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Thursday January 9, 2020 Jan 9, 2020
7:00pm Re-Imagining & Re-Defining The World We Deserve New Leaders Council
Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Le Prive, 626 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036
 
Featuring special guest speaker Maya Wiley
7:00pm Re-Imagining & Re-Defining The World We Deserve
Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Le Prive, 626 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036
 
Featuring special guest speaker Maya Wiley
Saturday January 11, 2020 Jan 11, 2020
12:00pm Strollers for Safe Streets Transportation Alternatives

At 12 noon on Saturday, January 11, we’re going to lower Manhattan to demand the City Council hold reckless drivers accountable, and we need all the support -- and strollers -- that we can get.

The Reckless Driver Accountability Act, introduced by Council Member Brad Lander, would finally put consequences in place for drivers who repeatedly flout the law. After a certain number of violations, they would be required to attend safety courses, have their cars impounded, or lose driving privileges.

There is support in the City Council for this legislation, but it has yet to come up for a vote. Please join us on January 11 to demand that this bill gets passed.

12:00pm Strollers for Safe Streets

At 12 noon on Saturday, January 11, we’re going to lower Manhattan to demand the City Council hold reckless drivers accountable, and we need all the support -- and strollers -- that we can get.

The Reckless Driver Accountability Act, introduced by Council Member Brad Lander, would finally put consequences in place for drivers who repeatedly flout the law. After a certain number of violations, they would be required to attend safety courses, have their cars impounded, or lose driving privileges.

There is support in the City Council for this legislation, but it has yet to come up for a vote. Please join us on January 11 to demand that this bill gets passed.

Monday January 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020
5:00pm Human Trafficking: It's Closer Than You Think Safe Horizon

Human Trafficking: It's Closer Than You Think - 2020 Awareness Event. 

Click the event link to the right for information.

5:00pm Human Trafficking: It's Closer Than You Think

Human Trafficking: It's Closer Than You Think - 2020 Awareness Event. 

Click the event link to the right for information.

Thursday January 16, 2020 Jan 16, 2020
8:30am The Taiwan Elections: What’s Next? Asia Society

Breakfast available from 8:00 a.m.
Discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.

Get the insights you need on key trends in Asia at this series of monthly breakfast briefings featuring business and policy insiders and thought leaders. Conversations moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

On January 11th, the people of Taiwan will head to the polls and decide whether or not they will re-elect President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), or her challenger, Mayor Han Kuo-yu of Kaohsiung , representing the Kuomintang (KMT). Since the DPP took power in 2016, relations with Beijing began to deteriorate from what had been improved relations under President Ma Ying-jeou of the KMT — namely in areas of finance and business. Meanwhile, U.S. relations with Taiwan have frequently served as an irritant to U.S.-China relations, and with the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute and recently announced U.S. arms sale to the Taiwan, there is increased possibility towards escalation and confrontation in the region.

Join us as we discuss the results of the elections, and what led to the outcome of the vote, and what this means for U.S.-Taiwan relations. How should Beijing’s reaction (or lack thereof) be interpreted for cross-strait relations?

8:30am The Taiwan Elections: What’s Next?

Breakfast available from 8:00 a.m.
Discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.

Get the insights you need on key trends in Asia at this series of monthly breakfast briefings featuring business and policy insiders and thought leaders. Conversations moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

On January 11th, the people of Taiwan will head to the polls and decide whether or not they will re-elect President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), or her challenger, Mayor Han Kuo-yu of Kaohsiung , representing the Kuomintang (KMT). Since the DPP took power in 2016, relations with Beijing began to deteriorate from what had been improved relations under President Ma Ying-jeou of the KMT — namely in areas of finance and business. Meanwhile, U.S. relations with Taiwan have frequently served as an irritant to U.S.-China relations, and with the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute and recently announced U.S. arms sale to the Taiwan, there is increased possibility towards escalation and confrontation in the region.

Join us as we discuss the results of the elections, and what led to the outcome of the vote, and what this means for U.S.-Taiwan relations. How should Beijing’s reaction (or lack thereof) be interpreted for cross-strait relations?

1:00pm TopSpin / Tournament of Champions Pong - Final Rounds Big Brothers Big Sisters

BBBS is proud to partner with TopSpin Charity as one of their five beneficiaries in 2019. This year Pong Enthusiasts can opt to attend TopSpin and/or ToC Pong.

Final Rounds will be held in the ToC Squash glass cube in Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall, on Thursday, January 16 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. A cocktail reception follows the Pong match finals, and high-level sponsors will receive tickets to the Squash game that evening. ToC Pong only teams are $3,000. Click here to purchase.

Spectators are also welcome to watch the action at the finals outside of the all-glass squash court in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall. The tournament will be part of the larger, week-long J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, the premier international Squash Championship.

1:00pm TopSpin / Tournament of Champions Pong - Final Rounds

BBBS is proud to partner with TopSpin Charity as one of their five beneficiaries in 2019. This year Pong Enthusiasts can opt to attend TopSpin and/or ToC Pong.

Final Rounds will be held in the ToC Squash glass cube in Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall, on Thursday, January 16 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. A cocktail reception follows the Pong match finals, and high-level sponsors will receive tickets to the Squash game that evening. ToC Pong only teams are $3,000. Click here to purchase.

