WHCR’s Community Calendar
Welcome to WHCR’s community calendar, keeping you abreast of events in Harlem and throughout the tri-state area. The following events will take place from Thursday, March 1st to Wednesday, March 28th.
On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM there will be Accessible Communications: A Training for the CCNY Community. This training will address the legal and technical requirements of making communications accessible along with the benefits for promoting universal design at higher education institutions. This event is located in the NAC room 5/212.
On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM The Department of Student Life and Leadership Development in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Compliance, Gender Resources and Women and Gender Studies will host the Women’s History Month Kickoff. Partake in a presentation and discussion from our guest speaker, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. Participants will engage in a dialogue/activities on empowerment and activism as it relates to our present times of the #TimesUP and #MeToo movements. Located at 160 convent Avenue in the NAC Ballroom. For more info, call 212-650-5002.
On Fri March 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, There will be an event which involves HARLEM PRIDE welcoming LGBT friends and neighbors to a presentation, titled “The LGBT Life and Langston” by Harlem historian (and Harlem Pride board member) John Reddick. There will be a reflection on Langston Hughes’ LGBT friends, colleagues and romantic associations viewed through the “camera” lens of his friends, long-time letter correspondent and photographer Carl Van Vecthen. Located at Langston Hughes House 20 East 127h Street New York, NY 10035. For more information call 929-344-1179.
On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 — Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM, The City College Libraries will be hosting Women Make Art 2018 in partnership with the Art Alumni Group, continuing our annual tradition of showcasing the creative talents of the women of our college community. This event is located at Convent Avenue & 138th Street, New York, NY 10031, City College Library Archives & Special Collections, NAC/room 301. For more info call 212-650-7609.
On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 12:30 PM, The department of History will be hosting a Film screening of “First Footprints” about Australia’s first peoples, followed by discussion. This is located at 160 Convent Avenue (138th and Convent) New York 10031 In the North Academic Center Room 7/225. For more information, call 212-650-7137.
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM, the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York will be held. There will be a Screening of Defiant Lives, a film dedicated to weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with reflective interviews and the personal stories of men and women with disabilities. It details the rise of the disability rights movement in Australia, the UK, and the US. This is located at 259 Convent Avenue in Shepard Hall room 291. For more information, call 212-650-5913.
On Wed, March 14th, 2018 at 6:30 PM Director Pam Sporn will share clips of Detroit 48202 and share insights into how rekindling longtime ties and forming new community in Detroit guided the crafting of the story and deepened its analysis – as well as how she managed to fundraise and produce this film. This is located at the City College of New York in Shepard Hall Room 290/291. For more information call 212-650-6129.
On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 from at 6:30 PM, There will be a master class with film director Yoruba Richen where he will discuss What does it take to make documentaries that get screened nationwide? Director and Professor Richen (The New Black, Promised Land) talks about getting into the industry, how she works and gets her stories. With clips and more, an insight into the director’s process. This event is located at The City College of New York In Shepard Hall Room 290/291. 259 Convent Avenue. For more info call 212-650-6126.
On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 from at 9:00 AM, The 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit will be held. There will be various interesting educational workshops to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be served to all attendees and raffle prizes will be given! To register go to tinyurl.com/ccnystudentlife. The event is open to all CUNY students and the deadline to register is Monday March 19th. This event is located at 160 Convent Avenue in the NAC Ballroom. For more info call 212-650-5002.
On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM, there will be a Free screening for Women Black History Month: Stand Down Soldier, at Teachers College – Columbia University. Stand Down Soldier is about the life of women after military service, which is seldom portrayed in films. It tells the story of Sergeant Stacy Armstrong who returns home from three deployments suffering with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The film delves deep into the challenges she will face when returning home. She and her husband realize their 20-year marriage is about to be another casualty of war. Infidelity, addiction, and tragic accident test the couple’s commitment. To schedule for tickets go on https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/26056/a-free-screening-women-black-history-month-stand-down-soldier. The event is located at 525 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027. For more information call 212-678-3000.
On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 — Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM There will be a Black Detroit by Herb Boyd Book Talk. Meet author Herb Boyd and have a discussion on his book Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination is journalist, educator, author, and activist Herb Boyd’s life-long observations and analysis of the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit and the significance this city has in the African American legacy. Located in Shepard Hall, Room 250 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031. For more information, call 212-650-8117.
On Tue, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM There will be a showing of Classic Cuban Films, on that particular date, Nada/ Nothing More (2001) will be the production that will be shown. Nada is about Carla Perez who works at a post office branch at Havana. The post office is just a place of bureaucratic rule and regulations which leaves Carla in boredom. She eventually goes into a ‘crossroads of feeling in writing’. She uses her sending and receiving letters to help her companions in finding happiness and love. Her good deeds are rewarded with her unexpectedly receiving an interview to get the ‘green card’ after her exiled parents in Miami enter her name in the yearly U.S. immigration lottery. She is then forced to choose between a life spent in Cuba or a future planned by others in Miami. Located in Aaron Davis Hall, Theater B. For more info call 212-650-6900, M-F, 12pm-6pm.
ON Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM There will be a One Night Sound Workshop For beginners and those needing a refresher in audio for film and video. What are people using, best practices, why do microphones work the way they do, how to hide lavs and more. Cosponsored with the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. This is located at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism at 219 West 40th Street 3rd floor NY, NY. For more information, call 212-947-9277 x16.