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Professor Greg Donaldson's Tuesday 'Times Talk'
Join the conversation and expand your knowledge of current affairs.
Tuesdays (February 4–May 13) | 1:40
–2:40 PM | Room L2.74 NB

Story Slam
Every one has a story. Share Yours at Story Slam.
Wednesdays (February 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 30, May 14)
–2:40 PM | Room 1.66 NB
Themes2/5 A Night to Remember | 2/19 I Did It For Love | 3/5 My Major, My Choice


First Year Student Showcase
DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
TIME: 1:30 PM–3:00 PM
LOCATION: NB Student Dining Hal

November Events

Prosecutors Gone Wild (and Hacktivists in Trouble)
with Northwestern University’s Professor Peter Ludlow A discussion about whistleblowing, disinformation, and our ethical duty to dissent from Ludlow’s most-emailed NY Times articles
Friday, October 31 | 1:30−2:30 PM | 630T 

Film Screening of Por Amor en el Caserio
followed by Q&A with creator Antonio Morales and cast
A story about love and survival in the drug trafficking world of a public housing community (RSVP to
Monday, November 11 | 6:30−8:15 PM | Check in 5 PM | Gerald W. Lynch Theatre 

Talk with Gail Collins of The New York Times: When Everything Changed 
An interactive
conversation on the transformation of women’s rights, followed by an open Q&A with Gail Collins, Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times
Tuesday, November 12 | 1:40−2:40 PM | L.63 NB

October Events

Be the Change – Get Informed!

What’s Killing You in Your Neighborhood – Is It Guns or Is It Food?
An Interactive Discussion with Janice Johnson Dias
Wednesday, October 16, 1:40-2:40PM
L2.85 NB

In recognition of World Food Day, Professor Janice Johnson Dias will discuss nutrition and food justice. Professor Johnson Dias will address what students can do to give back and where they can begin if they are interested in issues of food and social justice.

This event includes a food drive. Students are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item and will receive a healthy snack in return.

William Ramirez – Executive Director, ACLU-Puerto Rico
Tuesday, October 15, 1:40-2:40PM
L2.85 NB

William Ramirez has led many landmark civil rights cases and coordinated a campaign against the Puerto Rico Police Department for police brutality. His talk will partially focus on police brutality as well as the individual rights and liberties often denied to certain segments of the population.

Corporate Media Responsibility
Jonathan Beane, Executive Director of Multicultural Issues, Time Warner, Inc.
Monday, October 21, 1:40 – 2:40 PM
L.63 NB

Jonathan Beane will address the ways in which media corporations are responsible for the messages they broadcast, including issues of social-civic responsibility.

Hip Hop Culture Addresses Deportation and the Undocumented
Thursday, October 17, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Student Dining Hall, NB

Political Hip Hop trio Rebel Diaz, along with activist, John Jay alumna, and FYS faculty member, Claudia De la Cruz, will lead a workshop and performance on the plight of undocumented young people living under the threat of deportation. This event is part of Immigration and Deportation Initiative and is coordinated by Bettina Muenster, Coordinator of Research & Special Projects to President Travis.

Transgender Care
Wednesday, October 23, 1:40PM
9.64 NB

Panel discussion about issues related to transgender health care, well-being, and services to the community. Sponsored by the LGBT Taskforce, Counseling Department and Psychology Department.

Be the Change - Get Involved!

Act to Change - Info Session
Tuesday, October 15, 1:40-2:40PM
L2.74 NB

FYS/LC students interested in getting involved in service or exploring upcoming volunteer opportunities offered through the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning can attend an information session in the SASP Peer Mentor classroom. Opportunities include Treats for Troops, Stop Hunger Now, and the Habitat for Humanity Midnight Run, which involves the distribution of food and other essentials to homeless individuals in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. 

Treats for Troops
Every day through November 11

This initiative involves collecting monetary donations on campus as well as supplies for care packages for troops overseas. Students are encouraged to help out through tabling or donating goods. Sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning. Students can contact to volunteer.

“Do Something” Pledge Campaign
Monday, October 21, 1:30-3:00PM
Atrium, NB

Students can make their voices heard by pledging to take action in their community or on campus. A pledge wall will be reserved specifically for first year students, so students could be encouraged to make a pledge related to topics they are learning in class. Sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning.

Community Service Fair
Wednesday, October 23, 12:30-3:30PM
First Floor Landing, NB (in front of JJ Café)

Community partners will be tabling to let students know about volunteer opportunities with their organization and how to get involved in service outside of campus. Some sample opportunities include mentoring, tutoring, and involvement in various after-school programs. Sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning.

Stop Hunger Now
Monday, October 28, 1:30-3:00PM
East End Student Dining Hall, NB

John Jay students will assist in packaging 10,000 meals which will then be sent around the world to areas in need. Sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning.