Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute 6th Annual Conference “Education: Relying on what we know to drive change within the Mexican community”

Sat, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Lehman College – Music Building | Room 306
250 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468

The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute is proud to invite you to its 6th Annual Conference “Education: Relying on what we know to drive change within the Mexican community”

The conference is a one-day event composed of conferences, panels, and talks on relevant issues regarding collaborative and resilient education within the Mexican immigrant community in New York.

The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute is proud to invite you to its 6th Annual Conference. Education: Relying on what we know to drive change within the Mexican community. A one-day event composed of conferences, panels, and talks on relevant issues regarding collaborative and resilient education within the Mexican immigrant community in New York.

For this occasion, we have invited speakers and panelists to address topics such as: the use of positive psychology in order to improve academic performance, the importance of parent involvement in school programs, funds of Knowledge, and education equity as a strategy for community engagement and economic empowerment amongst other interesting topics.

Join us for this event that will take place in the Music Room of the Lehman College campus in New York City.

For more information, and to RSVP, visit the EventBrite page.

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I Am Hope: A One Woman Play by Mia Raye Smith

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 5:30 pm
McGinley Center Music Room
Rose Hill

Mia can be anybody she wants to be without a drink in her hand or a pill down her throat. Her soul is as old as Detroit’s Motown Records, yet as vibrant and ageless as Betty White. Mia was preparing to travel the world, until the world closed in and shrunk to the size of her studio apartment. Can she overcome her biggest fear that grandpa can’t help her shake?

Creative. Artistic. Visionary. Mia Raye Smith is a writer, performer, and actress as well as a proud graduate of the William Esper Studio. Mia’s most recent work includes the role of Lisa in the Web Series “Black Actress”. While enrolled in Matt Hovermen’s “Go-Solo” workshop, Mia wrote, developed, and performed her One Woman Show, “I Am Hope”, which was featured in the Emerging Artist Theatre Festival in October 2014. Her next performance will be at the United Solo Festival in the fall of 2015.

Info from and Broadway World.

 

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Disability Publics: Toward a History of Possible Futures

Thursday April 27th, 2017 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Tognino Hall, Duane Library, Rose Hill campus. Space is limited.

RSVP by April 25th at: 2017fordhamdisabilitylecture.eventbrite.com

Speakers: Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp, professors of Anthropology at NYU and founders of the Council for the Study of Disability, have been writing together on the intersection of reproduction, disability, and activism for more than 20 years. They are currently writing a book entitled Disability Worlds: Cripping the New Normal in 21st Century America.

The event will have ASL interpretation and will be wheelchair accessible.
Please contact us for any questions or accommodation requests at disabilitycluster@fordham.edu.

The Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability is organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and sponsored by the Office of the Provost at Fordham University.

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Strangers Drowning: A Lecture and Conversation on “Extreme Morality” with New Yorker staff writer Larissa MacFarquhar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Fordham University Rose Hill | Freeman Hall 103

Presented by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Communication and Media Studies

FREE and Open to the Public
Please RSVP at https://strangersdrowning.eventbrite.com

Charity may begin at home, but where should it end? Should we help the worst off, wherever they may be, or should we take care of our family and our own people first? Is need more vital than loyalty? How important are the ties of place and community? Should we help strangers even at the expense of people we love? Larissa MacFarquhar will consider these questions by telling the stories of people who live lives of extraordinary moral commitment—for whom these issues are not theoretical but acutely real.

Larissa MacFarquhar is the author of Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help, which came out in paperback last year. Since 1998 she has been a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, where her profile subjects have included Barack Obama, Noam Chomsky, Derek Parfit, and Hillary Mantel.

Read a Q&A about her work and find Strangers Drowning on Amazon.

Please join us for provocative discussion and light appetizers. For more information, please contact Maureen Fallon at mfallon12@fordham.edu

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Bronx Forum to Defend Our Communities

Tuesday, March 28, 2017| 7 p.m.
Campbell Hall Multipurpose Room
Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, the Bronx
441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458

The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP) and Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) invite you to join us in a conversation about the recent anti-immigration policies of the new presidential administration and its impact on immigrant communities of color.

This forum will bring together community members, activists, and advocates to discuss strategies to combat discriminatory legislation and practices in the U.S defending the rights of local NYC communities.

Please RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/239675263106525/
**Directions – @ Fordham Road MTA stop on the B/D/4 lines & @ Fordham stop on the Metro North (Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/ZEeRz4PYei52)**

There will be a light food and drink reception at the end of the event.

For more information please contact BAAHP at lbetty1@fordham.edu and The Department of African and African American Studies at (718) 817-3745.

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Affordability and Access: Challenges for the Healthcare Industry

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Room G-76 | Gabelli at Lincoln Center
140 W 62nd St, NY, NY

The event’s speaker, Karen Ignagni, is the president and CEO of EmblemHealth, and former president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Ms. Ignagni also directed the AFL-CIO’s Department of Employee Benefits. She was a Professional Staff Member on the US Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and worked at the US Department of Heath and Human Services.

RSVP to Dr. Falguni Sen, Director of the Global Healthcare Management Center at fsen@fordham.edu

Learn more about the Fordham Global Healthcare Management Center at ghimc.org.

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