The Refugee Crisis: What Can the Global Community Do?
Hunter students are invited to join us for a special event with experts who will discuss the past, present, and future of the refugee crisis in Europe, and the impact of the current humanitarian issue on institutions like the European Union. They will also explore the political context within which xenophobia targeting migrants has emerged in several countries across Europe, and offer policy recommendations for EU members that can better accommodate the increasing number of refugees seeking shelter within its borders.
Lunch will be served.
Date: Monday, October 5
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St, New York
New York City Center Fall for Dance Festival
DanceTalk: All in the Street: The Social Life of Urban Dance
Dr. Nijah Cunningham (Hunter College) looks at urban dance and its cultural origins with leading choreographers Michelle Dorrance, Sonia Destri Lie, and Reggie "Regg Roc" Gray.
Exploring the social context from which tap, capoeira, hip-hop and FLEXN forms have emerged, Dr. Nijah Cunningham and some of today's leading choreographers look at the relationship between the purported origins of urban dance-i.e. the street, the dancehall, the favela, the yard, and similar spaces-and the stage. How do these different forms of urban dance reproduce these social spaces? In what way does urban dance demand that we reconsider the relationship between the performer and the audience or crowd? How might the multiple notions of movement-from bodily gestures to geographical relocation-tell different kinds of stories about the cities we inhabit?
Co-presented with the Hunter College Department of English
Free and open to the public.
Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Place: The Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio, 5th Floor, 130 West 56th Street
The Bedpan Confessionals
Tall Tales of Truth By Nurses, For Everyone: A Storytelling Series Since 2014.
The Bedpan Confessionals is a live storytelling series about what it means to be a nurse. In its second year, The Bedpan Confessionals will showcase a diverse group of nurse authors and their stereotype-busting, collaboratively edited tales about the work they do. Learn how much of their work goes beyond bedpans, and discover how even the simplest actions of nursing care lead to dynamic moments in the lives of patients and nurses alike. Sponsored by the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing's writing initiative, The Nurses Writing Project, this reading will feature diversity scholar Dr. Kenya Beard, nurse legal expert Edie Brous, patient advocate and policy guru Amy Berman, and a handful of talented up-and-coming nurse writers.
The event is free.
Date: Friday, October 9
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Place: The Organic Soul Cafe of the Sixth Street Community Center, 638 E 6th Street #4, East Village.