FFiR Programs present: The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project: The US Justice System, Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration Through DNA Testing

Date: Saturday April 26th

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Rhodes Room, Brittany Hall (55 East 10th Street)

Join Antonio Yarbough and Karen Wolff for a discussion about how our justice system at times can get it terribly wrong and the devastating consequences for Mr. Yarbough and hundreds of others. Mr. Yarbough was exonerated by DNA testing in February 2013 – after 20 years of wrongful incarceration. Ms. Wolff, a former attorney now working as a social worker at the Innocence Project (with her MSW from NYU), has been assisting Mr. Yarbough with his transition from prison. Mr. Yarbough will discuss how he was wrongfully convicted, what prison was like, what led to his exoneration and what his life as a free person has been like so far. He and Ms. Wolff will also discuss the general issues and lack of resources most exonerees face after being released into a new world.

The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Refreshments provided


Diversity Drive-In: MissRepresentation + Trip to see The Other Woman

On April 27th at 2:00pm, meet in the C3 Lobby to leave to see The Other Woman in theaters. The first ten to sign-up will receive tickets. After the screening, join us at 6:00pm in the C2 Lounge to watch MissRepresentation which explores the representation of women in the media and its implications. Then there will be a discussion about the two films.


Diversity Drive-In MissRep

Diversity Drive-In: Malcolm X with After Film Event!

On Feb. 21st at 2:00pm, enjoy a screening of Malcolm X to celebrate Black History Month! After the film at 5:30pm, meet in the C3 Lobby to leave for The Malcolm X Museum which will be holding their annual Malcolm X commemoration event to honor the human rights activist on the anniversary of his assassination. Only the first ten people to sign-up will receive tickets to the museum.


Want to Attend an African Dance Class + Watch an Awesome Movie (Diversity Drive In)


Want to Attend an African Dance Class + Watch an Awesome Movie (Diversity Drive In)

This month the Social Justice and Diversity team will be hosting another Diversity Drive in which focuses on international genocide.

Come join RA’s Tommy and Chelsea for a night of fun. This event will start off with the screening of War Dance. Then residents will attend an African Dance Class on 13th st.

Please email RA Chelsea @co571@nyu.edu or RA Tommy @tc1280@nyu.edu if you have any questions.



Come hang out with RA’s Chelsea and Tommy for the screening of the movie Pariah on Thursday October 10th at 8:00pm in the C2 Lounge.

Pariah tells the story of Alike, a 17-year old African-American teenager embracing her identity as a lesbian.

Come support the LGBTQ community on October 10th for National Coming Out day. There will be food and refreshments at this event.

FRIDAY: Ally Week Closing Event

Allyship Beyond Ally Week
Kimmel 802
Friday, April 19th, 5pm – 6:30pm 
Join us as we celebrate and reflect on the commitment to allyship. We will mark the end of NYU Ally Week 2013 with spoken word performances, music, and, of course, Ally Week photos!  Featured artists include Kevin Nadal, Kay Barrett and Tonya Ingram of the NYU Slam Poetry Team. Light refreshments will be served.
Check out the facebook event.

MONDAY: Ally Week Opening Event

Reimagining Trayvon: Allyship at the Intersections
Palladium Multipurpose Room
Monday, April 15th, 6pm – 8pm 
More than a year has passed since the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin but the implications of his death for people of color and other marginalized groups continue to resonate. Join us as we bring discussion of these issues to NYU and begin to think about what it means to be an informed and effective ally.
Featured panelists include Michael Skolnik of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorofChange.org, Ejeris Dixon, Deputy Director of the Anti-Violence Project, and Johanna Miller, Interim Advocacy Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Refreshments will be provided. Check out the facebook event.

PubliColor Community Service

The mission of Publicolor is to engage under-served students in their education and to catalyze change by empowering them and other residents of inner-city communities to transform their environments through the power of color and collaboration.

Join RAs Elyse and Darrin as we mentor middle and high school students while revitalizing the Bronx Design and Construction Academy!

Sign up here. Meet at 9am on Saturday, March 9th in the C3 Lobby. Be dressed to paint!

Volunteer with the Bowery Residents Committee this Saturday!

This is a reminder about the MLK Day of Service opportunity this Saturday, February 23 from 9:30am-3pm. The Bowery Resident’s Committee STILL NEEDS our help!

YOU MUST sign up for the event by TOMORROW (2/22) by 5PM here!

The event is scheduled from 10am-3pm. As a volunteer you will participate in a large-scale painting project at the facility. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing that can get paint on it! Please be prepared to have a MetroCard for travel. We will meet in the C3 Lobby and depart no later than 9:30am.

Site location: Bowery Resident’s Committee
Address: 30 Delancey Street, New York, NY