When is NYU Ally Week?
During the week of April 15th-19th, 2013 the NYU LGBTQ Student Center and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs will call on all NYU students, staff and faculty to PLEDGE TO BE AN NYU ALLY to people of a different race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, or identity than their own.
What is NYU Ally Week?
At a large urban institution with hundreds of micro-communities, it is often challenging to foster meaningful cross-cultural interactions. The annual NYU Ally Week creates opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to deepen their understanding of the experiences of others, and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that confront many in our society. Working from an intersectional and intercultural understanding of oppression, the entire campus community will be challenged to examine stereotypes and prejudice through events, a photo campaign, pledge stations, and social media!