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oMA Events: Spring 2018 (NYC)

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs has a jam-packed spring schedule featuring a museum outing, Writing Circle Wednesdays, and a highly anticipated hip hop lecture series.

Dr. Martin Luther King Lecture and Reception featuring Marc Lamont Hill, PhD
Tuesday, February 27 | 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Schimmel Center
Marc Lamont Hill, PhD, is one of the most gifted intellectuals of our time. He is a scholar, journalist, activist, author, and television personality. He was the host of the syndicated television show Our World with Black Enterprise and hosts HuffPost Live. He is also a BET News correspondent and a CNN political commentator. Further, Hill hosts VH1 Live! and reunion shows for Basketball Wives. In 2016, he released his book Nobody: Causalities of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. Register for this event hosted by Pace's Black Student Union today.

College Survival Skills Workshops and Beyond
Thursday, March 1 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 913
oMA's ongoing college survival skills workshop series will again commence on March 1, for a session dedicated to internships and job searching. The series will round out the spring semester with a session titled Passport to the World—Domestic and Travel Abroad Opportunities on Thursday, April 5.

Museum Outing: Brooklyn Museum
Friday, March 2 | 3:30 p.m. | 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Kick off the weekend with a trip to Prospect Park's supreme attraction, and one of the most spectacular landmarks in the five boroughs. Students will tour the exhibit Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, which takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world, and examines the massive urban redevelopment and its effects on the millions of hajj pilgrims who make the journey each and every year.

Hip Hop Series
Thursday, March 8 | 3:00 p.m. | Schimmel Lobby
Join oMA for part one of a three part series discussion hip hop and its broader impact on music and culture. The first session, Hip Hop, Masculinity, and Misogyny, will be followed by Hip Hop and the Movement (March 22) and Hip Hop and Wellness (April 8).

Writing Circle Wednesdays
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 913
Have something to say? Join the writing circle at the oMA Lounge, which features a diverse collection of writers of all skill levels. Whether you're just getting your thoughts out or dead set on writing the next great novel, there's a seat with your name on it!

Shades: Women of Color Collective Thursdays
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 913
Join the Shades Women of Color Collective for weekly discussions on topics that matter most to you. The Collective also discusses college survival skills that are important to develop if you want to reach your greatest potential.

Urban Male Initiative Thursdays
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 913
Join the Urban Male Initiative for weekly discussions on topics that matter most to you. The group will also talk academic and life skills, pop culture, and more.

Knitting Circle Fridays
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 913
Ever want to learn to knit? Or are you already a knitting superstar, looking for a community of individuals who share your interest? Itemsas well as blankets, scarves, and hatswill be donated to Bellevue Hospital. The circle fosters a supportive environment for all ages and skill levels!

Race, Violence, & Verse: Writing in the Age of Trump
Thursday, March 29 | 3:00 p.m. | Schimmel Lobby
A thought-provoking writer's workshop with activist writers and spoken word artists who will be examining the impact of race and violence in communities of color.

Community Service Fridays
March 30, April 6, 13, 20, May 4 | New Roots Community Farm
Head to New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx and join the ever-growing family of farm volunteers making a true difference in the Concourse Village neighborhood of the South Bronx. Become informed about food insecurity, and learn some valuable farming skills that will prove to be beneficial far after these community service sessions.