Spectators are also welcome to watch the action at the finals outside of the all-glass squash court in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall. The tournament will be part of the larger, week-long J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, the premier international Squash Championship.

4:15pm Love Crickets, Save the Planet: Crickets in Concert! Children's Museum of the Arts

Artists Jude Tallichet and Adam Chad Brody‘s site-specific installation at CMA, Love Crickets, Save the Planet showcases functioning cricket farms, original animations that explore cooking with crickets, and kinesthetic cricket dancing with larger-than-life cricket projections.

Crickets create their chirping sounds by scraping their textured limbs together, much like an instrument. Join artists Tallichet, Brody and their crickets for an afternoon of interaction, live music, and chirps at CMA!

4:15pm Love Crickets, Save the Planet: Crickets in Concert!

Artists Jude Tallichet and Adam Chad Brody‘s site-specific installation at CMA, Love Crickets, Save the Planet showcases functioning cricket farms, original animations that explore cooking with crickets, and kinesthetic cricket dancing with larger-than-life cricket projections.

Crickets create their chirping sounds by scraping their textured limbs together, much like an instrument. Join artists Tallichet, Brody and their crickets for an afternoon of interaction, live music, and chirps at CMA!

6:00pm Outsider Art Fair: Vernissage Reception Children's Museum of the Arts

In the years immediately following the Great Depression, Americans of all ages participated in the Federal Art Project, an initiative affiliated with the Works Progress Administration that offered free arts education to the public. Now, 12 works created by children at community art centers in New York City in the 1930s as part of that program are going on view at the Outsider Art Fair in New York, which opens January 16.

The paintings that will be featured in the fair come from the Kuniyoshi Collection, which currently belongs to the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York. The 19 pieces that make up the collection were gifted to the institution in the early 1990s by Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, the widow of the photographer, painter, printmaker, and educator Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Though it’s unknown whether Yasuo Kuniyoshi taught the artists who made the works headed to the Outsider Art Fair, he worked as a teacher at the New School for Social Research and the Art Students League of New York during the 1930s.

6:00pm Outsider Art Fair: Vernissage Reception

In the years immediately following the Great Depression, Americans of all ages participated in the Federal Art Project, an initiative affiliated with the Works Progress Administration that offered free arts education to the public. Now, 12 works created by children at community art centers in New York City in the 1930s as part of that program are going on view at the Outsider Art Fair in New York, which opens January 16.

The paintings that will be featured in the fair come from the Kuniyoshi Collection, which currently belongs to the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York. The 19 pieces that make up the collection were gifted to the institution in the early 1990s by Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, the widow of the photographer, painter, printmaker, and educator Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Though it’s unknown whether Yasuo Kuniyoshi taught the artists who made the works headed to the Outsider Art Fair, he worked as a teacher at the New School for Social Research and the Art Students League of New York during the 1930s.

6:00pm Riseout Action Team Monthly Meeting LGBT Center

Accurate data about hate crimes gives us a path to end violence and create positive change for the LGBTQ community. Join us at our January meeting to participate in text banking as we encourage lawmakers in New York State to pass legislation that fully tracks how hate crimes, and the criminal penalties related to them, impact our community. You can help us reach out to thousands of community members and all you’ll need to bring is a smartphone!

About:
The RiseOut Action Team is a volunteer group designed to equip the next generation of leaders with the tools and resources they need to be strong advocates for LGBTQ New Yorkers. RiseOut Action Team members build advocacy skills through training and help plan advocacy campaigns that advance LGBTQ-affirming policies, while connecting with other advocates in our community. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided.

6:00pm Riseout Action Team Monthly Meeting

Accurate data about hate crimes gives us a path to end violence and create positive change for the LGBTQ community. Join us at our January meeting to participate in text banking as we encourage lawmakers in New York State to pass legislation that fully tracks how hate crimes, and the criminal penalties related to them, impact our community. You can help us reach out to thousands of community members and all you’ll need to bring is a smartphone!

About:
The RiseOut Action Team is a volunteer group designed to equip the next generation of leaders with the tools and resources they need to be strong advocates for LGBTQ New Yorkers. RiseOut Action Team members build advocacy skills through training and help plan advocacy campaigns that advance LGBTQ-affirming policies, while connecting with other advocates in our community. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided.

6:30pm Opening Reception for Rafael Domenech and In Practice SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Rafael Domenech: Model to exhaust this place (SculptureCenter Pavilion) and In Practice: Total Disbelief. Join us to celebrate the opening of both exhibitions on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30–8:30pm.

For his new commission at SculptureCenter, Rafael Domenech creates a large-scale modular installation in the ground floor gallery. Responding to the conditions of the exhibition space as a former trolley repair shop, Domenech uses the building’s existing structure, in particular the tracks of an industrial gantry system, as a machine to produce and facilitate the work. Working with materials typically destined for construction sites, the work engages with the urban vernacular of the rapidly growing neighborhood of Long Island City. Depending on the time and purpose of encounter with Domenech’s exhibition, the installation functions simultaneously at multiple levels: as a sculpture, a decentered architectural model, a pavilion, and a venue for public programs and gatherings.

