2nd Annual At-Risk Intervention & Prevention Conference

 

At-Risk Flyer Final

The 2nd Annual At-Risk Intervention & Prevention Coference is designed to provide the Lehman College community with the opportunity to have an open dialogue with community activists and organizations about issues that effect our communities. Topics discussed will be but are not limited to:

1) Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

2) Homelessness

3) Police Brutality

4) Youth Advocacy

5) Youth Criminalization

6) Re-Entry Population

7) Mass Incarceration

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Program Overview

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Breakfast Meet & Greet – Opening Remarks

9:30am – 10:30am

Myriah Rose

Host

Lehman College Alum

ClassAction Student Group Alumni Coordinator

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At-Risk

Intervention & Prevention

Panel Discussion

10:30am – 12:00pm

Marika Turano

Director/Producer

“The Word Is Love”

A Documentary Film

Panelist

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Zulu Malika Benu Ma’at

ClassAction Student Group

Founding President/Program Coordinator

UZN Dept. of Community Affairs

Program/Project Coordinator

UZN Chosen Chapter 33

Community Affairs Coordinator

Panelist

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Daniel “Majesty” Sanchez

Justice Committee:

Bronx Cop-Watch Coordinator

UZN Chosen Chapter 33

Panelist

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Brother Tarik

UZN Department of Community Affairs

Original Black Panther Party NYC

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Jason Jayology

Lehman College Alum

Actor, Director, Producer & Writer

“Price of Silence”

Panelist

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Amir Varick

Lehman College Alum

Social Justice Activist

Panelist

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At-Risk Intervention & Prevention Luncheon

Special Presentation By

Marika Turano

12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Elements of Culture:

Art Showcase & Open Mic Session

2:00pm -5:00pm

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Featured Artist:

Imani Vidal

Stolen Lives and Resurrection Photographic Experience

“Stolen Lives and Resurrection -The Impact of Police Brutality in the Bronx” is a photographic experience by photographer and Bronx resident Imani Vidal. It features five mothers: Constance Malcolm mother of Ramarley Graham, Ana Cuevas mother of Reynaldo Cuevas, Juanita Young mother of Malcolm Ferguson, Iris Baez mother of Anthony Baez and Margarita Rosario mother of Anthony Rosario and Aunt of Hilton Vega.

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Featured Performers:

Sudden Chemistry

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Nirvana

Spoken Word Artist

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Queen C

Spoken Word Artist

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Special Workshop Facilitator:

Daniel “Majesty” Sanchez

Justice Committee:

Bronx Cop-Watch Coordinator

UZN Chosen Chapter 33

Rhinocerous Woman By Assata Shakur

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Rhinocerous woman
who nobody wants
and everybody used.
They say you’re crazy
cause you not crazy enough
to kneel when told to kneel.

Hey, big woman –
with scars on the head
and scars on the heart
that never seem to heal –
I saw your light
and it was shining.

You gave them love.
They gave you shit.
You gave them you.
they gave you hollywood.
They purr at you
cause you know how to roar
and back it up with realness.

Rhinocerous woman,
big momma in a little world.
You closed your eyes
and neon spun inside your head
cause it was dark outside.

You read your bible
but god never came.
Your daddy woulda loved you
but what would the neighbors say.

They hate you momma
cause you expose their madness.
And their cruelty.

They can see in your eyes
a thousand nightmares
that they have made come true.

Black woman. Baad woman.
Wear your bigness on your chest like a badge
cause you done earned it.

Strong woman. Amazon.
Wear your scars like jewelry
cause they were bought with blood.

They call you mad.
And almost had you
believing that shit.

They called you ugly.
And you hid yourself
behind yourself
and wallowed in their shame.

Rhinocerous woman –
this world is blind
and slight of mind
and cannot see
how beautiful you are.

I saw your light.
And it was shining.

– Assata Shakur

Thank You!!!….

Peace Family

I know that’s been a while since I have been active. I just had to take the time to express my gratitude for everyone’s support. To come back and see so many comments about how the information shared is useful and empowering means a lot.

Thank you all for being patient… As they say Good Things Come To Those Who Wait 🙂

Peace
– Benu Ma’at

1st Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Elements of Culture Hip-Hop Educational Summit

HIP-HOP EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT

On Friday November 8, ClassAction Student Group is hosting the

1st Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Elements of Culture Hip-Hop Educational Summit

at Lehman College.

This is a free event open to the entire Lehman College Community and local high school students.

On-Line registration is available:

http://1stannualhiphopsummit2013.wordpress.com/