Conference on Cities, Climate and Migration
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Conference on Cities, Climate and Migration

Climate change and natural disasters are fundamental drivers of migration and will grow in importance in the future. Through interdisciplinary panels and breakout sessions, the Conference on Cities, Climate and Migration, hosted by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility in collaboration with other departments at The New School, will address the challenges facing cities in the U.S., examine issues of social justice in planning responses, and explore the role of cities as actors on the national and global level.

Breakout Session 2:30 - 3:30pm: Feet in 2 Worlds, A project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School: The session will feature data visualization on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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 A Symposium on Socially-Engaged Learning and Public Scholarship
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

A Symposium on Socially-Engaged Learning and Public Scholarship

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How might we advance The New School's legacy of challenging the status quo through socially engaged learning and scholarship?

Join us for a day of thoughtful conversations, peer exchanges and reflections at the Collaboratory Symposium 2018. Be a part of a university-wide network and engage with faculty, students and community partners at the forefront of innovative approaches and practices to creating a more just, resilient and equitable society.

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Tea/ Coffee & Entrance activities
10:30 am - 11:00 am - Welcoming remarks / Keynote
11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Panel Discussion and Q & A
12: 30 pm - 1 pm -  Lunch Served
1:10 pm -  2:40 pm - Roundtable Discussions Round 1 & Reportback
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Roundtable Discussions Round 2 & Reportback
4:15 pm- 5:00 pm - Closing Reception

Panelists :

Maya Wiley, Joseph Heathcott, Jess Irish, Ben Wilson, Cynthia Lawson, Rob Robinson, Masoom Moitra

Panelists will deep-dive into questions around socially engaged learning, practice and scholarship at The New School: How do socially-engaged projects and pedagogy consider and incorporate social justice issues and methods? How can students be better prepared for engaged learning with external partners and communities? What institutional processes, structures and resources would better support strong community partnerships and enhance the social justice outcomes of engaged learning activities?  


Roundtable Themes and Facilitators :

  • Activism through Arts and Culture: Cecilia Rubino, Manon Slome
  • Creating Transformation through Public Dialogue: Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, Lydia Matthews
  • Community-engaged Social Ventures: Dennis Derryck, Mehdi Salehi, Michele Kahane, Maru Bautista
  • Co-producing Knowledge through Public Scholarship: Joseph Heathcott, Jeffrey Goldfarb, Mary Watson
  • Deconstructing Race and Power: Sujatha Jesudason, Judy Pryor-Ramirez, Ujju Aggarwal, Nadia Williams
  • Imagining Change with Youth Partners: Austen Osworth, Bernadette Ludwig, Jessica Walker
  • Media and Technology for Public Engagement: Anezka Sebek, Colleen Macklin, Sarah Montague
  • Mobilizing for Environmental Justice: Ana Baptista, John Clinton, Jess Irish, Stephen Metts
  • New Spaces for Civic Action: Braden Crooks, Nelesi Rodriguez, Trebor Scholz
  • Participatory Design with Communities: Andrew Shea, John Roach, Lara Penin, Miguel Robles Duran
  • Partnering for Economic Justice: Gabriela Rendon, Kevin McQueen, Lesley Painter-Farrell
  • Preparing for Community Engagement: Cynthia Lawson, Chris London
  • Visualizing Data and Reality for Social Action: Aron Hill, Maya Georgieva
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School Choice and Integration in NYC
May
2
9:00 AM09:00

School Choice and Integration in NYC

Forty percent of New York City kindergartners take advantage of school choice to enroll in schools other than their zoned neighborhood school. What does this mean for the children who choose, and what does it mean for the schools they leave behind?

Senior research fellow Nicole Mader of the New School's Center for New York City Affairs will present her research findings, based on student-level zone assignment data for 700,000 pupils over 10 years.

