GiSCA Palooza 2011

posted Apr 19, 2011, 6:00 AM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Apr 23, 2011, 12:51 PM ]

An Evening of the Arts and Social Change;
7-9pm Saturday April 23rd in Milbank Chapel

The Palooza is GiSCA's signature annual spring event, a participatory, creative, meaningful, humorous and fun attempt to provoke and be provoked.
 Social Regime Change Begins at Home Too!! Join us to refill the soulful energies of students, faculty and staff to do effective work, while reinvigorating our commitment to living daily lives that resist and transform structural injustices in our communities and broader society.

The Palooza evening goes like this: we have a few 3-8 minute acts (theater, music, film, visual arts, sculpture, you name it), and then we have facilitated audience dialogue, then we repeat. Refreshments and an after-party round out the night.

"The Lottery" film and discussion

posted Mar 24, 2011, 8:57 AM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange

Thur March 31; 7:30pm; Columbia Law School JG 102

"The Lottery" is a documentary film which poignantly addresses many of the issues surrounding education reform, centered upon a group of students hoping to attend the Harlem Success Academy. After premiering at the The Tribeca Film Festival last year, the film has garnered much praise from film critics and education professionals alike. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion during which students can directly engage with leading education reformers, such as Michael Regnier, the Director of Policy at the NYC Charter School Center, and Paola Zalkind, Leadership Resident at Harlem Success Academy I.

This event is co-sponsored by the African Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Black and Latino Student Caucus, Child Rights Group, Education Law and Policy Society and the Global Initiative for Social Change through the Art.

Official Website:



GISCA Palooza Application

posted Mar 4, 2011, 2:09 PM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Mar 4, 2011, 2:16 PM ]

GiSCA Palooza Call for Applications

Applications can be downloaded from the 'Attachments' below.

Want to be featured in GiSCA Palooza? Fill out an application and submit it to us by March 25th; Decisions will be announced March 29th. We will accept applications of all art and all experience levels. Get yourself seen! This is a great chance to showcase your creative self.

Film event: "In the Woods"

posted Feb 8, 2011, 1:56 PM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange

Explore with us, delve deep into the corners of the mind with Part One of the ...In the Woods experience, Wednesday Feb. 16th, 5pm @ Milbank Chapel; followed by Q&A with Director Jennifer Elster and TC Associate Dean Kristine Roome.

This will be one of the first times that this unique film experience is shared with the public.

Student Organization Wine and Cheese Reception

posted Jan 19, 2011, 5:07 AM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Jan 19, 2011, 5:16 AM ]

On January 20th, Student Organizations are hosting a Wine and Cheese Reception. This will be in the Everett Lounge from 3-5pm. The Wine and Cheese is a great way to learn about the clubs at TC, including our own GISCA. Make sure you see us to sign up for our listserv. The listserv is the best way to hear about upcoming events and become active in GISCA.

Kick-Off to Final Exam Season Happy Hour!

posted Dec 7, 2010, 3:51 PM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Dec 7, 2010, 5:54 PM ]

Kick-Off to Final Exam Season Happy Hour!
DJ & Drink Specials
Thursday December 9th 
9pm to Midnight 
Amsterdam Cafe Lounge
1207 Amsterdam Ave.

Sponsored by Teachers College organizations including The Association of Latin American Students, the Black Student Network, the Coalition of Latin@ Scholars, the Global Initiative for Social Change through the Arts, and the Peace Education Network


posted Nov 9, 2010, 8:01 AM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Nov 9, 2010, 8:11 AM ]

Tuesday November 16th, 6pm Lerner Party Space, Free Dinner!!


For 23 years, a rebel group called the Lords Resistance Army terrorized Northern Uganda, causing massive displacement, abducting thousands of innocent children and forcing them to become child soldiers. The LRA was recently forced out of Uganda, but is now causing large-scale death and destruction in three surrounding countries. What started out as a small rebel movement has evolved into one of the longest, most violent conflicts on the continent.

Come learn about the conflict in central Africa through a documentary screening and discussion with representatives from the non-profit Invisible Children and two Ugandan University students. These students will share their stories: stories of war, recovery and hope. You will also learn how YOU can be part of the solution and take proactive steps to help end this deadly war.

Any donations and profits from merchandise sales will go to build radio alert systems that will save lives in Northeast Congo where the LRA is currently attacking. Brought to you by Amnesty International, UNICEF, GlobeMed, Columbia Child Rights Group, InterVarsity Social Justice, African Students Association and the Global Initiative for Social Change through the Arts.

"Why do you want to work with dangerous scum? A starting point for the pedagogy of the Prison Creative Arts Project"

posted Oct 30, 2010, 1:17 PM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Dec 7, 2010, 5:56 PM ]

Workshop Participation is Limited – Advance Registration Required
Light Refreshments Served

Registration is required for this workshop to explore more deeply the ideas and
approaches of the Prison Creative Arts Project with Dr. Alexander. Through dialogue,
theater and other arts exercises we will investigate the praxis of critical pedagogy. Please
email ArtsAndSocialChange [at] gmail [dot] com to sign up and receive workshop venue and
additional information.

More information on the Prison Creative Arts Project and Dr. Alexander’s book is available
at the link below:

The above events are supported by the Teachers College Office of the Vice President
for Diversity and Community, CU Arts, the Office of Student Activities and Programs, the
Global Initiative for Social Change Through the Arts, the Peace Education Network, and
the Black Student Network.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid [at] tc [dot] edu, (212) 678-
3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request
reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a
campus map of accessible features.

"Critical Education and Incarceration: A Conversation with the Founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project"

posted Oct 30, 2010, 1:16 PM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Oct 30, 2010, 1:37 PM ]

Featuring a Performance by the Columbia University Gospel Choir Reception Following in Zankel Hall

Dr. Buzz Alexander, national professor of the year from the University of Michigan, will
present his new book: Is William Martinez Not Our Brother?: Twenty Years of the Prison
Creative Arts Project. This pioneering education program provides university courses and
coordinates a national network for incarcerated youth and adults to help them withstand
and often overcome the conditions and culture of prison through the arts.

Panel Discussants Include:
  • Kathy Boudin, formerly incarcerated; Director, Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, CUSSW
  • Jondou Chen, Teachers College Student Press Initiative
  • Chris Emdin, author of "Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation"
  • Michael Rebell, Executive Director, Campaign for Educational Equity
  • Carol Shapiro, seminar leader, "Rethinking Criminal Justice: Moving Beyond an Individual Approach"
  • Julia Taylor, contributing author, "Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre"

AMPLIFY: An Evening Benefiting HOPE & The Voice Project (sponsored by Le Poisson Rouge)

posted Oct 30, 2010, 1:14 PM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Oct 30, 2010, 1:25 PM ]

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