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Silver Black Alumni Network: Black History Month Workshop Series

Silver Black Alumni Network (SBAN) has created a workshop series to promote Blackness through connection, community and celebration in the social work profession. This workshop series will explore how Blackness impacts social work practice, how it shows up in the workplace, and the importance of authenticity in practice. The goal of the workshop series is to promote connection, community, and celebration among NYU’s Black social work students and alumni.

Social Work Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 17th | 6:30 - 7:30 PM EST
Black Parade: Celebrating Us
Wednesday, February 24th | 6:30 - 7:30 PM EST

Register | Silver Black Alumni Network: Black History Month Workshop Series

Black Women's Social Work Coalition

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The BWSWC is looking for 2-5 new co-leaders for the upcoming academic year! The co-leader position is open to ALL members, including incoming students. Please reach out to us at silver.bwswc@nyu.edu or on Instagram @bwsw.coalition.

BWSWC is an inclusive group of Black women who are passionate about the profession of social work and its impact on our communities. We seek to cultivate a space for Black women within NYU Silver to share information and resources to further our professional development, foster an atmosphere conducive to building connections, administer support, and provide advocacy as we navigate and challenge the white-supremacist patriarchal structure of our institution and profession.
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Black Girl Gab

Tuesday, February 16th | 1:00 PM EST

Meeting ID: 988 2218 4819
Zoom | Black Girl Gab

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Are you a poet, writer, singer, or artist? Come share your talents with us at our Black History Month SpeakEasy! If you are interested in performing, please sign up here

Friday, February 26th | 7:00 PM EST 
Zoom | Black History Month Speakeasy

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Hidden Voices Coalition

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Hidden Voices Coalition's (HVC) mission is to generate student support, research, and advocacy that is led by and for students with severe mental illness and/or other marginalized identities at Silver. The research and conversations we have will contribute to our collaboration with the Social Justice Praxis Committee. HVC will use a de-colonized organizational structure to forge a group that operates equitably -- so feel free to join one or both meetings this month. If you cannot make it, we also have an active Slack space for organizing and community-building. Contact us at silverhiddenvoices@nyu.edu.

February Meetings:
Peer Support Group | Sunday, February 2nd, 5:00 PM EST
>> Add to your cal: Peer Support Group
Participatory Action Research Group | Sunday, February 28th, 5:00 PM EST
>> Add to your cal: Participatory Action Research Group

Meeting ID: 942 3534 3067
Passcode: 930242

GISO (Graduate Student Indian Organization)

Graduate Indian Student Organization invites you to join us in exploring Indian heritage and help us create a safe community space to bond, share, and advocate for equitable and inclusive mental health practices. Our vision is to have two intersecting committees that help Indian Diaspora students and other students to network, grow and learn from each other. Members of our Indian Diaspora committee will find a safe space to share their hopes and concerns and connect with each other. The other committee is called the India Special Interest Group (SIG) and it welcomes a larger community of students across NYU who share a common interest in mental health and Indian culture. Collectively, our hope is to create a collaborative space where we can support each other in our personal, academic, and career goals while we celebrate our culture. Join us on Instagram (@silver.giso) to know more about our monthly meetings and upcoming events.

silver.giso@nyu.edu
Instagram: @silver.giso 

Table Talk Tuesdays with Students of Color Collective (SOCC) 

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Students of Color Collective is kicking off an on-going biweekly ongoing meeting, Table Talk Tuesdays! 

Tuesday, February 16th | 7:00 PM EST

Zoom | Table Talk Tuesdays with SOCC

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Cafecito Conversation with Latinx Social Work Student Organization 

Latinx Social Work Student Organization Cafecito Conversations
LSWSO would like to welcome students into the Spring semester with our first Cafecito Conversations of the semester. This is a chance to unwind and connect with other Latinx students at Silver. We look forward to meeting you and continuing to build community. 

Saturday, February 20th | 2:00 PM EST

Zoom | Cafecito Conversation

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NYU CannaHealth and NYU CannaPolicy: Protecting Patients in the Push for Cannabis Legalization

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Marijuana is Medicine: Protecting Patients in the Push for Cannabis Legalization

NYU CannaHealth and NYU CannaPolicy invite you to a thoughtful discussion of policy avenues for reforming New York State's Medical Marijuana Program.

