IPSA Panel Discussion: Market-Based Approaches to Climate Change

Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 11:00am-1:30pm
NYU Wagner Rice Conference Room, 295 Lafayette Street, 10012 New York NY

The mosaic of international and domestic trading schemes related to the carbon market illustrates the potential of market-based approaches to climate change. However, debate continues in the United States, Europe, and throughout the world about whether and to what extent the forces of the marketplace can be harnessed in the interest of environmental protection. A panel of experts will explore the development of environmental markets, and examine a number of market-based and economy-wide options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon taxes, cap and trade programs, voluntary carbon markets, and the use of renewable energy innovations. Following the discussion, there will be the opportunity to network and exchange ideas over a light lunch and coffee. Speakers: Chris Gadomski, Lead Nuclear Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Nathaniel Keohane, Vice President, Environmental Development Fund Tessa Lee, Research Associate, Carbon War Room Moderator: John Gershman

No cost/Free lunch, but make sure to RSVP at: http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/ipsa-04-14-2014

"Central Park Five" Screening and Discussion

6 pm to 9 pm. 
Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights (Sanctuary, 57 Orange Street between Hicks and Henry Streets). 

No charge. Please RSVP, click here. 

The Brooklyn Friends School Diversity and Service Learning Offices are developing programming to recognize the 25th anniversary of the wrongful arrests and incarceration of The Central Park Five, which is the subject of an important 2012 documentary film produced by BFS parents. On April 22nd, The Central Park Five anniversary will include an evening screening and discussion of the film, The Central Park Five, with Sarah Burns (BFS Parent, co-producer of the film and author of The Central ParkFive: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City’s Most Infamous Crimes.) Four members of The Five will participate.

*It’s Definitely A Connected to the Curriculum!

4RiiSE - Research. Resources. Retention. http://4riise.org/

Radical Archives
April 11-12, 2014
Cantor Film Center36 E 8th StNew YorkNY
Curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, the 2013-2014 A/P/A Institute at NYU Artists-in-Residence. A two-day conference organized around the notion of archiving as a radical practice, by which we mean: archives of radical politics and practices; archives that are radical in form or function; moments or contexts in which archiving in itself becomes a radical act; and considerations of how archives can be active in the present, as well as documents of the past and scripts for the future.The conference is organized around four threads of radical archival practice: Archive and Affect, or the embodied archive; Archiving Around Absence, or reading for the shadows; Archives and Ethics, or stealing from and for archives; and Archive as Constellation, or archive as method, medium, and interface.

Different Games Conference

Friday, April 11th (6pm-10pm) and Saturday, April 12 (9am-5pm)
Media and Games Network (MAGNET) 2 Metrotech Plaza, 8th floor Brooklyn NY

As game designers, academics, journalists and players operate in separate spheres, we see Different Games as an opportunity to share across and outside of professional boundaries. By presenting games, scholarship and hands-on workshops engaged with issues of diversity and inclusion we seek to build new connections and foster a unique dialogue between artistic, academic and commercial practice. We welcome folks from all corners of the games community invested in games as creative, critical tools and committed to seeing games reflect the complexity, depth and diversity of all involved.

For more info: http://www.differentgames.org/

Earth Day Street Fair

April 22: 12-5 at LaGuardia Pl. (between Kimmel and Bobst)

A day of festivities! Solar-powered music! Tasty food! Organizations from around NYU and NYC will be celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day on Laguardia Street between Kimmel and Bobst. Come join the party!

Questions? Contact Earth Matters at earth.club@nyu.edu

Day of Interfaith Youth Service

April 27, 12-4pm at the Harlem Success Community Garden, 118 W 134th St

Join Earth Matters, Yovel, WorldFaith.org, and students from across New York for an interfaith volunteering event at a community garden in Harlem! RSVP required: http://tinyurl.com/nyuvolunteer2014

Faith and the Earth: Spiritual Perspectives on Creation Care

April 28: 8-9:30pm in GCASL 369

Come join Earthmatters, Yovel, the Muslim Students Association and the Multifaith Advisory Council as we listen to representatives from five religions speak about their faiths’ connection to the environment.