In Practice: Total Disbelief considers artistic engagements with dimensions of doubt as they contribute to the formation of social life. Across media, the works in the exhibition engage formal tools that uphold belief and produce what we consider to be true – narrative and cinematic tropes, photographic technologies, empiricism, and others – and use them to make any number of other truth claims. While characterized on one hand by the clean slate of a baseline lack of faith, an active engagement with disbelief also means taking stock of astonishment, navigating defense mechanisms, and pitting skepticism against a real desire to be convinced and to know. In Practice: Total Disbelief posits that artworks are the products and by-products of these dynamics, appearing as objects, images, and activities that sustain uncertainty.

The exhibition features newly commissioned works by: Qais Assali, Andrew Cannon, Jesse Chun, Hadi Fallahpisheh, Emilie Louise Gossiaux, Ficus Interfaith, Laurie Kang, Devin Kenny and Andrea Solstad, K.R.M. Mooney, sidony o’neal, Mariana Silva, Jordan Strafer, and Andrew Norman Wilson.

6:30pm Opening Reception for Rafael Domenech and In Practice

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Rafael Domenech: Model to exhaust this place (SculptureCenter Pavilion) and In Practice: Total Disbelief. Join us to celebrate the opening of both exhibitions on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30–8:30pm.

For his new commission at SculptureCenter, Rafael Domenech creates a large-scale modular installation in the ground floor gallery. Responding to the conditions of the exhibition space as a former trolley repair shop, Domenech uses the building’s existing structure, in particular the tracks of an industrial gantry system, as a machine to produce and facilitate the work. Working with materials typically destined for construction sites, the work engages with the urban vernacular of the rapidly growing neighborhood of Long Island City. Depending on the time and purpose of encounter with Domenech’s exhibition, the installation functions simultaneously at multiple levels: as a sculpture, a decentered architectural model, a pavilion, and a venue for public programs and gatherings.

In Practice: Total Disbelief considers artistic engagements with dimensions of doubt as they contribute to the formation of social life. Across media, the works in the exhibition engage formal tools that uphold belief and produce what we consider to be true – narrative and cinematic tropes, photographic technologies, empiricism, and others – and use them to make any number of other truth claims. While characterized on one hand by the clean slate of a baseline lack of faith, an active engagement with disbelief also means taking stock of astonishment, navigating defense mechanisms, and pitting skepticism against a real desire to be convinced and to know. In Practice: Total Disbelief posits that artworks are the products and by-products of these dynamics, appearing as objects, images, and activities that sustain uncertainty.

The exhibition features newly commissioned works by: Qais Assali, Andrew Cannon, Jesse Chun, Hadi Fallahpisheh, Emilie Louise Gossiaux, Ficus Interfaith, Laurie Kang, Devin Kenny and Andrea Solstad, K.R.M. Mooney, sidony o’neal, Mariana Silva, Jordan Strafer, and Andrew Norman Wilson.

Saturday January 18, 2020 Jan 18, 2020
11:00am Knit 2 Unwind NAMI-NYC

Knitters have known the calming benefits of their craft since knitting began. This group combines knitting lessons, emotional support, and self-care. Experienced knitters can bring their works in progress. Supplies will be provided for new knitters. No experience necessary. 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 11am to 12:30pm, at the NAMI-NYC Metro office.

11:00am Knit 2 Unwind

Knitters have known the calming benefits of their craft since knitting began. This group combines knitting lessons, emotional support, and self-care. Experienced knitters can bring their works in progress. Supplies will be provided for new knitters. No experience necessary. 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 11am to 12:30pm, at the NAMI-NYC Metro office.

11:00am Women's March 2020 Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

JOIN US as women everywhere blanket the city in unison. On January 18th at 10AM, RISE with us as we rally at Foley Square and then march to Times Square to meet our sister marches as we ROAR. No matter where you are, we are laser-focused and aligned on issues such as Reproductive Rights, LGBTQIA+ Equality, Immigrant Rights, Disability Rights, Economic and Civil Rights, Environmental Justice and more. We will flood the streets and the internet to raise our voices in unison. We must build momentum now. We must vote in November.

Stay WOKE with our daily stories, highlights and challenges:
Instagram: @womensmarchnyc
Twitter: @womensmarchnyc
Site: womensmarchnyc.org

The Women's March is a grassroots volunteer-led organization raising money for security, stage, and equipment. We partnered with iFundWomen because they believe in the power of capital, coaching, and connections to drive economic opportunities for women-owned businesses. March with us today. Please make a contribution to our campaign. https://ifundwomen.com/projects/Womens-March-NYC-2020

We got sh*t to do. So let’s do it. See you in January NYC!

11:00am Women's March 2020

JOIN US as women everywhere blanket the city in unison. On January 18th at 10AM, RISE with us as we rally at Foley Square and then march to Times Square to meet our sister marches as we ROAR. No matter where you are, we are laser-focused and aligned on issues such as Reproductive Rights, LGBTQIA+ Equality, Immigrant Rights, Disability Rights, Economic and Civil Rights, Environmental Justice and more. We will flood the streets and the internet to raise our voices in unison. We must build momentum now. We must vote in November.

