Remembering George Floyd, Spiritual Life Roundtable, and Other Events and Opportunities, 5/25-6/8
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, and we invite you to join Resilience, Reflection, and Healing: Remembering George Floyd, a workshop focused on self-care and healing through stories and reflections. Although this space will center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) student experiences, all members of the Columbia community are welcome to join. Today, Tuesday, 5/25, 4:00-5:15 PM, ET. Register here.
University Life Events (All events are ET)
- Spiritual Life Roundtable. In partnership with the Office of Religious Life, as part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement, we invite you to a conversation with faculty members across faith traditions. Panelists will share their experiences navigating religious identities in higher education and engage in a meaningful dialogue about religion and spirituality. Thursday, 5/27, 4:00-5:00 PM. Register here.
- Judas and the Black Messiah Virtual Film Screening. The University Life Events Council invites you to a virtual film screening of Judas and the Black Messiah, a film about the betrayal and 1969 killing of Chicago Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton. After registering, you will receive information on how to access the film throughout the two screening days. Friday, 5/28 - Saturday, 5/29. Register here.
- Financial Wellness & You: Founding Fundamentals of Family Finances. Join Student Financial Services for a presentation on an array of resources and tools to help participants better understand Financial Wellness throughout the Family Life Cycle. Monday, 6/7, 4:00-5:00 PM. Register here.
University Life Opportunity
- University Life Ambassador Applications. Want to welcome new and returning students for the Fall semester? Become a University Life Ambassador! Apply by Sunday, 6/6 at 11:59 PM.
University-wide Events and Opportunities
- Climate Change and the Transition to Net Zero. Join the Columbia Global Centers as they bring you leading experts who will share important insights from engineering and business around this critical global issue, as part of their University Leadership Series. Wednesday, 5/26, 8:00 AM. Register here.
- Opening Conversation on Religion and Black Music. Join Josef Sorett, Professor of Religion and African American and African Diaspora Studies, for the first of this six-part series which brings together scholars, musicians, media workers, and fans for a discussion of the evolving role of religion in shaping the history of Black music. Wednesday, 5/26, 6:00-7:00 PM. Register here.
- Networking Research on Disappearance in Mexico. In 2020, the Center for Mexican Studies formed the “Buscadoras” Research Unit to gather volunteer students interested in performing research to support the relatives of disappeared people in Mexico. This seminar is a networking session among expert organizations and participants. Thursday, 5/27, 12:00-3:00 PM. Register here.
- The Deluge: On the human costs of rising sea levels. The Forum and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism present an exhibit by photojournalist and Global Visiting Fellow, Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR, featuring photographs illustrating the consequences of climate change in communities across the globe. Now - 6/30. Learn more.
More info can be found on University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook, and you can always reach out to [email protected] with any thoughts or questions!
Have a great week,
Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life
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Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office of University Life
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