Open House – Spring 2024
Apr 20 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Join us for an unforgettable experience at our Spring 2024 Open House!
Women’s History Month in collaboration with the Medgar Evers College Multimedia Dance Studio Presents: Elevate your well-being and discover techniques to enhance mental clarity and focus.
MindfulMEC offers 5 FREE yoga classes March through April 2024. These classes are taught by a certified, dynamic, and highly experienced teacher. Classes focus not just on physical fitness and health but also on connecting to our center and finding peace through meditation-in-movement.
All classes are open to students, faculty, and staff with a current and valid MEC ID.
These classes require registration. Seating is limited.
Location: 1150 Carroll Street, 2nd Floor – Carroll Dance Studio, Room 223
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Maria-Luisa Ruiz is a French Professor at Medgar Evers College. She is a certified yoga instructor with more than 700 hours of training done in the Yoga School of New York, which follows the tradition of TKV Desikachar founder of the Viniyoga of Yoga. In this tradition, the connection with breath and the heart chakra is the most important one. The need of each individual practitioner is placed at the center of the experience and there is plenty of room to adjust and modify the postures done in a slow pace. Maria-Luisa Ruiz is also trained in Vedic Chant. She plays the violin and practices the 5 rhythms, a meditative dance practice created by Gabrielle Roth.
Women’s History Month in collaboration with Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College Presents:
A conversation with Liberia peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate on Then & Now! How she got started and the direction her life work has taken her. Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace: How sisterhood, prayer and sex changed a nation at war.
2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, President of Gbowee Foundation
Location: 1638 Bedford Avenue • Edison O. Jackson Auditorium • 6:00pm
Let’s Spill the Tea on Mental Health! My Mental Health Matters Tea Party!
Women’s History Month, Office of Student Life & Development, Counseling & Psychological Service and Health Services
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Medgar Evers College Social Work Conference, Thursday, March 28, 2024; a 8:00 AM continental breakfast will be served. This year’s national event at Medgar Evers College marks the 17th annual celebration of the contributions of the Social Work profession.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY Presents its
17th Annual Social Work Conference 2024
In Recognition of
March Is National Social Work Month
Thursday, March 28, 2024 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225
Sponsored by Medgar Evers College Transition Academy and The Department of Social Work in collaboration with Bronx Psychiatric Center – New York State Office of Mental Health and New York City Children’s Center – New York State Office of Mental Health
About the Conference
Trauma is an emotional response to a negative event. Without appropriate support services, unresolved trauma can have a significant impact on one’s overall functionality, well-being, and life course. Furthermore, emerging issues across healthcare delivery systems have demonstrated significant inequities in levels of quality and access to resources for socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, people of color, people with disabilities, and women. Every person should have access to healthcare!
Proactively addressing the expanding role of social workers in addressing issues of population health, trauma-informed approaches to care for individuals, families, groups, and communities remain at the forefront of the world health agenda. These key indicators serve as a foundation for further exploration, intervention, and advocacy.
Convening for its annual conference in March 2024, Medgar Evers College celebrates Social Work Month with this year’s theme,
“Empowering Social Workers: Readjusting The Lens Of Society Through Social Work.”
- Understanding Trauma Across The Life Course: Youth and Young Adults
- Unaddressed Trauma: Understanding the sign, symptoms, and impact of trauma among formerly incarcerated people.
- Inequities in Health Care: Re-traumatization as an implication of health care service delivery
There are two ways to attend, in person or via Zoom.
More information is forthcoming.
I’m hoping you will join me for my first Chat with the President of the semester on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 2-3:15 p.m. in the AB1 Dining Hall. Bring your questions, your thoughts and your Cougar spirit! — Dr. Ramsey
In partnership with Queer Voices NYC, the Medgar Evers College LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council is organizing dinner and a film screening. For this year’s theme, Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, we plan on featuring a film about Sylvia Rivera, and having a moderated conversation. Rooted in social justice and equity, QVNYC celebrates LGBTQIA+ filmmakers of color from around the world and across all 5 Boroughs of New York City, and aims to empower artists and audiences alike through their exceptional catalog of films, live panels, and talkbacks.
1638 Bedford Avenue • Edison O. Jackson Auditorium • 4:00pm
Office of Kings County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in collaboration with the Medgar Evers College Women’s History Month Committee Presents:
How to avoid the pitfalls of scams and social media propaganda.
1638 Bedford Avenue • Edison O. Jackson Auditorium and 1st Floor Lobby
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Join us in Bedford’s Founders Auditorium to kick things off with a parade of flags, a steelpan performance and a keynote speaker from MTA NYC, then lunch in the AB1 cafeteria to sample a variety of ethnic dishes!
Rev. Monica DeCosta is COO at MTA NYC. Rev. DaCosta is a multifaceted leader, ordained itinerant preacher and inspiring educator, serving as the head pastor at Christ’s First Presbyterian Church In Hempstead, NY.
Travis Roberts teaches steelpan in NY schools. The native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now the President of CASYM Inc., Vice President of USSA, and the manager of the Brooklyn Steel Orchestra. He has also performed in numerous events all over the county.
Join the Black History and Women’s History Committees for our annual dinner and jazz music event celebrating Black female jazz artists. This year’s Trailblazer Award Honoree is 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, President of Gbowee Foundation.
There will be raffle prizes, including a round-trip ticket to anywhere JetBlue flies.
ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS EVENT:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information regarding the event.
Stay tuned for registration information.
1638 Bedford Avenue • Dining Hall • 7:00pm