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February 2019

Is Liberation Academic?

February 25 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

A roundtable of University faculty reflect on Gay Liberation – a movement whose story cannot be told without Stonewall – and consider to what extent liberation is an “academic” question, in both senses of the term. Among the issues to be explored: the contested legacies of Stonewall; NYU’s role, then and now; shifts and changes wrought by the last 50 years; and the promises and challenges of queer futures, in and beyond the academy. The panel brings together leading NYU…

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Speak Up, Speak Out: A Youth Summit on Policing in New York City

February 26
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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On February 26, 2019, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in conjunction with NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy & Research and the NYU Law Center on Race, Inequality & the Law, is hosting their first-ever youth summit at New York University Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. This gathering is an opportunity for young people ages 10-24 from across New York City to directly share their experiences with policing, identify problems in their communities, and recommend solutions to…

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A Legal Empowerment Approach to Addressing Justice Barriers in the U.S. Immigration System

February 26 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

This talk will explore an ongoing participatory evaluation project being carried out by the New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) in collaboration with NYU Law’s Global Justice Clinic and Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights. The collaboration assesses NSC initiatives aimed at building the power and agency of families as they move through the immigration process. NSC stands in solidarity with those facing detention and deportation, who they call “friends” rather than immigrants, and coordinates a network of volunteers who accompany friends to…

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The Black Aesthetic with Special Guests Sheril Antonio and Chyna Layne

February 27 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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Time: 6–8pm Location: Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914, New York, NY 10012 Participants: Sheril Antonio, Ifeona Fulani and Chyna Layne Black National Anthem & Session: Leah Jenea The culminating event looks at how today’s creatives use the Black aesthetic to explore and articulate the world through their lens. Frequently, those who contribute and develop the Black Aesthetic compliment social, political and cultural disruptions of hegemonic industries and ideologies—whether intentionally or not—the presentation of Black bodies, thoughts, ideas and creativity offers a perspective that…

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Urban Intersections: Black, Queer Lives in New York City

February 27 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Few calls to action have been as powerful in movement building as that of the Combahee River Collective in 1977. The collective, composed of Black feminists who identified as and with the working-class and lesbians, demanded an active commitment “to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression,” seeing as their “particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking.” Decades later, this intersectional politics helped buoy the…

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March 2019

Immigrant Rights as Human Rights: A Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

March 1 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Populist nationalism and racist xenophobia are on the rise worldwide, and immigration policies reflect these trends. Borders are sites of frequent and extreme violations of human rights. Where are the pressure points when working to protect, defend and promote the human rights of migrants today? What role is there for international human rights law and institutions in addressing abusive immigration practices in the United States? Join us for a conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur, Felipe González Morales, about contemporary topics in…

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The Legacy of a Movement: Stonewall to Now

March 4 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

As one moment in LGBTQ+ history, the riots at Stonewall Inn were a critical milestone that incited and advanced LGBTQ+ movements in the United States and beyond. This event will engage LGBTQ+ activists from across the generations in dialogue and narrative sharing about what the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has looked like over the past 50 years since Stonewall. Tickets are required for this free event. Limit 1 per person. Presented as part of the Skirball Talks series. GET YOUR TICKET NOW…

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Is Big Law a Meritocracy? Why Elite Jobs Still Go to Elite Students. . . And What To Do About It

March 5 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 4:30PM – 5:30PM Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall RSVP here Americans are taught that anyone can enter the professional elite if they work hard. Is that true of law firms? Professor Lauren Rivera, sociologist at Northwestern University and author of Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (2015), conducted an in-depth investigation of entry-level hiring in the nation's top law firms, investment banks, and management consulting firms. She found that at each stage of the hiring process, decisions…

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A Streak of Violet: LGBTQ+ History within New York University

March 11 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

With the Stonewall Riots on its doorstep 50 years ago, New York University was confronted before most universities and institutions with the question of how to respond to requests and demands for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights. Join this panel of current NYU administrators, retirees, alumni, and others as we relive the history of human rights struggles from these front lines. Gathering for the first time oral histories, items from University archives, student collections, and dramatic firsthand accounts presented live,…

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The Criminalization of Poverty

March 14 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
NYU Silver Center, 31 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Flyer for the Criminalization of Poverty Event with Logos of Co-Sponsors and portraits of speakers (Jennifer Jones Austin and Perter B. Edelman)

You are invited to participate in a revealing conversation about the criminalization of poverty in America with Professor Peter B. Edelman, faculty director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law. Moderated by Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and executive director of the FPWA, this discussion will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:00–7:30 pm at the NYU Silver Center for Arts and Sciences, Hemmerdinger Hall (100 Washington Sq. East, New York, NY). It is co-hosted by the NYU Strategies to…

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