JEFF CHANG in Conversation w/KIESE LAYMON @ NYU, April 18, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 :: 6:30pm DISCUSSION :: Conversation w/ Kiese Laymon (New York University)
Jeff Chang in exclusive conversation with Kiese Laymon NYU Global Center, Grand Hall 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY, 10012, United States A special event Sponsored by NYU Asian Pacific American Institute
Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently an Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing and co-director of Africana Studies at Vassar College.
Last night, a vigil march for 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was fatally shot by NYPD officers on Saturday, turned into a riot in the area surrounding the 67th Precinct station house. The residual anger that lies in this community must be addressed in a constructive manner for us to move forward positively. We need to use this opportunity to speak with our young people and hopefully turn them in the right direction.
Even more than before, I hope you will join my youth group, Students Taking Action Today (S.T.A.T.), in attending our Youth Empowerment Seminar: Let’s Be Real!, taking place on Saturday, March 16th from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Tilden Educational Campus, located at 5800 Tilden Avenue.
Our young people have organized workshops for youth ages 14 and up discussing gang violence, ‘know your rights’ training and police interactions, as well as sex and domestic violence, with speakers that have expertise and the ability to reach our youth. The seminar will also feature singing, rap and spoken word performances, as well as refreshments and raffles; an after party will also follow.
My thanks to our other co-sponsors, including the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, TOP Development Corporation, East Flatbush Village, Inc., Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, S.A.B.R.I.N.A.’s House, Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes (G.M.A.C.C.), Empress Poetry and 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care.
Every young person that attends the workshops and participates in the event will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, please reach out to Monique Waterman, my director of community outreach, either by calling our district office at (718) 629-2900 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please spread the word so our young people can attend and help us make a difference in this community.
Come celebrate at the Blue Note as Big Daddy Kane releases “Back to the Future,” his new studio record with the band The Las Supper, featuring vocals from Showtyme (Pharoahe Monch/War media).
The group formed like Voltron for your listening pleasure. Check out the song “I Believe in Love,” from the new album “Back to the Future”, PLUS Learn more about their big band of soul in the Fuse TV interview below!
Kane is regarded by many to be rap’s greatest performer; here, he plays the tony Blue Note with a live band, the Las Supper, to celebrate the new LP, Back to the Future:
On April 3, 2013, TJ DJs the 1Plus1Plus1 Art Event at White Rabbit on Houston St., in NYC.
TJ is music. He picked up a violin in kindergarten, drums in third grade and studied music theory in college. His greatest musical inﬂuence is, of course, his father, the legendary Jam Master Jay of Run DMC.
When he’s not holding down the 1s and 2s, you can likely ﬁnd TJ skateboarding the downtown streets of Manhattan or behind his laptop pumping out dance music to appeal to the masses.
TJ scratched sets at SXSW, Magic Las Vegas, and shared stages with Questlove, A-trak, Just Blaze, Run DMC and more.
Presented by the NYC Parks Department and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Winter Jam NYC is a free annual winter sports festival that encourages New Yorkers to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the colder months. Our partners at Gore Mountain will be blowing lots of fresh snow, so there will be plenty to go around!
Lake Placid Snow Field
Red Bull MetroRail An open rail jam for skiers and snowboarders. To register, please visit the Red Bull MetroRail page.
Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding
Unreal Ice Lounge
Watch and Learn to Play Quidditch
Animal Tracking with the Urban Park Rangers
Pride of New York Winter Market
NY State Ski Resorts Info Booths
Doggie Snow Zone
A NEW area sponsored by Unleashed by Petco specifically for 4-legged New Yorkers!
Doggie Snow Park An enclosed, off-leash area featuring agility equipment from Biscuits & Bath Dog Retreat
‘Ask the Expert’ Booth Featuring celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky, an expert nutritionist, and a canine behaviorist
The report, “Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence,” conducted by the Center for Court Innovation, took place over 29 months and shows that comparison neighborhoods had 20% higher rates of gun violence than the S.O.S. neighborhood.
We look forward to your involvement with our upcoming Talent Show in April and Arts to End Violence.
To read the press release, click here. To listen to a podcast interview with the authors, click here. To read a Q&A with the authors, click here. To read a recent New York Times article profiling one of the Violence Interrupters, click here. To listen to a recent CNN radio piece on the S.O.S. team, click here.