Stay WOKE with our daily stories, highlights and challenges:
Instagram: @womensmarchnyc
Twitter: @womensmarchnyc
Site: womensmarchnyc.org

The Women's March is a grassroots volunteer-led organization raising money for security, stage, and equipment. We partnered with iFundWomen because they believe in the power of capital, coaching, and connections to drive economic opportunities for women-owned businesses. March with us today. Please make a contribution to our campaign. https://ifundwomen.com/projects/Womens-March-NYC-2020

We got sh*t to do. So let’s do it. See you in January NYC!

Monday January 20, 2020 Jan 20, 2020
11:00am Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Museum of the City of New York

Come honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and learn about his work as a civil rights leader, an advocate for the poor and working-class, and his anti-war activism. Join us for storytime, art-making, and a museum scavenger hunt in the exhibition Activist New York to explore King’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Storytime will begin at 11:15am and will be followed by an art-making activity.

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Come honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and learn about his work as a civil rights leader, an advocate for the poor and working-class, and his anti-war activism. Join us for storytime, art-making, and a museum scavenger hunt in the exhibition Activist New York to explore King’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Storytime will begin at 11:15am and will be followed by an art-making activity.

Registration suggested, but not required.

Tuesday January 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020
3:00pm Live Course: The ROI of Investing in Diversity American Institute of Architects

Come learn about how one company implemented recommendations found in AIA's Guides to Equitable Practice.

Last year, HKS hired their first director of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Find out how this role has changed their firm culture and created an environment that inspires limitless thinking and lasting effort. Dan Noble, FAIA President & CEO, joins Yiselle Santos, Assoc. AIA, Director of HKS’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program to share how they implemented AIA’s Guides to Equitable Practice to improve firm culture, raise employee satisfaction, and bring their successes and creative energy to the clients and communities they design for.

Workplace culture affects every aspect of a firm, and it is vital for firm leaders and employees to both understand and become aware of current cultural patterns driving perception and behavior in the workplace. There is no single ideal workplace culture; the place, people, and goals of every firm are different. AIA’s Guide to Equitable Practice provide key insights to help individuals, firms, and other organizations build equity, diversity, and inclusion in architecture.  

3:00pm Live Course: The ROI of Investing in Diversity

Come learn about how one company implemented recommendations found in AIA's Guides to Equitable Practice.

Last year, HKS hired their first director of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Find out how this role has changed their firm culture and created an environment that inspires limitless thinking and lasting effort. Dan Noble, FAIA President & CEO, joins Yiselle Santos, Assoc. AIA, Director of HKS’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program to share how they implemented AIA’s Guides to Equitable Practice to improve firm culture, raise employee satisfaction, and bring their successes and creative energy to the clients and communities they design for.

Workplace culture affects every aspect of a firm, and it is vital for firm leaders and employees to both understand and become aware of current cultural patterns driving perception and behavior in the workplace. There is no single ideal workplace culture; the place, people, and goals of every firm are different. AIA’s Guide to Equitable Practice provide key insights to help individuals, firms, and other organizations build equity, diversity, and inclusion in architecture.  

Wednesday January 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020
10:00am Collecting New York's Stories Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious Museum of the City of New York

Collecting New York's Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious features highlights drawn from the hundreds of additions to the Museum’s permanent collection over the past three years, running the gamut from the colonial era to the recent past. A gallery of historic and contemporary photographs, currently open, showcases works by both well-known and emerging artists, including Janette Beckman, Bruce Davidson, Helen Levitt, Ruddy Roye, Richard Sandler, Gail Thacker, James Van Der Zee, Harvey Wang, and many others. A companion gallery, opening January 22, 2020, presents original drawings by long-time New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg alongside gifts of garments, posters, decorative arts objects, and many other artifacts speaking to the everyday life of the city. Together, these beautiful, eclectic, and poignant images and objects illuminate the compelling and layered identity of New York and its stories.

10:00am Collecting New York's Stories Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious

Collecting New York's Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious features highlights drawn from the hundreds of additions to the Museum’s permanent collection over the past three years, running the gamut from the colonial era to the recent past. A gallery of historic and contemporary photographs, currently open, showcases works by both well-known and emerging artists, including Janette Beckman, Bruce Davidson, Helen Levitt, Ruddy Roye, Richard Sandler, Gail Thacker, James Van Der Zee, Harvey Wang, and many others. A companion gallery, opening January 22, 2020, presents original drawings by long-time New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg alongside gifts of garments, posters, decorative arts objects, and many other artifacts speaking to the everyday life of the city. Together, these beautiful, eclectic, and poignant images and objects illuminate the compelling and layered identity of New York and its stories.

6:30pm President’s Forum: Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari Asia Society

Join us for one of Asia Society’s longest-standing traditions — the President’s Forum series — with Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, President, and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors, and author of Trailblazer: From the Mountains of Kashmir to the Summit of Global Business and Beyond. He has been President of the company since 1985, and Chairman and CEO since 1988. He is the Founder of the Kashmir Study Group, formed to develop ideas and initiate a process to bring peace and a resolution to the Kashmir conflict. Most recently, he was tapped to join the congressionally mandated U.S. Institute of Peace’s (USIP) bipartisan Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, co-chaired by Governor Thomas Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, who had formerly led the 9/11 Commission.

