A Celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility, CU Film Showcase, and Other Events and Opportunities, 3/30-4/13
We’re excited to share these great events coming up in the next two weeks!
University Life Events and Opportunities (All events are ET)
- Come As You Are: Utilizing Your Assets to Maximize Working From Home. Join University Life and Alice! Health to learn and reflect on how working from home has shaped our experiences over the past year. Share your remote-working wisdom and learn how to navigate difficult remote experiences with resiliency. Wednesday, 4/7, 4:00-5:00 PM. Register here.
- CU Film Showcase 2021. Join the University Life Events Council for a screening of short films created by students throughout the University community. Thursday, 4/8, 6:00-7:30 PM. Register here.
- The Photograph Film Screening. The University Life Events Council invites you to attend a virtual film screening of The Photograph - an American romantic drama film, written and directed by Stella Meghie and starring Issa Rae, released in 2020. In addition to 24-hour access on Saturday, 4/10, the Events Council will host a virtual community screening at 7 PM. Register here.
Also, save the date for University Life’s upcoming panel event The Rom-Con: A Discussion of Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Media on Friday, 4/9 at 11:00 AM. Panelists include experts from NYU, Barnard and Columbia Sexual Violence Response. Stay tuned for more information!
Other University-wide Events and Opportunities
- Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility. Join the School of Social Work (CSSW) International Transgender Day of Visibility celebration featuring performances by artists D’Lo and Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi. This event is co-sponsored by the CSSW’s Offices of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Student Life, and the Professional Development and Self-Awareness (PDSA) team. Thursday, 4/1, 6:30-8:30 PM. Register here.
- Understanding Ranked Choice Voting in NYC. Join ColumbiaVotes, SIPA Civic & Voter Engagement Coalition, and Manhattan Community Board 9 for a discussion of Ranked Choice Voting in New York City and a simulation of the new voting system that will be used for the upcoming 2021 municipal elections. Thursday, 4/1, 6:30 PM. Register here.
- A discussion of Radicalizing Her with author Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan. Hear from Dr. Gowrinathan, who spent nearly twenty years in conversation with female fighters in Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Pakistan, and Colombia. This conversation is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the South Asia Institute. Monday, 4/5, 4:15-5:45 PM. Register here.
- Navigating Relationships & Sex During COVID. The 15th Annual Jeanne Clery Lecture Series will feature Sex Educators Francisco Ramirez and Bianca Laureano, in conversation with Columbia Sexual Violence Response and Being Barnard, discussing how to best navigate relationships and sex during this significant moment in our collective history. Tuesday, 4/6, 7:30-9:00 PM. Register here.
Support and Community Spaces
For Morningside Students:
- Asian Identified Students. This is a virtual support space for Asian International and Asian American Columbia students to speak openly in a safe environment about their experiences and reactions to the recent increase in anti-Asian violence. Thursdays, 4/1 - 4/22, 12:00-1:00 PM. To register, please email [email protected] or [email protected] with “Asian Identity” in the subject line.
- Female-Identified Students. This workshop provides support and a safe space to discuss the impact of the recent shootings in Atlanta and other forms of violence and aggression directed towards women. Wednesdays, now - 4/14, 2:00-3:00 PM. To register, please email [email protected] or [email protected].
- Additional Ongoing Support Groups. These support groups, created in response to student concerns, address issues like bereavement, building resilience during the pandemic, coping with trauma and more. Learn more.
- Asian Identified Students. This virtual drop-in group is for students of all genders who identify as Asian who want a space to reflect on experiences of bias or discrimination and/or the rise of anti-Asian violence amidst COVID-19. We also welcome conversations about experiences of resilience at the individual and community level. Date and time TBD. For more information, please email Ritu Agarwal at [email protected].
- International Students. This virtual drop-in group is designed to promote connection among CUIMC international students living domestically or abroad through discussion and sharing of relevant resources. Biweekly Wednesdays, 6:00 -7:00 PM. For more information, please email Kaiwen Liu at [email protected].
- Additional Ongoing Support Groups. These virtual groups and gathering spaces are not group therapy, but rather spaces for skill-building and support. Facilitators are able to link students to therapy, where appropriate. Learn more.
Learn more on University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook, and reach out to [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Have a great week,
Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers