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Events 2019-2020


  • August 29, Thursday (5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Fall Welcome Dinner for All – We will welcome new freshmen, and share everyone’s updates and good news from the summer. Upperclassmen will share tips for navigating Hunter during the first few weeks of the semester, and join freshmen for dinner. Room 417 West.
  • September 4, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) REQUIRED Lunch: Detroit Grove Service Corps Panel. Students will discuss the organizations they served, the impact they made, and ways to build on what they learned. Room 417 West.
  • September 5, Thursday (5:45p.m. – 7:15 p.m.) Considering & Applying to Policy School. Presentation by Kylene Planer, Admissions Officer at NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. This session is being offered in anticipation of the Idealist Grad School Fair on September 10 from 5:00 - 8:00. NYU Wagner presentation in Room 721 East.
  • September 18, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) NYC Council Committee on Hospitals. Agenda includes Oversight on the Cultural Competence in the Delivery of HealthCare Services, including a Resolution calling on New York State to require medical schools to train all students about "implicit bias." Meet INSIDE main entrance of City Hall (go through security before entering building) at 12:45, before heading as a group to the Committee Room.
  • September 28, Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) PASSPORT: NYC Books Through Bars, Orientation & Volunteer Session. NYC Books Through Bars is an all volunteer-run collective that sends free books to incarcerated people across the country. Meet at Freebird Books, 123 Columbia Street in Red Hook. The book shop is a 10 minute walk from the F & G trains at the Bergen Street subway station. Gather in the waiting area of the bookstore upstairs.
  • October 2, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) REQUIRED Lunch: Young Alumni Careers in Human Rights. Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 705 East. Box lunch will be provided in 712 East starting at 12:00 noon – please pick up and then find a comfortable place to sit in the 7th floor West lounge to eat your lunch. 
    • Nicolas A. Escobar (B.A. ’11), Policy Analyst at NYC Commission on Human Rights
    • Edward Friedman (B.A. ’18), Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator at NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
    • Mariya Parodi (B.A. ’10), Press Officer, Amnesty International USA
  • October 17, Thursday (6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.) Manhattan Community Board 4, Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Committee - Group Observation. Meet inside main lobby at 6:15 p.m. 475 W. 57th Street, 2nd Fl. Take the 1, 2, A, B, C, or D Train to Columbus Circle and walk to 10th Avenue.
  • October 23, Wednesday (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) Museum Visit: City of Workers, City of Struggle, exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.  Meet inside main lobby at 1:15 p.m. 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street. Take the 4 or 6 Train to the 103rd Street Station.
  • October 30, Wednesday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) PASSPORT: Foundation Program Officer Alex Simon-Fox (B.A. ’14) Room 602 A/B East.
  • November 1, Friday (Time TBD) Visit to Columbia School of International & Public Affairs - Admissions Discussion, Building Tour, Sit in on a class. 420 W 118th St #1410, New York, NY 10027 - POSTPONED DUE TO STAFFING CHANGES @ COLUMBIA
  • November 5, Tuesday (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting - Group Observation. The Brooklyn Borough Board is a charter-mandated committee comprised of the Borough President, who serves as Chairperson, the Council Members for each district in Brooklyn, and the chairpersons of Brooklyn’s 18 community boards. The Borough Board is empowered to initiate and review comprehensive or special purpose land use plans for Brooklyn, as well as mediate any disputes between community boards, and make policy recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. Meet 5:40 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room 1st Floor, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • November 6, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) REQUIRED for all UPPER CLASSMEN. Lunch with a Leader: Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Lunch will be served. President's Conference Room, 1700 East Building.
  • November 7, Thursday (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) PASSPORT: Breakfast wtih NYS Senator Andrew Gournardes (B.A. '06). Breakfast will be served. Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 705 East inside the library.
  • November 20, Wednesday (1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.) PASSPORT: NYC Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Neighborhood Strategies – Brooklyn Planning Unit. Meet at the Department of Housing Preservation & Development as a group in the LOBBY of 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038 in downtown Manhattan at 1:15. Please allow time for travel and to get through security. As a group, we will head upstairs to room 9X. Take R, W, 4, 5 or 6 Train to City Hall; J or Z to Chambers.