Mr. Kathwari served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, chairman emeritus of Refugees International, advisory member of the New York Stock Exchange, co-chairman of the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, member of USIP’s International Advisory Council, among others. He has received many awards and recognition including the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Furniture Hall of Fame, Outstanding American by Choice, and was listed by Worth magazine as one of the 50 Best CEOs in the U.S.

6:30pm President’s Forum: Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari

Join us for one of Asia Society’s longest-standing traditions — the President’s Forum series — with Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, President, and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors, and author of Trailblazer: From the Mountains of Kashmir to the Summit of Global Business and Beyond. He has been President of the company since 1985, and Chairman and CEO since 1988. He is the Founder of the Kashmir Study Group, formed to develop ideas and initiate a process to bring peace and a resolution to the Kashmir conflict. Most recently, he was tapped to join the congressionally mandated U.S. Institute of Peace’s (USIP) bipartisan Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, co-chaired by Governor Thomas Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, who had formerly led the 9/11 Commission.

Mr. Kathwari served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, chairman emeritus of Refugees International, advisory member of the New York Stock Exchange, co-chairman of the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, member of USIP’s International Advisory Council, among others. He has received many awards and recognition including the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Furniture Hall of Fame, Outstanding American by Choice, and was listed by Worth magazine as one of the 50 Best CEOs in the U.S.

Thursday January 23, 2020 Jan 23, 2020
9:00am Job Search, Networking and Interviewing New York City Bar Association

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Program Fee:
$5 Student Member | $15 Members | $30 Non-Members

Description:
The beginning of the year is the best time to find a new job.  
This interactive workshop will provide guidance on networking and interviewing, and will discuss ways to take the fear out of these essential elements of the job search process.   

Speakers: 
Carol Kanarek, JD LMSW, Career Management for Lawyers
Linda E. Laufer, Career Counselor - Coach, Laufer Career Strategies

Sponsored by:
Career Advancement and Management, Laura A. Torchio, Chair

9:00am Job Search, Networking and Interviewing

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Program Fee:
$5 Student Member | $15 Members | $30 Non-Members

Description:
The beginning of the year is the best time to find a new job.  
This interactive workshop will provide guidance on networking and interviewing, and will discuss ways to take the fear out of these essential elements of the job search process.   

Speakers: 
Carol Kanarek, JD LMSW, Career Management for Lawyers
Linda E. Laufer, Career Counselor - Coach, Laufer Career Strategies

Sponsored by:
Career Advancement and Management, Laura A. Torchio, Chair

6:30pm M Train: Live Podcast Recording BRIC

This live podcast recording event kicks off BRIC Radio's new podcast M Train, a six-part audio series that explores different facets of Muslim life, culture, and diversity in New York City. Each episode will feature two short audio documentaries woven into an in-studio panel discussion between members of the Muslim community, co-produced and hosted by journalist and podcaster Ahmed Ali Akbar. This special live episode will feature Shahana Hanif, Sadaf Jaffer, and Charles Fall.

M Train is is co-produced by BRIC TV's Shirin Barghi and is a mini-series of the podcast See Something Say Something.

This event is co-produced by the Brooklyn Podcast Festival.

6:30pm M Train: Live Podcast Recording

This live podcast recording event kicks off BRIC Radio's new podcast M Train, a six-part audio series that explores different facets of Muslim life, culture, and diversity in New York City. Each episode will feature two short audio documentaries woven into an in-studio panel discussion between members of the Muslim community, co-produced and hosted by journalist and podcaster Ahmed Ali Akbar. This special live episode will feature Shahana Hanif, Sadaf Jaffer, and Charles Fall.

M Train is is co-produced by BRIC TV's Shirin Barghi and is a mini-series of the podcast See Something Say Something.

This event is co-produced by the Brooklyn Podcast Festival.

7:00pm Jon Wiederhorn: Raising Hell Strand Books

In his song “You Can’t Kill Rock and Roll” Ozzy Osbourne sings, “Rock and roll is my religion and my law.” This is the mantra of the metal legends who populate Raising Hell—artists from Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slipknot, Slayer, and Lamb of God to Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Disturbed, Megadeth, and many more! It’s also the guiding principle for underground voices like Misery Index, Gorgoroth, Municipal Waste, and Throwdown.

Through the decades, the metal scene has been populated by colorful individuals who have thwarted convention and lived by their own rules. For many, vice has been virtue, and the opportunity to record albums and tour has been an invitation to push boundaries and blow the lid off a Pandora’s box of riotous experiences: thievery, vandalism, hedonism, the occult, stage mishaps, mosh pit atrocities, and general insanity.

To the figures in this book, metal is a means of banding together to stick a big middle finger to a society that had already decided they didn’t belong. Whether they were oddballs who didn’t fit in or angry kids from troubled backgrounds, metal gave them a sense of identity.

Drawing from 150-plus first-hand interviews with vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and drummers, music journalist Jon Wiederhorn offers this collection of wild shenanigans from metal’s heaviest and most iconic acts—the parties, the tours, the mosh pits, the rage, the joy, the sex, the drugs . . . the heavy metal life!

