Deadline 6/21/18: IRAAS Alumni Council Phone Conference Dates

CalendarHello IRAAS Alumni Council,

We are writing in preparation for the IRAAS at 25th Anniversary Celebration that will kick off next academic year Fall 2018. The IRAAS Alumni Council would like to have a phone conference to discuss and plan IAC’s events for the incoming academic year. There will be a number of IRAAS hosted events related to the 25th. We want alumni to host at least 3 events. We are looking for people to help and participate in the events and also discuss the next direction for the council.
Here are the possible dates for phone conference in the next 2 weeks. Once we have confirmed a date and time we will send an email with the meetings agenda so we are all up to speed.
Possible Phone Conference Dates 
Monday, June 25 at 7:30 or 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30 or 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 or 8:00 pm
Friday, June 29 at 6:00pm
Monday, July  2 at 7:30 or 8:00pm
Thursday, July  6 at 7:30  or 8:00pm
Please vote by June 21, 2018 to vote for your preferred time  https://doodle.com/poll/fhmca5zaufhfz6v2
Looking forward to connecting very soon,
Zinga Fraser – IAC Co-Chair
Russell Malbrough – IAC Co-Chair
We collaborating on this function 6/22/18 The New York City Affinity Group Networking Reception http://cove2018-6-22.eventbrite.com

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6/22/18 The New York City Affinity Group Networking Reception

The New York City Affinity Group Networking Reception

Friday June 22, 2018 6PM

Cove Lounge, 325 Malcolm X Blvd, New York 10027

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Free to Attend. RSVP REQUIRED

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Happy Hour specials!

Join professionals from various industries to celebrate the start of summer and share opportunities for the future.

Special congratulations to the Class of 2018

Invited Guests:

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Venue images courtesy Apex Building Group President & COO- Robert Horsford Brown ’96 / Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Allison Janae Hamilton Pitch solo museum exhibition at MASS MoCA

Allison Janae Hamilton’s evocative work is influenced by the sights and sounds of the southern landscape. Her photographs, videos, sculptures, and installations feature environments familiar to the north Florida and Tennessee landscapes that are home to her family — boiling swamps and tall pines, vespid wasps and green anoles, wild horses, and white clapboard houses. Hamilton creates a sense of place that is both magical and menacing, with Spanish moss decorating the knotted trees, music filling the humid air, and alligators roaming the shallow waters.

But for Hamilton, this terrain and its inhabitants are not the stuff of fiction or gothic fantasy, but tangible matter of palpable consequence. The commanding, full-sized alligators that are a powerful symbol in her work draw both from the mythical ouroboros and from her experiences growing up in a family network of hunters. Sustainability and the future of this verdant, balmy environment — and the environment at large — are significant themes in her practice. (Hamilton works with friends and family to sustainably source the reptile carcasses.) Land is as important a character in Hamilton’s narratives as the family members who help populate and produce many of her performance-based works. A mix of personal realities and epic narratives, the artist’s rich vision of the rural landscape is a lens through which she explores the intersection of agricultural, environmental, and social histories that continue to inform the present.

At MASS MoCA — in her first solo museum exhibition — Hamilton will present an ensemble of old and new works, including a new installation that looks to the legacy of the turpentine industry. The exhibition’s title suggests not only the resin material of pine trees mined in the turpentine-making process, but also the myths and fables that take place in the pitch-black hours of the night, and an array of noises heard in the environment that inspires Hamilton, from the sounds of animals to those associated with labor and song.

Co-curated by Susan Cross and Larry Ossei-Mensah

A Members Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 5:30pm.

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Archival Pigment Print, 40 x 60 inches, courtesy of the artist

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247

413.662.2111

info@massmoca.org

http://massmoca.org/event/allison-janae-hamilton-pitch

Thank You for supporting our Toy Drive

IMG_0507Saturday December 2, 2017 at Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall in Harlem, NY, unwrapped toys, educational items, posters, blankets, diverse dolls and gifts were collected to support children and young adults up to 22 years old.

Executives in attendance hailed from Amazon Black Employee Network, Sirius XM Black Employee Network, HSBC Bank, State University of New York (SUNY) Suffolk County Community College, City University of New York (CUNY) Brooklyn College, New York City Department of Youth and Community Services, New York City Parks Department, Rustic Tavern, NFL Network, Goldman Sachs, General Electric, Citizens Financial Group, JP Morgan Chase, and many more organizations.

Tyler James, Director of Workforce Development at New York City Administration of Children Services coordinated the successful toy drive to support over 100 youth. Attendees shared “It is such an honor to support our youth and build new community ties at the same time.”

Columbia University graduates attended from Columbia Business School, Columbia College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Mailman School of Public Health.

The second annual event was held in conjunction with the 111th anniversary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. founded December 4, 1906 at Cornell University. Representatives from the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island were eager to support this worthwhile initiative.

The collaboration was hosted by

 

Toy Drive & Holiday Social with Amazon Black Employee Network – NYC 6PM at Solomon & Kuff

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 6PM

Institute for Research in African American Studies Alumni Council of Columbia University

invites you to Solomon & Kuff 2331 12th Ave, NYC @ 133rd St

Toy Drive assisting NYC Administration for Children Services

Bring your unwrapped toys, educational items, posters, blankets or diverse dolls supporting children and young adults up to 22 years old.

$ Cash Bar

 

  • Specials
  • $30 + tax & tip: per hour unlimited top shelf open bar
  • $15 + tax & tip: per hour unlimited appetizers

 

For dinner reservations contact 212.939.9443

Brought to you by

http://tinyurl.com/toydrive2017-iac

Columbia Law School Paul Robeson Conference February 24, 2017

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The Columbia Law School Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and Columbia Journal of Race and Law (CJRL) are proud to host the 23rd Annual Paul Robeson ’23 Conference, which will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Columbia Law School, located at 435 W. 116th St. New York, NY 10027.

