17 November, 2016 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor.
Panel Discussion on the Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health
17 November, 2016 – WCPUN affiliate Media for Change hosts a 12-hour international virtual conference around the question: What Can Media Change?
16 November, 2016 – 6:30 pm KJCC, Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012
Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain. Discussion with Assistant Professor Gustavo Setrini, Food Studies program at NYU Steinhardt and Shamina de Gonzaga of What Moves You? / WCPUN.
INDOCUMENTALES immigration film and dialogue series features HBO Latino’s Habla y Vota at NYU’s King Juan Carlos Center on Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 at 6:30 pm, followed by a discussion with Special Guest Speakers, Director, Alberto Ferreras, and Comedian and Writer, Gabe Gonzalez. Indocumentales is co-presented by Cinema Tropical, NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and what moves you?, an affiliate of WCPUN. RSVP
21 September 2016 – On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, Miami Dade County invited WCPUN to join leading local civic leaders, artists and students, in commemorations at Government Center. Executive Director Shamina de Gonzaga was also invited to make a special address to the Community Relations Board (CRB) focused on connecting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to the realities of Miami Dade. Webcast of CRB address is available at http://miamidade.gov/wps/portal/Main/webcasting for September 21st, proceedings begin 30 min into video.
WCPUN remembers and honors the legacy of Board Member and Friend, Al Orensanz. A true Renaissance man, Al Orensanz made his mark in a variety of fields. His expansive knowledge of sociology, philosophy, history, and the arts were matched by a profound understanding of international affairs and love for humanity.In New York City’s Lower East Side, his heroic efforts prevented the demolition of the historic building and former synagogue located at 172 Norfolk St. transforming it into a vibrant center of global culture and local community life. As a Board Member of WCPUN and Contributor to Centerpoint Now, he brought wisdom, humor, invaluable collaboration and vision to our activities. While we mourn his passing, it is with gratitude for having had the opportunity to know and work with him over the years, that we wish to celebrate his extraordinary life.
WCPUN Board Member and Streaming Museum Founder, Nina Colosi, gives a keynote talk at ArtHelsinki on the joint WCPUN/SM project “A View From The Cloud.” Colosi’s presentation features views on art and digital technology in exhibitions, world affairs, and the art market. Special guests include humanoid robot BINA48, Bruce Duncan, Managing Director of the Terasem Foundation, and humanoid portraitist, painter, and conceptual and digital artist, Claire Jervert. http://arthelsinki.messukeskushelsinki.fi