Join Jon, along with Kenny Hickey of Type O Negative, Danzig, Seventh Void and Silvertomb, and Testament's Alex Skolnick, as they dive into the stories of metal's wildest nights. Horns up!

Jon Wiederhorn is the author of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal (with Katherine Turman) and the co-author of My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory (with Roger Miret), Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen (with Al Jourgensen) and I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax (with Scott Ian). He has written for Rolling Stone, SPIN, MTV, Guitar World, and Revolver, among others. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

7:00pm Jon Wiederhorn: Raising Hell

In his song “You Can’t Kill Rock and Roll” Ozzy Osbourne sings, “Rock and roll is my religion and my law.” This is the mantra of the metal legends who populate Raising Hell—artists from Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slipknot, Slayer, and Lamb of God to Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Disturbed, Megadeth, and many more! It’s also the guiding principle for underground voices like Misery Index, Gorgoroth, Municipal Waste, and Throwdown.

Through the decades, the metal scene has been populated by colorful individuals who have thwarted convention and lived by their own rules. For many, vice has been virtue, and the opportunity to record albums and tour has been an invitation to push boundaries and blow the lid off a Pandora’s box of riotous experiences: thievery, vandalism, hedonism, the occult, stage mishaps, mosh pit atrocities, and general insanity.

To the figures in this book, metal is a means of banding together to stick a big middle finger to a society that had already decided they didn’t belong. Whether they were oddballs who didn’t fit in or angry kids from troubled backgrounds, metal gave them a sense of identity.

Drawing from 150-plus first-hand interviews with vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and drummers, music journalist Jon Wiederhorn offers this collection of wild shenanigans from metal’s heaviest and most iconic acts—the parties, the tours, the mosh pits, the rage, the joy, the sex, the drugs . . . the heavy metal life!

Join Jon, along with Kenny Hickey of Type O Negative, Danzig, Seventh Void and Silvertomb, and Testament's Alex Skolnick, as they dive into the stories of metal's wildest nights. Horns up!

Jon Wiederhorn is the author of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal (with Katherine Turman) and the co-author of My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory (with Roger Miret), Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen (with Al Jourgensen) and I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax (with Scott Ian). He has written for Rolling Stone, SPIN, MTV, Guitar World, and Revolver, among others. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

7:30pm Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel: LET'S BE WEIRD TOGETHER Strand Books

Something interesting tends to happen when two people fall in love and form a relationship. They don’t become more normal…they get weirder. That’s what Brooke Barker, creator of The New York Times bestselling book and Instagram account Sad Animal Facts (with over 340K followers), discovered when she met her husband Boaz Frankel. After investigating the matter further, the couple uncovered a treasure trove of weird relationship history—eccentric historic couples, odd animal mating rituals, strange gifts of affection—leading them to realize that they weren’t the only weirdos out there. And so, LET’S BE WEIRD TOGETHER: A Book About Love was born. 

This colorful and fully illustrated compendium of quirky love contains a sampling of strange love-related laws (in New Orleans, fortune tellers and palm readers are not able to officiate at weddings), a selection of untraditional romantic getaway destinations (get hitched at Voodoo Doughnuts and snack on some donuts customized to resemble the newlyweds), a flowchart to help couples determine the type of pet that best suits them, and more.

Join us on the second floor art department for a lively and highly interactive discussion with Brooke and Boaz.

7:30pm Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel: LET'S BE WEIRD TOGETHER

Something interesting tends to happen when two people fall in love and form a relationship. They don’t become more normal…they get weirder. That’s what Brooke Barker, creator of The New York Times bestselling book and Instagram account Sad Animal Facts (with over 340K followers), discovered when she met her husband Boaz Frankel. After investigating the matter further, the couple uncovered a treasure trove of weird relationship history—eccentric historic couples, odd animal mating rituals, strange gifts of affection—leading them to realize that they weren’t the only weirdos out there. And so, LET’S BE WEIRD TOGETHER: A Book About Love was born. 

This colorful and fully illustrated compendium of quirky love contains a sampling of strange love-related laws (in New Orleans, fortune tellers and palm readers are not able to officiate at weddings), a selection of untraditional romantic getaway destinations (get hitched at Voodoo Doughnuts and snack on some donuts customized to resemble the newlyweds), a flowchart to help couples determine the type of pet that best suits them, and more.

Join us on the second floor art department for a lively and highly interactive discussion with Brooke and Boaz.

Saturday January 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020
11:00am Lunar New Year Celebration ” Year of the Rat Museum of the City of New York

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year! Special guest author Michele Wong McSween will read her new book Gordon and Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year. Afterward, she will lead a Mandarin lesson, followed by an art-making workshop to celebrate the year of the Rat. A traditional snack will be provided. 

Storytime will begin at 11:15am.

About the Book:
Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Li Li is from China and speaks Mandarin, while Gordon lives in Brooklyn and speaks English. They are excited to celebrate Chinese New Year together! Learn about the preparation, the good luck foods, and special greetings that ensure a happy and prosperous New Year while learning words in English and Mandarin.