School choice has allowed thousands of children to leave low-performing schools for higher performing schools, often outside their neighborhoods. But it has also resulted in higher concentrations of poverty and shrinking enrollments and budgets in the schools they leave behind, making it ever hard for those schools to serve their neighborhoods well.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including:

  • NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa
  • New School Professor Maya Wiley, co-chair of the city's school diversity working group
  • Dennis Morgan, PTA president of PS 180 in Harlem and a member of the Community Education Council for District 3.
  • Allison Roda, author of Inequity in Gifted and Talented Programs: Parental Choices about Status, School Opportunity, and Second-Generation Segregation.
  • Ujju Aggarwal, New School professor and author of the forthcoming book The Color of Choice: Raced Rights and the Structure of Citizenship

Clara Hemphill, director of education policy and editor of InsideSchools, will moderate.

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Tough Calculations: What is a College Worth?
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Tough Calculations: What is a College Worth?

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Choosing the right college has never been easy. But today the stakes feel higher than ever. College cost and debt is rising. Many schools have poor graduation rates or do little to help students find jobs. And the economy is changing at a breakneck pace. How can students and families decide which institution will offer the greatest return for their hard-earned tuition dollars?

Join the Center for New York City Affairs for a discussion on the latest tools for calculating the true value of a school. What factors should students consider in developing a college list? Are on-line sites and rankings helpful? And how can all of this information be used to make our higher education system more responsive to the needs of students?

Keynote Presentation by Kaitlin Mulhere, special projects and college rankings editor, Money Magazine

Kaitlin Mulhere will then join in a discussion with:

  • David Helene, co-founder of Edquity, an on-line college financial
    planning tool

  • Khushboo Jamal, Brooklyn College graduate & CUNY Tech Fellow

  • Angie Kamath, university dean for continuing education and workforce development, CUNY

  • Sonia Szymanski, co-director of college inquiry, College Access: Research and Action (CARA)

Moderated by Kim Nauer, education research director, Center for New York City Affairs, The New School

Event is free to attend but registration is required.

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Book Launch: Neighborhood Success Stories by Carol Lamberg
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch: Neighborhood Success Stories by Carol Lamberg

Join Milano as Carol Lamberg launches her new book, Neighborhood Success Stories: Creating and Sustaining Affordable Housing in New York. A long-time leader of New York City’s affordable housing movement, Carol was Executive Director from 1983 until 2014 of the Settlement Housing Fund, one of the city’s largest and most innovative sponsors of affordable housing. Part memoir, part policy analysis, Neighborhood Success Stories distills key lessons for building and managing affordable housing. Carol reflects on the social purpose, vision, and practical challenges of the projects she’s been involved in, while vividly capturing the life and times of those who engaged in the creation and maintenance of housing and those who have benefited from it.

“Carol Lamberg knows her stuff, and she shares it all in this book. It’s a testament to her decades-long struggle to create affordable housing in New York City by any means necessary—one that has great relevance today, even as federal support for housing programs has dwindled to a trickle.”
Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

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The Corner of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Welfare
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Corner of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Welfare

The panel is made up of survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence and child witnesses who will provide their perspective on being a survivor and the response by the Administration of Children's Services (ACS) to their domestic violence experience. Panelists will give recommendations on how child welfare officials can better respond to and assist survivors and their children. 

Panelists include:

  • Katherine M. Gerald, Child Welfare Campaign Chair, Voices of Women
  • Johnnie Lee Fielder, Child Witness to Intimate Partner Violence

  • Dana Hanuszczak, EMT, CASAC-P, Community-Organizer for Membership/Meetings, Voices of Women

  • Hope Lyzette Newton, Steering Committee Chair, Voices of Women

  • Nedene Simon, Board Member, Voices of Women

  • Sabra Simon, Child Witness to Intimate Partner Violence

Moderator: Tracey D. Little, LCSW, CASAC, Board Chair, Voices of Women

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Working with Families of the Poor: Taking Forward the Legacy of Salvador Minuchin
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Working with Families of the Poor: Taking Forward the Legacy of Salvador Minuchin

SpeakersEma Genijovich, Lic. (Psychologist), International Consultant and Trainer in Systems and Family Therapy ⦁ Carol Shapiro, Founder of Family Justice and La Bodega de la Familia ⦁ Veronica Barenstein, Director, Family and Couples Therapy Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA ⦁ Rita Abadi, LMHC, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program ⦁ Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School ⦁ Alberto Minujin, Executive Director, Equity for Children

Salvador Minuchin's work bridges the complexity of individual and family needs in helping to overcome trauma. Child advocates and family therapists across the profession can do so much more to support children and their families in this area. 

