Events of Interest


Posted on September 23rd, 2011 by Vina Tran
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Friday, September 23rd– Cis-Privilege/Trans Allyship Workshop
6-8pm, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th St
Learn how to be a more anti-oppressive trans ally! Let’s de-centre cis-privilege from our social justice movements! Hosted by SlutWalk NYC.  SlutWalk NYC recognizes that trans folks are disproportionately affected by sexual violence; the fight against rape culture includes the fight against cis-sexism, cis-supremacy and transphobia. This event is accessible, and queer and trans friendly. For more information please click here.

Friday, September 23rd– Amnesty International Dinner
7-9pm, Location TBD
If you are interested in Human Rights, enjoy dinner and a drink with other interested students, and learn about some of the great events we have planned for this year! Contact Evans Muzere at  evans.muzere@law.columbia.edu or Alexandra Grant at alexandra.grant@law.columbia.edu.

Tuesday, September 27th – Intro to Summer Fellowships, Including GSF and HRIP
12:10-1:10pm, Altschul Auditorium (SIPA)
Columbia Law School guarantees funding to students working in the public interest sector during their 1L and 2L summers. This mandatory session for 1Ls will cover the registration and eligibility requirements for the Guaranteed Summer Funding and Human Rights Internship Programs, both of which are administered by Social Justice Initiatives. In order to maintain eligibility for summer funding, 1L students MUST attend this session. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, September 28th– American Civil Liberties Union General Meeting
12:10-1:10pm, JG 107
Come to the ACLU’s first general meeting of the year! Eat some (non-pizza) lunch, hear about our plans for the year, and learn how you can get involved! Contact Sohan D. Manek, sdm2139@columbia.edu.

Friday September 30th – Deadline for EJW Public Defender Corps Applications
The deadline for this application has been extended from Friday, Sept. 16th to Friday, Sept. 30th. Students interested in applying for Equal Justice Works’ public defender training and mentoring program must apply online by 5pm today at the program website.

Saturday, October 1st– SlutWalk NYC Rally and March
Noon, Union Square
Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti had no idea he would spark an international wave of protests when he told students at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized.”  But his words tapped into a widespread sense of outrage at the way survivors of sexual assault are mistreated when they come forward with their stories. Be a part of this protest against sexual violence and victim blaming known as SlutWalk because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! NO ONE has the right to touch you without your consent. SlutWalk NYC is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture, victim-blaming and slut-shaming*, and working to end sexual and domestic violence. SlutWalk NYC’s working definition of slut-shaming: the derogatory, sexist language and policies that are used to shame self-identified women who are perceived as sexual. For more info: SlutWalkNYC.com or SlutWalkNYC@gmail.com

Sunday, October 2nd– Deadline for QuAM Art Exhibit
Queer and Queer-Allied Artists: Are you a queer or queer-friendly artist? If so, Queer Awareness Month invites you to submit your fabulous queer-friendly art for our month-long QuAM Art Exhibit! In accordance with our month’s theme, the art exhibit is entitled “Coloring Outside the Lines,” though please feel free to interpret that theme as broadly as you want. Art submissions need not be explicitly queer, just queer-friendly! We will be accepting any type of art you can think of — paintings, photography, poetry, performance art pieces — just bear in mind that for performances we will have to screen your act prior to the exhibit’s opening (10/3). The art exhibit will be held for the first half of October in the Diana Center gallery space and for the remaining half of October in the IRC. QuAM is accepting submissions until October 2nd at quam2011@gmail.com and can also accept submissions in person. Please e-mail the above address to set up a meeting time!

Monday, October 3rd– Reverberations: A Day of Conversations About Domestic Violence
8:30am-4pm, Daryl Roth Theatre, 103 East 15th Street
Hosted by The Maria Project: Arab-American Family Support Center presents:  Cultural Competency When Working with Immigrant Communities; Jewish Board of Family and Children Services presents: Domestic Violence through a Trauma Focused Lens; Violence Intervention Program, Inc. presents:  Adelante Mujer:  Domestic Violence from a Cultural Perspective; Center Against Domestic Violence presents: Teenage Violence: RAPP; Barrier Free Living presents:  Domestic Violence and Disabilities; Sanctuary for Families presents: The Best of Both Worlds: A Legal and Clinical Collaboration in Addressing Domestic Violence. RSVP by September 30, 2011. For all Reservations email info@themariaproject.com or call 212-726-2470.

Thursday, October 6th– Coming Out in the Developing World:  Overcoming Homophobia in Africa
6pm, The New School – 66 5th Avenue – Kellen Auditorium – Ground Floor
As the LGBT rights movement has grown in Africa, many governments have strengthened their laws condemning homosexuality. Certain African media, religious, and political figures have denounced homosexuality as a Western import. How do Western organizations engaging African LGBT issues fit into this perilous context? What are their major accomplishments and what kinds of obstacles do they encounter? How have they prevailed against hostility? What approaches hold the most potential for overcoming homophobia in Africa? Coming Out in the Developing World: Overcoming Homophobia in Africa will bring together panelists from prominent international organizations working on LGBT rights to explore this very important and pressing topic. Moderated by Travis Ferland, MA Candidate in International Affairs, The New School. This is the first event in the 2011-2012 Coming Out in the Developing World lecture and discussion series which is dedicated to exploring the various issues that arise for individuals coming out in developing countries. The series is coordinated by the Global Studies Program and aims to highlight the situation of LGBT individuals in developing nations by providing a forum for discussing issues related to identity, activism and coming out. Upcoming fall events will focus on the Defense of Marriage Act and binational relationships in the United States and the Palestinian lesbian and gay rights movement. Presented by Project Africa and Global Studies at The New School for Public Engagement

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