  • December 5, Thursday (5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ) Discussion of Trained Volunteer Opportunities: NHS Brooklyn, Medicare Rights Center, Community Counseling & Medication. Pizza will be served. Room 1720 West after POLSC 110 class ends.
  • January 29, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.) REQUIRED Lunch: Mississippi Grove Service Corps Panel. Students will discuss the organizations they served, the impact they made, and ways to build on what they learned. Roosevelt House Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 12:30 in the second floor classroom before the panel; no food in the auditorium.
  • January 30, Thursday (5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) Spring Term Kick-Off for All - Discussion of Campus Opportunities. Upperclassmen will share their own experiences with Generation Citizen, Model U.N., Sustainable Cities, Moot Court, Welfare Rights Initiative, NYPRIG, and other campus involvement that has been meaningful to them. Pizza will be served. Roosevelt House Room 204 after freshmen seminar ends.
  • February 5, Wednesday (1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Museum Visit: Namesakes - Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks. This photo exhibition pays tribute to the contributions and lives of notable African Americans from the 18th century to the 21st century, memorialized in parks and monuments that honor them. Meet at Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor at 1:30 p.m.
  • February 6, Thursday (6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.) Fortnight Dinner, co-sponsored by the Office of Hunter College Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships. Join us for dinner and presentations of research by fellow Roosevelt Scholars Heidi Andrianos (B.A., M.A. '20) and Anna Shvetsova (B.A. '21). Room 721 East (the conference room inside the Pre-Professional Suite). This event is capped at 15.
  • February 13, Thursday (All day program 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., you may attend only part of the event) Food Bank for NYC's Annual Conference on Hunger & Poverty - Group Visit. Workshop descriptions at the link. Meet at New York Marriott Marquis (Times Square) 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. This event is limited to 10.
  • February 24, Monday (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Manhattan Community Board 1: Environmental Protection Committee - Group Observation. Agenda includes South Battery Park City Resiliency (The Battery, Pier A, Wagner Park & Museum of Jewish Heritage). 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007. Be sure to leave adequate time to pass through security before meeting the group INSIDE THE BUILDING at 5:45 outside Room 2202A-North.
  • March 7, Saturday (12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) IGNITE NY Pizza and Politics. IGNITE trains young women across the United States to run for office. Learn about IGNITE and meet with elected officials. It is fine to stay for only the first hour. Meet at 11:45 a.m. at 419 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
  • March 11, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) REQUIRED LUNCH: Alumni Careers in Public Health. Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 705 East. Box lunch will be provided in 712 East starting at approximately 12:00 noon – please pick up and then find a comfortable place to sit in the 7th floor West lounge to eat your lunch. Please RSVP at THIS LINK for food headcount.
    • Chris Choi, Senior Associate, Financial & Operations Management at Northwell Health (Hunter B.A. '18)
    • Hager Shawkat, Program Manager at Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Inc. (Hunter B.A. '10, Hunter M.P.H. '13)
    • MD Taher, Research Coordinator at NYU School of Medicine (Hunter B.A. '11, NYU M.P.H. '14)
  • March 18, Wednesday (1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) City Council Stated Meeting - Group Observation. City Hall Park, Broadway and Murray Street Entrance, New York, NY 10007. Be sure to leave adequate time to pass through security before meeting the group INSIDE the main entrance of City Hall at 1:15. RSVP at THIS LINK.
  • March 26, Thursday (5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Roosevelt Scholars Leadership Council Town Hall, Inaugural Event: Should we eradicate private health insurance in favor a of a public option? This is a friendly forum for Roosevelt Scholars to consider this timely issue. Roosevelt House, Room 204. Please RSVP at THIS LINK for food headcount.
  • April 3, Friday (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; it is ok to attend only part of the event) Democracy At Your Fingertips: Your Voice, Your Vote, Make It Count! This symposium will examine access to the ballot box. Three themed panels will include: 2020 Census and Counting Communities of Color; Voter Suppression; and Tech & Democracy. The event will feature keynote speaker Nicole Austin-Hillery, Executive Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch; Myrna Perez, Director, Voting Rights & Elections, Brennan Center for Justice; Letitia James, NYS Attorney General, as closing speaker, and others. CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square West, Long Island City, NY 11101. Meet at 8:15 in front of the main building entrance before the opening keynote address.  RSVP at THIS LINK.


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