Questions? Contact Earth Matters at earth.club@nyu.edu

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors : A GENTRIFICATION SEMINAR

Tuesday April 8th, 2013 at 7 p.m. Film Screening - My Brooklyn
Friday April 11th, 2013 ( 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Seminar
Kimmel 914

This half day conference seeks to bring professionals from across different disciplines to facilitate discussion around the topic of Gentrification. The day will commence with a panel discussion and then small break-out groups focused on how societal change impacts the individual, how boroughs in New York citing are affected, the role race plays in this process at the perspective of self-identified ‘Gentrifier’. The aim of the seminar is to educate and incite thought about the issues raised as this is a Social Work-oriented event, how service providers can better serve clients in their communities with the knowledge gained from this day.

DonorsChoose.org entry-level Operations openings

134 W. 37th St. New York

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you. Teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created classroom project requests on our site, and 1.3 million “citizen philanthropists” have channeled books, field trips, technology, and other resources to students from low-income communities. In all, we’ve generated $230 million for learning experiences designed by our country’s most dedicated public school teachers.

For more information: http://www.donorschoose.org/careers

Meals with Monroe

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Kimmel 806

Are you new to NYU and want to learn more about our commitment to diversity and social justice? Have you participated in past events sponsored by CMEP and have some helpful feedback? If so, you’re invited to join Monroe France, Assistant Vice President for Student Diversity at NYU and Director of CMEP, for a great lunch and even better conversation. The focus of the conversation will center on recent high-profile verdicts, stand your ground laws, and the treatment of the black body. Please RSVP via bit.ly/cmepevents.

Pitching Your Diverse Experiences: Interviews

Wednesday, April 9th, 12:30PM - 2:00PM, Kimmel 806 

Recruiters seek out individuals who can collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and who understand unique perspectives and differences. Learn ways you can market these key skills in your cover letter, business writing, and networking e-mails. Co-sponsored by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development. RSVP: bit.ly/cmepevents

Take A Break with CMEP

Friday, April 11th, 12:30PM - 2:00PM, Kimmel 806 

Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Sq S. Room 806
Rejuvenate, Relate and Release as you join us in NYUCMEP for our monthly Take-A-Break series. Meet new and old friends, play games, watch a movie, have a snack or get a massage, and learn more about NYUCMEP. Each break is different. All students are welcomed to attend.
RSVP to laurel.haynes@nyu.edu or epw249@nyu.edu

“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

a panel discussion with Reina GossettCeCe McDonald, & Dean Spade

Monday, April 21
7:30 pm

In 2011, CeCe McDonald was a fashion design student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College when while walking to a grocery store, she and her friends were attacked by a group of white people shouting racist and transphobic slurs. When CeCe fatally stabbed one of their attackers in self defense, she was arrested and eventually imprisoned for 19 months. As she awaited trial and experienced incarceration, the Transgender Youth Support Network in Minnesota created the Free CeCe campaign, inspiring an international community of activists to support CeCe and rally for her freedom. Throughout, CeCe updated community members with her evocative and thoughtful writing on police brutality, transphobia, homophobia, racism, and the power of love against systems of injustice.

Recently, CeCe joined prison abolition activists Reina Gossett and Dean Spade in a conversation about her own experiences surviving trauma and impossible situations, and the importance of collective organizing for people facing systems of violence. Videos from this conversation will be available here shortly.

On April 21, CeCe, Reina, and Dean will share additional excerpts from their discussion and continue the conversation, responding to questions from the audience and online. Join us to support CeCe and the continued push for an end to the prison system and the institutionalized structures of violence throughout our society which support it.

Reina Gossett lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and believes creativity & imagination are vital in movements for self determination. She is a trans activist & artist, working as membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and blogging at reinagossett.com. Reina’s work has been featured in BCRW’s The Scholar & Feminist Online, as well asCaptive Genders: Trans Embodiment & The Prison Industrial Complex. She is an activist fellow at BCRW.

CeCe McDonald is an activist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a creative and energetic person who, before her life was so unjustly interrupted, was studying fashion design at MCTC. She had a stable home where she lived with and helped support four other African American youth, her family. CeCe’s family describes her as a leader, a role model, and a loyal friend. She is known as a wise, out-spoken, and welcoming person, with a history of handling prejudice with amazing grace. She is currently working with actress Laverne Cox and director Jac Gares on a documentary about her experience.

Dean Spade is the founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of the Law, and an associate professor at Seattle University School of Law. He is currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School.

The Auditorium at The New School
66 West 12th Street

This event is part of the series No One is Disposable, which features conversations on trans activism and prison abolition with BCRW activist fellow Reina Gossett.

Co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Office of Social Justice Initiatives at The New School, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU.