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


Free to Attend. RSVP REQUIRED

Cash Bar. Online menu https://www.covelounge.com/courses

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:


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

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Barnard-Columbia Alumni Reunion Jam May 31 – June 2, 2018

Barnard-Columbia Alumni Reunion Jam 2018

Open to Columbia University alumni from all schools, affiliates, and generations, The “Jam” was originally the reunion of Black and Latino men and women who attended Barnard College and Columbia College in the 1960s and 1970s, who became the “foundational classes” on whose shoulders subsequent generations of students of color stand.

Join the party this reunion weekend with old school jams played live by Columbia classmate James “Plunky” Branch and his band Plunky and Oneness

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Columbia’s 1968 student uprising, we also honor the foundational classes of color – recognizing Rachelle “Viki” Browne, The Honorable Walter Rivera, and Steven “Noah” Sims for their commitment, with in person tributes by Efraim Nieves, Esq., Ellen Holder Honeywell and Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States.

Jam 2018 is brought to you in collaboration:

Black Alumni Council of Columbia University

Columbia College Office of Alumni Affairs and Development

Ifill Events, LLC

Plunky and Oneness

Make a charitable contribution to the Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund for undergraduate education.

Recommended reunion activities:

Th., May 31 – Barnard Alumnae of Color Dinner

Fri., June 1 – The Jam | 8 pm | Proper West 54 W. 39th St.

Sat., June 2 – Panel: Remembering 1968 | 1 pm | CU Law School

Sat., June 2 – Alumni of Color Reception | 4 pm | Campus

More Reunion Weekend Info

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.

When the wind has teeth, 2015
Archival Pigment Print, 40 x 60 inches, courtesy of the artist


1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247




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

IRAAS Invitation 2017-11-14 - Web

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

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Dr. Christine Pinnock ’03 10/19/17 The Ripple.org Presents: How To Be An Ally To Black Women

The Ripple.org Presents: How To Be An Ally To Black Women


HOW TO BE AN ALLY is a panel series from The Ripple that uplifts and amplifies the different voices being left out of the current feminist discussion.

Please join us this month as we highlight the voices of Black Women!

Thu, October 19, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


Civic Hall, 118 W 22nd Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011

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Doors at 5pm. Event begins promptly at 5:30pm.

Event is open to all ages, genders and religions.

Event space is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Our incredible speakers this month are:

  • Gia-Rayne B. Harris is a writer, actress, singer, and director. She can be seen performing with the New York Neo Futurists ensemble on a regular basis. She is an alum of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Health and a concentration in Gender Studies. Passionate about feminism and the advocacy of people of color, she is working on creating her own production company to create art that will provide a voice to underrepresented groups.
  • Dr. Christine A. Pinnock is a writer, Black feminist anthropologist and garden photographer who recently earned her doctorate in Anthropology from The Graduate Center (CUNY). Her broader research interests involve immigration, sexuality, diasporic/transnational communities, Caribbean literature, and gendered
    labor. Currently Dr. Pinnock is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University. She teaches Gender, Sexuality and Labor in the Contemporary Caribbean and is also the consultant for IRAAS’ Thesis Writing Workshop. She is working on her manuscript, All Dis Way: Afro-Caribbean Women’s Narratives of Struggle with Immigration, Labor and Race in New York City, along with other writing projects. Dr. Pinnock is the owner of Building Future Legacies for Young Scholars, a college preparedness consulting firm, and is deeply committed to helping college-bound, undergraduate, and graduate scholars effectively navigate and succeed in higher education. She also provides professional development workshops for academic professionals and K-12 educators. Dr. Pinnock can be contacted at Christinepinnock@gmail.com.
  • Dominique McQueen is a Transgender U.S. Army Veteran turned model and philanthropist. While developing her own anti bullying campaign, Persist 4 Peace, she has worked closely with Someone Cares Inc, of Atlanta, serving as Project Manager. While continuing to pursue her entertainment career, she is also on the Veterans’ Affairs Mental Health Advisory Council and has recently become a Certified Peer Support Specialist for the DBSA.

Do you offer Financial Aid?

Yes! For those in need of financial assistance, The Ripple always offers a Financial Hardships Program. Please contact us at Finance@TheRipple.org for more information.

What is The Ripple?

The Ripple is an intersectional women’s collective founded by Dana Suchow and Rachel Cargle,

At The Ripple, we believe that empowered women are the key to America’s future. Women have been completely disenfranchised in our society, and while not all disenfranchisement is equal, it doesn’t make any single woman less valuable or worthy. Waves start from ripples, and The Ripple is about empowering women to make waves in their communities through meaningful and lasting conversations.


Please email Events@TheRipple.org if any questions.

Homecoming 2017 – Columbia University Black Alumni Council

Black Alumni Council Board

WHEN   October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm – 10pm

WHERE 48 Lounge 1221 6th Ave Ny, NY 10020

Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC) and Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), invite you to join alumni from all Columbia schools and generations for the 2017 Black Alumni Homecoming!
This festive evening held at 48 Lounge in midtown Manhattan, is an opportunity for the #BlackLion family to come together to celebrate our community, learn how to get involved, and have a great time with new and old Columbia friends.
The evening includes hors d’ouvres, premium open bar, music, and dancing.
Early Bird Tickets:
– Undergraduate Students: $30
– Alumni & Graduate Students: $60
– Non-Alumni Guests: $65
– Sponsor a Student: $60
After October 1st:
– Undergraduate Students: $60
– Alumni & Graduate Students: $70
– Non-Alumni Guests: $75
– Walk-In: $80
*Note: Due to Columbia’s alcohol policy, only those 21 and over may attend.
For information on BAC Homecoming sponsorship opportunities, contact Genna Farley (gf2371@columbia.edu) Assistant Director, Alumni Relations.
We look forward to seeing you.


Reception Photos for Dr. Vanessa Agard-Jones, IRAAS MA ’06

Reception for Dr. Vanessa Agard-Jones, IRAAS MA ’06
The Institute for Research in African American Students Alumni Council (IAC) and IRAAS
Reception in honor of VANESSA AGARD-JONES IRAAS MA, ’06; (PhD, NYU ’13)
joining the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.

Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Garden Room at Columbia University’s Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive New York, NY

Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University 

“Envisioning the academy as a site of critical engagement for social transformation. . .”

Share your alumni updates to Iraasalumnicouncil@gmail.com

IRAAS Alumni Please RSVP – Cocktail Party honoring IRAAS Alum joining CU Faculty 11/4/16

The IRAAS Alumni Council (IAC) and IRAAS
cordially invites you to a cocktail reception in honor of
IRAAS MA, ’06; (PhD, NYU ’13)
joining the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.

Friday, November 4, 2016
the Garden Room at Columbia University’s Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY
RSVP by Wednesday, November 2nd

For any questions please email IRAAS@columbia.edu or call 212-854-7080


Homecoming Black Alumni Council of Columbia University

2016 BAC Homecoming Reception

Saturday, October 22th, 2016 at 7:30pm ET

Save the date for the annual BAC Homecoming–the largest annual get-together of Columbia’s Black alumni from all schools and generations.

Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), the Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC), and alumni from all Columbia schools and generations for the 2016 Black Alumni Homecoming! This festive coming together of the Black Lion family will be an opportunity to network, have a great time, and connect with new and old Columbia friends. The evening includes a buffet dinner, three-hour premium open bar, music, and dancing. Bring business cards!

Price at the door:

$40 students

$80 all others

*Note: Due to Columbia’s alcohol policy, only those 21 and over may attend.

Register online

Columbia Homecoming
Saturday, October 22, 2016


11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Under the Big Tent
Enjoy a barbecue buffet lunch hosted by the Columbia College Alumni Association. Each ticket includes an all-you-can-eat lunch, soft drinks, and admittance to the Homecoming Carnival. Cash bar also available.

Homecoming Carnival
Bring your friends and family to participate in face-painting, balloon-making, magic, games, arts and crafts, a bounce house and more.

1:30 p.m.
Columbia vs. Dartmouth


Lunch and Homecoming Carnival Tickets

John Jay Associates: Email cc-steward@columbia.edu for one complimentary lunch ticket.

Game Tickets
Premium chairback seats: $25
Reserved bench seats: $15


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