Screening 6:00 pm
‘Palante Siempre Palante’ Film Screening
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm
Join the Institute For Transformative Mentoring’s monthly Social Justice film screening. Through interviews with the original founders, this documentary tells the story of the Young Lords organization, which rose out of the 1960’s struggle for economic and social justice for Puerto Ricans in the United States. The documentary highlights historical events that gave rise and prominence to the Young Lords as a voice for militant social action and change. The documentary also speaks to the conflicts within the organization that led to its eventual dismantling, but not before it had a profound impact on community empowerment issues, hence influencing the creation of organizations which were molded by the Young Lords movement. A conversation and refreshments will follow the screening. Presented[...]
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EPSM Speaker Series: John Clinton 1:00 pm
EPSM Speaker Series: John Clinton
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Leveraging We Are Still In network includes 40+ faculty and administrators from diverse disciplines at some 30 institutions. “Leveraging” builds on the momentum generated when U.S. federal authorities withdrew from the Paris climate accord, and in response hundreds of university presidents joined state/local government and business leaders to declare, “We Are Still In.” The Leveraging network underscores climate justice, conducts resource exchanges, and amplifies community-level approaches, while coordinating with complementary networks and government and nonprofit agencies. Professor John Clinton is leading the development of a national network of higher education/community partnerships addressing climate change. He was founding chair of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) Program, and is currently Visiting Associate Professor in EPSM. Professor Clinton’s talk will[...]
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Grounded Struggles: Land, Dispossession, and Freedom 1:00 pm
Grounded Struggles: Land, Dispossession, and Freedom
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Please join us for a series of films and discussions on grassroots struggles for land, dignity, the means of subsistence, and self-determination in Brazil, Morocco, Tunisia, Haiti and the U.S. In the face of (neo)colonial/(neo)imperial interventions, increased state repression and intensified capital expansion, these grounded struggles shed light on the mechanisms of dispossession as well as cartographies of resistance, solidarity, and transnational connections. By forging alternative modes of development that are not predicated on extraction, surplus, or disposability, these movements expand the horizons of how we might imagine and practice new forms of value and social relations to challenge the structures and logics of racial capitalism. Films: Landless Moroccans (Dir. Soraya El Kahlaoui, 2017) Couscous (Dir. Habib Ayeb, 2017) Strong[...]
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Poverty, Race & Child Welfare 9:00 am
Poverty, Race & Child Welfare
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Panelists: -Erin Cloud from Bronx Defenders -David Lansner from Lanser and Kubitschek -Michelle Burrell from Neighborhood Defenders Services Harlem -Phalizyah White from Parent Representative -Anequa Campbell from Brooklyn Defender Services Presented by The New School’s Center for New York City Affairs.
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Monitoring the Minimum Wage 9:00 am
Monitoring the Minimum Wage
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The minimum wage in New York City has been increasing, incrementally, from $8 per hour in 2014 to $15 per hour by December 31, 2018. Each increase presents opportunities and challenges for local businesses and for workers and jobseekers earning at or near the minimum wage. Join members of the local business community in a discussion about how they are adapting to the minimum wage increase, how those adaptations are impacting employees earning the minimum wage or just above, and what workforce development stakeholders can do to be responsive and proactive to these changes. Presenter: James Parrott – Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Center for NYC Affairs Moderator: Andrew Rasiej – Founder and CEO, Civic Hall Panelists: Adria Powell[...]
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Disrupt Climate Injustice: A Conversation with Jainey Bavishi and Michelle DePass 6:00 pm
Disrupt Climate Injustice: A Conversation with Jainey Bavishi and Michelle DePass
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
Join us as The New School kicks off a week-long, university-wide curriculum disruption, interrupting “business as usual” and turning our attention to climate change and its implications, particularly the unequal and devastating impacts on the most vulnerable and least responsible communities around the globe. Jainey Bavishi, Director of the NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, joins Michelle DePass, Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center and Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy to discuss the importance of climate action, how to create just solutions for climate change problems, and the role of government and civil society in achieving climate justice. Jainey K. Bavishi currently serves as the Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office[...]
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