Activists, educators, and students -- Join us for a discussion that will help you in your work!

For more information, please call Beatrice Mauger at (212) 229-5400 ext. 2455

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What's Next for Children's Behavioral Health Care?
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

What's Next for Children's Behavioral Health Care?

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One in ten children in New York State has a serious emotional disturbance. But the system designed to serve them is chronically overwhelmed. Sick kids sit on waitlists. Mental health and substance abuse clinics struggle to hire pediatric specialists. And providers lose money on Medicaid-funded programs.

When the State launched its massive project to redesign Medicaid, it committed to expanding children’s behavioral health services. The goals: catch problems early, keep kids out of institutions, and allow providers to build urgently needed capacity.

But children’s reform has repeatedly been put on hold, and its future is uncertain.

Join the Center for New York City Affairs for a discussion of what’s next for children’s behavioral health care: What do vulnerable kids and adolescents need? What are the barriers to accessing care? What steps should the City and State take to improve the system? What’s next for kids in the State’s Medicaid redesign?

Panelists include:

  • Donna Bradbury, Associate Commissioner, Division of Integrated Community Services for Children and Families, NYS Office of Mental Health

  • Gail Nayowith, Principal of 1digit LLC and Chair, NYCDOHMH Community Services Board

  • Jennifer Havens, MD, Director and Chief of Service, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center

  • Kenton Kirby, Director, Make it Happen and Director, Clinical and Trauma Support Services, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

  • Tonia Spence, Senior Director, Early Childhood Services, The Jewish Board

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Film Screening - Beyond Conviction
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening - Beyond Conviction

Please join the Institute for Transformative Mentoring at their monthly Social Justice Movie Night. The featured film is BEYOND CONVICTION.

BEYOND CONVICTION offers an eye-opening look into a process that could have far-reaching repercussions for the ways we approach crime, criminal justice and conflict resolution. 

In 1998, the state of Pennsylvania launched a pioneering mediation program in which victims of violent crimes or their family members could meet face-to-face with the perpetrators of their crimes. The program provides an opportunity for survivors to express long-brewing emotions and get answers to questions that have haunted them. It also allows perpetrators to express remorse and attempt to make amends after years of reflection. BEYOND CONVICTION follows three pairs of survivors and perpetrators as they go through this emotionally intense program. This powerful documentary provides a rare glimpse into the lingering pain, questions and regrets for both sides and reveals the bold and difficult path to redemption and reconciliation.

*Refreshments and a moderated discussion will follow the screening. 

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NYC School Admissions: Public & Private
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

NYC School Admissions: Public & Private

Applying to pre-kindergarten or kindergarten in NYC? Considering both public and private schools? Join the experts who have visited hundreds of schools at this free event to demystify the application process. Gina Malin, executive director of the Parents League of New York, will talk about private schools. Clara Hemphill, InsideSchools founder, will talk about public schools.

The event is free. A $25 ticket includes a copy of Hemphill's book, New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools.

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Michelle Jones Lecture "The Big Set Back: Consequences of Criminal Convictions"
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Michelle Jones Lecture "The Big Set Back: Consequences of Criminal Convictions"

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 Michelle Jones is a first-year doctoral student in the American Studies program at New York University, and a Research Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. While incarcerated, Jones published and presented her research findings to dispel notions of the reach and intellectual capacity of justice-involved women. Also while incarcerated, Jones presented legislative testimony on a reentry alterative she created for long-term incarcerated people that was approved by the Indiana State Interim Committee on the Criminal Code. She is currently on the board of Constructing Our Future, a reentry alterative for women created by incarcerated women in Indiana, which provides women leaving prison with access to rehabilitative programming, carpentry job skills and the means to earn their own home and serves as Entrepreneurship Development Director for The Ladies of Hope Ministries as well as a 2017 Beyond the Bars fellow.