Monday, February 22nd | 7:00 PM EST

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NYU CannaHealth and NYU CannaPolicy invite you to a thoughtful discussion of policy avenues for reforming New York State's Medical Marijuana Program. We will be joined by Sharron Cannon, cannabis advocate and aficionado whose fight for cannabis justice started over 25 years ago. For many New Yorkers, cannabis provides relief from chronic pain and helps treat serious illnesses. However, the current medical marijuana program is far from effective, both unaffordable and overly restrictive in terms of who is eligible for treatment and what treatments can be prescribed. With this event, we will explore these issues and highlight what we as community members can do to advocate for reform.

White Accountability Group

The White Accountability Student Space at NYU is for white and white passing students. This group will meet 2x per month for 1.5 hours a session to acknowledge how white supremacy and racism operates in both subtle and direct ways within ourselves, our communities, and our institutions. The group will be grounded in the principles set forth in Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad (which originated as an Instagram challenge called #MeAndWhiteSupremacy) but will also bring in a variety of media forms to expand our understanding of the pervasiveness of these issues within our culture.  The group will be grounded in reflection, accountability and action as we acknowledge that all three are needed to move NYU and social work forward.

There will be two introductory meetings to accommodate schedules:
White Accountability | Wednesday, February 10th | 7:00 - 7:45 PM EST
White Accountability | Thursday, February 11th from 7:00 - 7:45 PM EST

Please purchase the book and the guided journal by the first meeting (list of BIPOC owned bookshops here), but you do not need to have read it beforehand, as we’ll be reading the book together each week.

If you have any questions and want to know more, fill out the White Accountability Group Interest Form.
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Global Spiritual Life Fellowship

Join GSL’s 10-week fellowship to dive deep into the textual wisdom of different faiths. Text-study is an integral part of many religious and spiritual traditions, and is a powerful way to build community around a shared commitment to intellectual investigation of big questions. Each week will be focused around a different religious tradition’s approach to the topic, and will be co-taught by a Spiritual Life Advisor and a GSL staff member.
 
Topic: What can moments of uncertainty teach us about resilience? What do sacred texts have to say about rhythm, rest, and gratitude? What can we learn from different faith traditions about interdependence, service, and our obligations to ourselves and to others?

Learn more | GSL Spiritual Wisdom Fellowship
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A/P/A Voices: Covid-19 Public Memory Project 

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In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing violence, precarity, and insecurity in the US, with disproportionate repercussions for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander (NHPI) peoples. As part of the A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project, NHPI roundtable participants from Tongva territory (Southern California), Hawaiʻi, and Osage territory (Arkansas) share their experiences organizing with and responding to the needs of their communities during this time of intensifying crisis.

Monday, February 22nd | 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST
Learn More | A/P/A Voices: A Covid-19 Public Memory Project

Rise with Robert, Global Spiritual Life 

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Join GSL's Program Administrator Robert for this monthly series on the mindful art of bread baking. Each month we'll bake a different bread as a meditative practice, and explore different spiritual approaches to bread and sustenance. This month we'll be baking hot cross buns. You'll receive the ingredient list when you RSVP so that you can bake along with Robert, and if you don't have access to an oven join anyway for storytelling and community! With the rise of the dough, we, too, shall rise!

Wednesday, February 17th | 2:00 PM EST
Zoom | Rise with Robert

EmpowerED Consulting

EmpowerED Consulting is an NYU student-run consulting organization that works with education-based nonprofits on semester-long projects. Our aim is to improve educational equity in the NYC area, by recruiting passionate college students and grouping them into teams, and then pairing them with an educational non profit that needs our services. Consulting services/projects can range from helping organizations with recruitment and retention analysis, fundraising strategies, impact measurement, and more! No prior consulting experience is necessary or expected, and all we ask for is a genuine interest in social justice and education.

Attend one of our two info sessions to learn more:
EmpowerED Consulting | Sunday, February 7th, 1:00 PM EST
EmpowerED Consulting | Tuesday, February 9th, 8:00 PM EST

EmpowerED is accepting applications for the Spring 2021 semester. Please apply via the below link by Tuesday, February 16th at 11:59 PM EST!

Learn More + Apply | EmpowerED Consulting
Instagram: @empowerED.nyu
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Browse through some of the events, announcements, and resources we are sharing this week. As your scroll through, let us know what other activities, events, or resources could be helpful to you, and the larger Silver community, in staying connected with one another. Are there other things you need to feel supported through this one-of-a-kind learning experience? Are there more ways we can support you? Drop us a note at silver.inclusivestudentlife@nyu.edu with any suggestions, questions, or feedback and follow us on Instagram at @silverinclusivestudentlife.

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