Our theme for the 2017 Paul Robeson Conference is Reclaiming the Narrative. In our current legal, political, and social climate, people of color still struggle to dictate their narrative. We aim to highlight the work of legal practitioners, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and activists to pursue racial justice, uproot structural inequalities, and disrupt stereotypes about people of color.

Please RSVP to this free and exciting event at http://paulrobesonconference2017.eventbrite.com.

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Angela T. Rye, Esq. will give the keynote address during lunchtime. Rye is the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a CNN commentator and NPR political analyst, and former Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Khalil Cumberbatch will give the opening keynote address. Cumberbatch is a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, Manager of Trainings for JustLeadershipUSA, and a formerly incarcerated advocate for social justice movements.

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The Conference will also feature three panels throughout the day, including:

A Path Forward for Democracy and Voting Rights After 2016, featuring:

  • Myrna Pérez ’03, Deputy Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Stuart Naifeh ’04, Senior Counsel, Demos 
  • Joanna Cuevas Ingram, Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Building Wealth and Seeking Economic Justice, featuring:

  • Coss Marte, CEO/Founder, Coss Athletics
  • Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., CEO and Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
  • Ifeoma Ike, Esq., Deputy Executive Director, NYC Young Men’s Initiative, Office of Mayor Bill deBlasio
  • JoAnne Page, President and CEO, The Fortune Society
  • Khary Lazarre, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Revolutionary Art, Activism, and the Law, featuring:

  • Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director, Alliance of Families for Justice 
  • Ronald Hampton, Immediate Past Executive Director, National Black Police Association 
  • Britton Smith, Actor and Director, Broadway for Black Lives Matter

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Breakfast and lunch will be served, and a reception will follow the Conference.

Please RSVP to this free and exciting event at http://paulrobesonconference2017.eventbrite.com.

Full schedule is available here. Feel free to attend as much or as little as you can.

Questions? Please contact Shane Grannum ’18 at sag2230@columbia.edu.

Shane Grannum

J.D. Candidate | Columbia Law School ’18

A.B. Public Policy; Latin American/Caribbean Studies | Brown University ’15

sag2230@columbia.edu

2/23 – 2/25/17 Pratt Institute – Unity & Struggle Workshop with Tongo Eisen Martin

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Hosted as a part of Pratt Institute’s BlackLivesMatter Teach-In:

Led by Tongo Eisen Martin, the Unity and Struggle workshop will cover realities of late stage imperialism and organizing against it. We will especially focus on consciousness; how do people accept the illusion of a permanent empire or oppressor, what does that counterrevolutionary acceptance look like, and conversely, what is revolutionary consciousness (at least in practice). We will begin to answer for ourselves how do we relate to each other now, and how do we need to relate to each other to win liberation.

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/sPfx8VEx8xbhBIBV2

For a full list of workshops and events visit www.blacklivesmatterpratt.com

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3/11/17 Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African-Diaspora

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Sat, March 11, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Columbia University

1255 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) will host Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora, a one day seminar that reclaims and retells history in a manner that is both radical and necessary. From fine art photography made as a personal response to the legacy and locales of slavery, political oppression, and the inability to act, to well-known photojournalists documenting political and social upheavals, this seminar will examine not only the photographs, but also the conditions under which women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora make images. In-class content will include analysis of photographic work and projects, partial film screenings, review of related literature, conversations with guest artists, and a look at how contemporary image-makers are using social media. Participants will leave Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora with a certificate showing their achievement upon completing the seminar. Participants will also leave with a reference guide equipping them with tools to better understand how women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora document resilience, resistance, and creative survival.

This seminar was co-created and will be taught by Lesly Deschler-Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago. The fee for this one-day seminar is $150.00. Please register using the link above.

REGISTER ONLINE

by Columbia University Institute for Research in African American Studies

Save the Date: Men of Color Alliance Welcome Back, 09/14/2016

Alumni volunteers requested below:

Dear Friends of the Columbia Men of Color Alliance,

Thanks for your continued support of the Men of Color Alliance (MCA) and the work of Office of Multicultural Affairs. At the beginning of each semester, MCA hosts Wings and Things. This “Welcome Back” event is an opportunity for participants to learn more about MCA and gather to support one another and learn about resources on campus.

This year, the program is open to alums, faculty, staff and graduate students. It’s important that our incoming and returning undergraduate men of color meet the collective network that is here to support them. So, please join us on September 14, 2016 at 7:00p.m. in the Broadway Room in Lerner Hall.

To help organize the event and subsequent MCA involvement, I am asking alumni, faculty, staff and graduate students to RSVP for the event. Even if you’re unable to attend the event, please complete the form so that we can add you to the mailing list for further MCA involvement.

Please let me know if you have any questions about MCA or Wings and Things.

You may register for the event here.

Please feel free to share this Facebook event page with incoming and returning undergraduate men of color.

All the best,
Raphael
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Raphael T. Richard, Jr. | Assistant Director
Multicultural Affairs | Undergraduate Student Life
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Submission Deadline 9/12/16 IRAAS Newsletter

Greetings,
IRAAS is currently in the process of creating their Fall newsletter and is seeking IRAAS alumni updates.  Please send any news and/or  publication information you would like to share in our upcoming newsletter to Zoraida Lopez at zl2432@columbia.edu by Monday, September 12.
Thanks,
Zoraida


Special Projects Consultant and Grants Coordinator Columbia University
Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)
758 Schermerhorn Extension; MC 5512
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027