About the Author:
Michele Wong McSween is a mom, fashion designer, author, and fourth-generation Chinese American. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Steve and three boys – Walker, Harry, and Stevie.  McSween holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, she never learned Chinese and wanted to be sure her own boys were confident with Chinese language and culture. After enrolling them in early learning Mandarin classes, McSween looked for appropriate Mandarin bedtime reading and found that little was available.  She created Gordon & Li Li with an appealing, simple and modern design aesthetic that would engage kids and parents alike.

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am Lunar New Year Celebration ” Year of the Rat

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year! Special guest author Michele Wong McSween will read her new book Gordon and Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year. Afterward, she will lead a Mandarin lesson, followed by an art-making workshop to celebrate the year of the Rat. A traditional snack will be provided. 

Storytime will begin at 11:15am.

About the Book:
Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Li Li is from China and speaks Mandarin, while Gordon lives in Brooklyn and speaks English. They are excited to celebrate Chinese New Year together! Learn about the preparation, the good luck foods, and special greetings that ensure a happy and prosperous New Year while learning words in English and Mandarin.

About the Author:
Michele Wong McSween is a mom, fashion designer, author, and fourth-generation Chinese American. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Steve and three boys – Walker, Harry, and Stevie.  McSween holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, she never learned Chinese and wanted to be sure her own boys were confident with Chinese language and culture. After enrolling them in early learning Mandarin classes, McSween looked for appropriate Mandarin bedtime reading and found that little was available.  She created Gordon & Li Li with an appealing, simple and modern design aesthetic that would engage kids and parents alike.

Registration suggested, but not required.

Sunday January 26, 2020 Jan 26, 2020
10:00am NYC Cultural Festival Children's Museum of the Arts

Come celebrate with CMA! You are invited to CMA’s NYC Cultural Festival on Sunday, January 26 from 10 am – 5 pm. CMA is partnering with New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club to present works inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices of Chinatown and NYC Asian diaspora artists. Hudson Square Librarian Kristy Raffensberger will be leading Story Time at 1 pm. Interactive workshops and performances by the New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club will take place at 12 pm and 2 pm. 

CMA’s Cultural Festivals are a monthly series featuring 10 ethnic or cultural communities in NYC per year that are free with general admission.

Click the link on the right to learn more about the workshops.

10:00am NYC Cultural Festival

Come celebrate with CMA! You are invited to CMA’s NYC Cultural Festival on Sunday, January 26 from 10 am – 5 pm. CMA is partnering with New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club to present works inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices of Chinatown and NYC Asian diaspora artists. Hudson Square Librarian Kristy Raffensberger will be leading Story Time at 1 pm. Interactive workshops and performances by the New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club will take place at 12 pm and 2 pm. 

CMA’s Cultural Festivals are a monthly series featuring 10 ethnic or cultural communities in NYC per year that are free with general admission.

Click the link on the right to learn more about the workshops.

6:00pm Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series: Office Etiquette New York City Bar Association

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Program fee: 
There is no fee for this event; please sign in to register.
Open to members and non-members.

Description:

Help prepare New York City public high students for career success! The New York City Bar Association’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion is seeking volunteers to work with students in our Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series to talk about the dos and don'ts when in a professional setting and among colleagues and clients, including how to dress. To volunteer, sign in and register.

If you have any questions, please contact Devanshi Shah, Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator at dshah@nycbar.org. We thank you in advance for supporting our program.


The Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series is designed to help diverse New York City public high school students build vital skills for entering the workforce: resume writing, interviewing, office etiquette, and networking. This program is a part of the City Bar’s initiative to strengthen the diversity pipeline into the legal profession. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Twitter at NYCBarDiversity for updates on our work.


Sponsored by: 
Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director
6:00pm Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series: Office Etiquette

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Program fee: 
There is no fee for this event; please sign in to register.
Open to members and non-members.

Description:

Help prepare New York City public high students for career success! The New York City Bar Association’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion is seeking volunteers to work with students in our Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series to talk about the dos and don'ts when in a professional setting and among colleagues and clients, including how to dress. To volunteer, sign in and register.

If you have any questions, please contact Devanshi Shah, Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator at dshah@nycbar.org. We thank you in advance for supporting our program.


The Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series is designed to help diverse New York City public high school students build vital skills for entering the workforce: resume writing, interviewing, office etiquette, and networking. This program is a part of the City Bar’s initiative to strengthen the diversity pipeline into the legal profession. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Twitter at NYCBarDiversity for updates on our work.


Sponsored by: 
Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director
Monday January 27, 2020 Jan 27, 2020
6:00pm Nontraditional Employment for Women: January All-Ages Boot Camp Nontraditional Employment for Women

Limited slots left for NEW’s January All-Age Boot Camp.

Jan 27-Feb 8: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm.

Call 646.291.2375 or email Allie aeraifej@new-nyc.org to register today.

6:00pm Nontraditional Employment for Women: January All-Ages Boot Camp

Limited slots left for NEW’s January All-Age Boot Camp.

Jan 27-Feb 8: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm.

Call 646.291.2375 or email Allie aeraifej@new-nyc.org to register today.

Wednesday January 29, 2020 Jan 29, 2020
7:00pm Mentor-Mentee Kick-Off Event New York City Bar Association

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Description:
The NYC Bar LGBTQ Rights Committee and the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL) will host a kickoff event for a co-sponsored mentorship program for New York-area law students. For more information on the mentorship program, click here

To register as a mentor, click here.
To register as a mentee, click here.

