Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming, The Photograph Film Screening, and Other Events and Opportunities, 4/6-4/20
This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in keeping with our University’s core commitment to sexual respect, we offer these opportunities to reflect, learn and engage:
- The Rom-Con: A Discussion of Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Media. Led by Columbia’s Title IX Coordinator Marjy Fisher, this panel discussion will reexamine media depictions of romantic tropes and consider how they may influence relationship expectations and norms. Friday, 4/9, 11:00 AM. 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 best to navigate relationships and sex during this significant moment in our collective history. Tuesday, 4/6, 7:30-9:00 PM. Register here.
- Couch Conversations: 10 Questions with SVR Advocates. This virtual roundtable discussion with survivor advocates at Sexual Violence Response will address the multifaceted roles of an advocate, including what it means to provide trauma-informed care and advocacy. Wednesday, 4/7, 4:00-5:30 PM. Register here.
- Turn Up the Volume on Chanel Miller. This event from Columbia Sexual Violence Response will include a talk by Chanel Miller and a reading from her memoir Know My Name. Friday, 4/16, 1:45 – 3:15 PM. Register here.
University Life Events (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.
- Death, Dying and Living. In this event from Religious Life, Dr. Dugdale will share insights from her book The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom. Wednesday, 4/7, 7:00-8:00 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.
- Cookie Chat. Join the University Life Events Council and Chef Mark Garcia and learn how to make the ultimate Columbia cookie, The Rocky RoarEE. Bake along, or watch and take notes for later! Thursday, 4/15, 6:00-7:00 PM. Register here.
- Interschool Governing Board (IGB) Executive Board applications. Members of IGB-recognized student organizations are eligible to run for positions on the IGB Executive Board. Apply by 5/3!
Other University-wide Events and Opportunities
- Thematic Discussion Series: Combating Anti-AAPI Hate and Violence. In this session from Columbia Global Centers, Professor Qin Gao of the School of Social Work will present findings from her recent survey of over 400 Chinese Americans in New York City. Friday, 4/16, 8:30-10:00 AM. Register here.
- Reparations 2021 Conference. Join the African American Redress Network for an interactive conference on local reparations efforts in the United States, co-sponsored by Howard University’s Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center and Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Saturday, 4/10, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Register here.
- Celebrate Diversity Month Interheritage Panel: Narratives on History, Belonging, & Activism. This conversation, hosted by the School of Social Work Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will have a special focus on intergenerational trauma and interheritage solidarity. Wednesday, 4/7, 12:00-1:30 PM. Register here.
- SPS Election 2020 Speaker Series with Julian E. Zelizer. Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will be discussing "A President's First 100 Days," and whether it’s still an appropriate or useful way to evaluate a new administration's early efforts. Wednesday, 4/7, 6:00 PM. Register here.
- In the Crucible of Change: DEI at the Crossroads. This SPS program will share leading practices to help organizations accelerate and sustain progress toward a culture of inclusion. Thursday, 4/8, 6:30-8:00 PM. Register here.
- Columbia University's APAHM Film Festival: The Deed of Death. CU Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month presents an interview with the winners of NYAFF’s action cinema 2020, Areel Abu Bakar and Megat Sharizal, discussing their movie The Deed of Death. Friday, 4/9, 10:00-11:00 PM. Register here.
Support and Community Spaces
Columbia Health and Student Health on Haven offer ongoing groups for students seeking support around issues related to identity, bereavement, coping with trauma and more.
For Morningside students:
For CUIMC students:
As always, you can learn more on University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook, and reach out to [email protected] any time with questions or concerns.
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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