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Opening of Shades of the Rainbow Exhibit About LGBTQ+ Students at LaGuardia Community College

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: E-building Atrium, 2nd Floor


The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives is opening a new oral history and photography exhibit, Shades of the Rainbow: Generation Z Reframes Gender and Sexuality, exploring the personal experiences of LGBTQ+ students at LaGuardia Community College. The exhibit includes photos and video of LaGuardia Community College’s LGBTQ+ students, in which they share their life experiences.​

At the opening reception, LaGuardia Community College's president, Dr. Gail O. Mellow and Provost Paul Arcario, and New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, are scheduled to speak. A representative from LaGuardia's Straight and Gay Alliance (SAGA) student club may speak as well. 

Exhibition Overview : 
Shades of the Rainbow: Generation Z Reframes Gender and Sexuality explores the personal experiences of LaGuardia Community College LGBT students. Through photography, film, and oral history, they tell intimate stories about coming out in families of different ethnicities, races, and religions. In the process, they challenge traditional understandings of gender and sexuality in American culture. Moreso than millennials, Gen Z members reject gender binaries -- rather, they view gender and sexuality as fluid and flexible, not fixed and static. ​ They use gender-neutral pronouns like “they” and “them.”

Shades of the Rainbow asks simple but powerful questions: What is it like to be Black and lesbian? Latino and gay? Asian and gender nonconforming? The answers reveal the joys and struggles of coming out for these post-millennials. From an array of neighborhoods in New York City, we catch glimpses of individuals enduring hardships but also finding love and support from friends, partners, and family members. Mostly people of color, these students seldom see affirming imagery of themselves in the media and in popular culture. This project aims to remedy the lack of positive representation and chronicle the experiences of groups historically on the margins in American society.​

Refreshments will be served

Credit & Student Loan Repayment

When: Thursday, May 02, 2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: C-Building, C-103

Build and improve your credit. Understand student loan repayment options.

Learn how to manage your money and plan for your future.

If you have a credit card or student loan debt and want to learn about repayment options and budgeting, this workshop is for you.

To request more information, please contact Antonio Olivero at aolivero@lagcc.cuny.edu, 718-730-7585 or Visit Student Financial Services C-107.

8th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

When: Saturday, May 04, 2019 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where: Cordner of Meeker and Garnder Ave, Brooklyn, NY 974 Meeker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Join thousands of volunteers across the Hudson Valley in the 8th annual Riverkeeper Sweep. LaGuardia volunteers will work from land or water to clean up Newtown Creek, the waterway that runs near our college (designated as a federal Superfund pollution site). Wear clothes you can work in and plan to have fun while taking care of your community. Lunch will be provided.

Register here

Vision Screening No-cost Eye Exam & Eyeglasses

When: Monday, May 06, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: E-Building, E-111


Minimizing Vision Problems in College
Eye troubles are a common side effect of being a college student. Students spend so much time reading textbooks, writing papers, and staring at lighted screens - computers, social media, online gaming and tv/movie watching - it's almost inevitable. Eye issues should not be ignored. Learn the importance of paying attention to eye health, how to prevent eye issues and what to do if eye concerns arise. - Michele DiGirolamo

Visit the Health Services Center (room MB40) to complete an application and schedule an appointment.

No out-of-pocket cost - SIGN UP

Please contact the Health Services Center via email at Health-Center@lagcc.cuny.edu or call (718) 482-5280 to request accommodations.

MoneyBoss Workshop: What I Wish I Knew About Student Loans

When: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Where: E-building, E-242


Join Professor Hugo Fernandez, Humanities, as he speaks about lessons he learned from his student loan experience. Even if you don't have student loans now, you may in future. Be prepared to manage your loans so they don't manage you. And you may win a personal finance book in our famous book raffle!

Please Register for this event.

New York Forum of Amazigh Film

When: Thursday, May 09, 2019 9:15 AM - 9:00 PM

Where: E-building, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theater


New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) as a co-curricular global learning activity.
Our 5th edition on May 9th and 10th will showcase documentaries, shorts, and a feature chosen to explore the theme of Navigating Plural Identities of North Africa, which encompasses a variety of languages, ethnicities, religions, cultural practices, and artistic expressions.