Speakers:
Eric Lesh, Executive Director, Le-Gal
Noah Lewis, Executive Director, Transcend Legal 
Geoffrey Wertime, NYC Commission on Human Rights

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Rights Committee,  Noah Lewis & Geoffrey Wertime, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

7:00pm Mentor-Mentee Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Description:
The NYC Bar LGBTQ Rights Committee and the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL) will host a kickoff event for a co-sponsored mentorship program for New York-area law students. For more information on the mentorship program, click here

To register as a mentor, click here.
To register as a mentee, click here.

Speakers:
Eric Lesh, Executive Director, Le-Gal
Noah Lewis, Executive Director, Transcend Legal 
Geoffrey Wertime, NYC Commission on Human Rights

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Rights Committee,  Noah Lewis & Geoffrey Wertime, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

Thursday January 30, 2020 Jan 30, 2020
3:00pm NYU Consent Zone Workshop New York University

Consent Zone is a workshop aimed at fostering a collaborative dialogue in which participants can share their views on sexual respect and develop strategies and tools to navigate complex interpersonal situations. Participants will gain a greater understanding of what affirmative consent means within the NYU community. Additionally, presenters will provide an overview of NYU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, Title IX, “Enough is Enough,” and related resources.

This workshop is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and is a collaboration between the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), the Wellness Exchange, and S.P.A.C.E.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm in Kimmel 804/805 (CMEP Lounge). Cookie Do Bites will be available!
3:00pm NYU Consent Zone Workshop

Consent Zone is a workshop aimed at fostering a collaborative dialogue in which participants can share their views on sexual respect and develop strategies and tools to navigate complex interpersonal situations. Participants will gain a greater understanding of what affirmative consent means within the NYU community. Additionally, presenters will provide an overview of NYU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, Title IX, “Enough is Enough,” and related resources.

This workshop is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and is a collaboration between the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), the Wellness Exchange, and S.P.A.C.E.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm in Kimmel 804/805 (CMEP Lounge). Cookie Do Bites will be available!
6:30pm Mental Health Care and the New York Health Act: A Panel Discussion NAMI-NYC

Finding quality mental health care can be a challenge. And paying for it can be even harder.

Insurance companies are required to cover mental health and substance abuse care in the same way that they cover physical health care. But data shows that disparities in coverage continue to increase. The New York Health Act aims to change this by establishing comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker. And that includes mental health care.

Join us for a panel co-hosted with the Campaign for New York Health to learn about the New York Health Act and why it matters. Share your challenges getting affordable mental health care, learn from medical and policy experts about barriers to good care, and learn how you can make the New York Health Act a reality!

Our panelists

  • Kim Behrens, RN
  • Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
  • Christine Rollet, LCSW-R
  • NAMI-NYC Advocacy Ambassador Candace Dunkley
  • Peter Steinglass, MD

Join us Thursday January 30 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the NY State Nurses Association HQ (131 W. 33rd St. in Manhattan).

Seats are free but limited. Please RSVP here!

6:30pm Mental Health Care and the New York Health Act: A Panel Discussion

Finding quality mental health care can be a challenge. And paying for it can be even harder.

Insurance companies are required to cover mental health and substance abuse care in the same way that they cover physical health care. But data shows that disparities in coverage continue to increase. The New York Health Act aims to change this by establishing comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker. And that includes mental health care.

Join us for a panel co-hosted with the Campaign for New York Health to learn about the New York Health Act and why it matters. Share your challenges getting affordable mental health care, learn from medical and policy experts about barriers to good care, and learn how you can make the New York Health Act a reality!

Our panelists

  • Kim Behrens, RN
  • Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
  • Christine Rollet, LCSW-R
  • NAMI-NYC Advocacy Ambassador Candace Dunkley
  • Peter Steinglass, MD

Join us Thursday January 30 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the NY State Nurses Association HQ (131 W. 33rd St. in Manhattan).

Seats are free but limited. Please RSVP here!

7:00pm The Mockingbird Project Innocence Project

Aaron Sorkin joins orginal cast members of the current Broadway production TO KILL A MOCKINBIRD to take an unflinching look at today's criminal justice system with member of the Exonerated 5 Kevin Richardson, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Color of Change CEO Rashad Robinson and more! Moderated by Soledad O'Brien, this multi-media event will be a discussion and open forum dialogue that will explore ways all of us can foster change in our criminal justice system.

Featuring: Aaron Sorkin, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Rashad Robinson, Kevin Richardson, Jumaane Williams, moderated by Soledad O'Brien

7:00pm The Mockingbird Project

Aaron Sorkin joins orginal cast members of the current Broadway production TO KILL A MOCKINBIRD to take an unflinching look at today's criminal justice system with member of the Exonerated 5 Kevin Richardson, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Color of Change CEO Rashad Robinson and more! Moderated by Soledad O'Brien, this multi-media event will be a discussion and open forum dialogue that will explore ways all of us can foster change in our criminal justice system.

Featuring: Aaron Sorkin, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Rashad Robinson, Kevin Richardson, Jumaane Williams, moderated by Soledad O'Brien

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