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PUP Speaker Series: An Evening with NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

PUP Speaker Series: An Evening with NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

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Join us for a discussion with Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller since 2007, and graduate of Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Public and Urban Policy (’88) on his efforts as trustee of America’s third largest state pension fund to shape corporate policies and practices on environmental, social and governance issues and achieve strong returns for the Fund. In his tenure as State Comptroller, the New York State Pension Fund has been one of the most active in the U.S. in promoting sustainable business practices among its portfolio companies on a wide range of issues, including climate change, board diversity, LGBT rights and political spending.

Moderated by Charles H. Allison Jr., Associate Professor of Professional Practice, The New School.

For more information, please contact milanocommunications@newschool.edu

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Child Welfare: The Unintended Consequence of the War on Drugs
Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Child Welfare: The Unintended Consequence of the War on Drugs

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Moderated by Aarin Michelle Williams, Senior Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW)

Panelists include:

  -Dinah Ortiz, Parent Advocate Supervisor at The Bronx Defender Services

  -Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

  -Emma Ketteringham, Managing Attorney of the Family Defense Practice at The Bronx Defender Services

The Speaker Series is designed to bring community, families, parents, and professionals together to address timely and pertinent areas of concern related to child welfare.

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Getting Proactive in the Preserving & Strengthening of Human Services in NY
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Getting Proactive in the Preserving & Strengthening of Human Services in NY

Join us for a conversation with policymakers, economists, and human services experts focused on the economic and social impact of human services CBOs, and the need to preserve and strengthen their critical role in building foundational supports that contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The event is being organized in partnership with the Human Services Council of NY and will offer an overview of a new report by Oliver Wyman and SeaChange Capital Partners and commissioned by Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and American Public Human Services Association, A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America, and focus on what New York can do to address the underlying causes of financial vulnerability in this sector and actions to ensure its sustainability.

Moderator: Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

Panelists:
-Fran Barrett, New York State Interagency Coordinator for Nonprofit Organizations - ‎New York State Governor's Office
-Dr. Herminia Palacio, Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services, Office of the Mayor
-Dylan Roberts, Partner, Oliver Wyman
-Emary Aronson, Chief Program Officer, Robin Hood Foundation

Doors open at 8:30 am and an opportunity for networking will take place after the event.

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Film Screening - Life and Debt
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening - Life and Debt

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Join ITM for their monthly Social Justice Film Screening. 

Life and Debt takes as its subject Jamaica's economic decline in the 20th century. The story has reverberations in the plight of other third-world nations blindsided by globalization, like Ghana and Haiti. After England granted Jamaica independence in 1962, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) stepped in with a series of loans. These loans came with strings attached--the kind that would eventually plunge the country $7 billion into debt, stranded without the resources to dig themselves out.

Refreshments and a moderated discussion will follow the screening.

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Monitoring the Minimum Wage
Feb
14
9:00 AM09:00

Monitoring the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in New York City has been increasing, incrementally, from $8 per hour in 2014 to $15 per hour by December 31, 2018. Each increase presents opportunities and challenges for local businesses and for workers and jobseekers earning at or near the minimum wage. Join members of the local business community in a discussion about how they are adapting to the minimum wage increase, how those adaptations are impacting employees earning the minimum wage or just above, and what workforce development stakeholders can do to be responsive and proactive to these changes

Presenter: James Parrott - Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Center for NYC Affairs

Moderator: Andrew Rasiej - Founder and CEO, Civic Hall

Panelists:

  • Adria Powell - President, Cooperative Home Care Associates

  • Elvira Ryder - HR Consultant, Food & Beverage Industry

  • Katy Gaul-Stigge - President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of NYNJ

  • Ulanda Garrett - Recruiter, AlliedBarton Security Services

In collaboration with the Workforce Field Building Hub

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Poverty, Race & Child Welfare
Feb
13
9:00 AM09:00

Poverty, Race & Child Welfare

Please join us for a discussion on child welfare, race, and poverty. In collaboration with the Child Welfare Organizing Project, this panel focuses on how and why poverty is often framed as neglect in the child welfare system. This discussion puts the experience, needs, ideas, and aspirations of parents at the center of the conversation.

Panelists:
-Erin Cloud from Bronx Defenders
-David Lansner from Lanser and Kubitschek
-Michelle Burrell from Neighborhood Defenders Services Harlem
-Phalizyah White from Parent Representative
-Anequa Campbell from Brooklyn Defender Services

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