Program Highlight: On Thursday May 9th, we will start at 9:15 a.m. with an hour-long session on rural Amazigh women’s labor and self-perceptions. We will then welcome Dr. Daniela Merolla, an expert from the Sorbonne’s National Institute of Oriental Languages and Literatures, and the Moroccan filmmaker Hakim Belabbes to join in conversation and help us discuss a short documentary on the Amazigh wedding ceremony. Our afternoon session features a powerful journey of return by a Dutch-Moroccan woman who probes her family’s perceptions of gender equality. Students can also enjoy Gnawa music and a reception before the evening session - Belabbes’s elliptical and humorous feature, “Defining Love.”

Program Timeline:

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Introduction to NYFAF
The Mountain's Echo: The Voices of Amazigh Women
Soufian Aaraichi, documentary, Morocco, 2015, 16 min
Q & A with student cultural translators

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Call for Discussion: North African Plural Identities through Amazigh Film
Dr. Daniela Merolla and Hakim Belabbes, Moroccan Filmmaker

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Amazigh Wedding in the Anergui Valley
Farida Benlyazid, documentary, Morocco, 2016, 26 min
Q&A with Daniela Merolla and Hakim Belabbes

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The journey of Khadija
Khadija al Mourabit, Documentary, Netherlands/Morocco, 2017, 71 min
Q&A with the filmmaker

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Musical Performance: Gnawa Music

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Reception

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Defining Love, a Failed Attempt
Hakim Belabbas, experimental feature, Morocco/USA, 2012, 90 min
Q&A with Hakim Belabbes

Please contact Habiba Boumlik at hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu or 718-482-5160 for more information.

Investment Basics

When: Thursday, May 09, 2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: C-Building, C-103


Learn investment foundation concepts to achieve your life goals.

Learn how to manage your money and plan for your future.

If you have a credit card or student loan debt and want to learn about repayment options and budgeting, this workshop is for you.

To request more information, please contact Antonio Olivero at aolivero@lagcc.cuny.edu, 718-730-7585 or Visit Student Financial Services C-107.

New York Forum of Amazigh Film

When: Friday, May 10, 2019 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Where: E-building, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theater


New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) as a co-curricular global learning activity.
Our 5th edition on May 9th and 10th will showcase documentaries, shorts, and a feature chosen to explore the theme of Navigating Plural Identities of North Africa, which encompasses a variety of languages, ethnicities, religions, cultural practices, and artistic expressions.

Program Timeline:

10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Best Amazigh Short Competition – screenings, vote, and ceremony
No, Dimna Bounaylat, Morocco 2018, 18 min
Family in Exile, Fatima Matousse, Morocco 2018, 15 min
Afdis (The Hammer), Azro Magora, Libya 2017, 12 min
Lotos, Slim Belguith, Tunisia, 2018, 8 min

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Tekrouna,
Syrine Said, Documentary short, Tunisia, 2015, 10 min
Roundtable: Amazigh Cinema with Dr. Daniela Merolla, Filmmaker Hakim Belabbes, and faculty and students from Columbia University and LaGuardia Community College

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Anâaq (Migrating)
Mohamed Bouzia, documentary, Morocco, 2018, 60 min
Q&A with invited guests

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Afdis (The Hammer)
Azro Magora, Libya, 2017, 11min
Zahra’s Mother Tongue
Fatima Sissani, documentary, France, 2011, 93 min
Q&A with invited guests

Please contact Habiba Boumlik at  hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu or 718-482-5160 for more information.

Other Than Personnel Services

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: E-building, E-255


Summary: This workshop will introduce rules and processes for procuring goods using Research Foundation (RF) grant funding.

Major topics: bidding; placing orders; small order form; purchase requisition form; paying invoices; traveling; awarding honoraria and student stipends; using the RF e-Payment System

Please RSVP to this event.

Please contact Israel Soto, Associate Director for post-award at isoto@lagcc.cuny.edu or (718) 482-5071 for more information.
Please contact Shary Stamers, Administrative Assistant for workshop re at sstamers@lagcc.cuny.edu or (718) 482-5070 for more information.

Newtown Creek Living Dock Data Collection Event

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: North Brooklyn Boat Club 51 Ash Street Brooklyn, NY 11222


During this off-campus event, students will meet with representatives from the Newtown Creek alliance who will discuss the history of Newtown Creek and assist students in the collection of ecological data.

Register here