Connected Community

Connected Community

Stay informed, engaged and active through a series of #JJAYconnected community workshops this summer. Browse through the range of choices below and register for the worshops that are most interesting to you. You can register for one workshop part or multiple parts. Check JJAYSASP IG and your John Jay email for weekly updates. 

Register for Upcoming Workshops
July 27 - July 30
August 3 - August 13

 

Workshops by Theme
Wellness and Self-care
Justice in Action
Career Powerup
Artistic Expressions
Tune Up, Tech Up
Financial & Entrepreneurial Savviness

Wellness & Self-care Workshops

Yoga and Meditation for Self-care
​Together we'll explore the four elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air) through meditation and  yoga for self-care.
Facilitators: Sumaya Villanueva, Associate Provost and Monika Son, Chair/Director of Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department
June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15
Wednesdays, 11:00am

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Adulting 101: Information on Essential Life Skills
Everything you wished you learned in high school instead of quadratic equations.
Facilitator: Cortanay Parker, LEAP Senior Academic Advisor
June 24, August 3
Wednesdays, 
1:00pm

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Surviving and Thriving: Dimensions of Wellness  
Together we'll explore the eight dimensions of Wellness and how to improve in each of these areas. This will be a holistic version of health and understanding of how each dimension is vital to not only survive but thrive.
Facilitator: Nikki Gupton, CSIL Specialist
June 24: Part 1 Emotional
July 1: Part 2 Environmental

July 8: Part 3 Financial
July 15: Part 4 Intellectual
July 22: Part 5 Occupational
July 29: Part 6 Physical
August 5: Part 7 Social
August 12: Part 8 Spiritual 
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30pm
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Dining In: Restaurant Quality Meals at Home
Let's take the fear out of cooking, shall we? Learn how to be skillful, adaptable, and comfortable in your kitchen to make inexpensive and quick meals that most importantly taste delicious!
Facilitator: Ariana Kazansky, Forensic Psychology
June 29: Cooking Basics
July 13: Baking Basics
July 27: Entree and Dessert

Mondays, 4:00pm

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Stretch & Flex
Increase your flexibility and build your muscle strength with stretching and dancing.
Facilitator: Tirza Ben Ari, Forensic Psychology
July 7: Part 1
July 14: Part 2
July 21: Part 3

Tuesdays, 11:00am

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Get Ready with Us! Makeup Application 101
An interactive tutorial on the basics of makeup. Learn how to ensure your face stays fresh and consistent during the warm summer months! Topics include eyeshadow application, contour, staying power, eyeliner, and lash application, among others.
Facilitator: Jon Salamak, CSIL Coordinator
July 8: Part 1
July 15: Part 2
July 22: Part 3

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm

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Wellness Through Arts
Art and wellness go hand-in-hand. Art allows for freedom of expression where you can release all your thoughts and feelings while strengthening your emotional and mental well-being in the process. With everything happening in the world right now, let's make art our creative outlet.
Facilitator: Sarah Arguelles, Forensic Psychology
July 20: Part 1
July 27: Part 2
August 3: Part 3

Mondays, 4:00pm

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Basic Self Defense
Protect yourself! Learn how to assess the situation and execute basic punching, kicking, blocking, attacks, and more.
Facilitator: Mackenzie Fingerhut, Forensic Psychology
Monday, July 27: Part 1 
Tuesday, July 28: Part 2 
Wednesday, July 29: Part 3

Time: 3:00 pm

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Justice in Action Workshops

The Work: An Open Conversation About Racial Justice and the Need for Sustained Action
With demands for racial justice everywhere, from protesters in the streets to our students and faculty, now is the time for our justice-minded community to take the next steps toward meaningful action. Come and hear from John Jay alumni who work closely on justice reform issues that are at the forefront of our minds. Together, we will explore the work ahead, the many ways students can contribute, and discuss how our curriculum, programs and services can better support equity and prepare those who are committed to justice advocacy. Join the John Jay community for an open conversation on the next steps toward racial justice. 
Facilitators: Dara Byrne, Associate Provost; Danielle Officer, CSIL Director; Kate Szur, SASP Senior Director 
Friday, June 19 | 1:30pm
.Past event

2020: Year of Latin Power
National Association of Latino Elected Officials
Thursday, July 16
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
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Social Justice & Movement Lawyering
For those interested in pursuing a career in pursuit of social change—whether as an organizer, activist, lawyer, journalist, social worker, or other profession—this course will examine the role that lawyers can play and have historically played in movements. We will contextualize our discussion by examining structures of privilege and oppression and each participant's experiences with both. We will examine the current Black Lives Matter movement and look closely at the role that lawyers are playing—both in terms of the specific expertise they bring to bear and the limits of their role. We will also look briefly at the other actors in a movement and their relationship with lawyers. Participants will be asked to do some light prep work in advance of the sessions and be ready to engage in discussion. Participants having their video on will be strongly encouraged to create a safe atmosphere for all.
Facilitator: Jill Maxwell, Deputy Counsel
July 21: Part 1
July 28: Part 2
Tuesdays, 11:00am
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Asserting Your LGBTQ+ Identity in College
Things get awkward when you've been misgendered. You want to speak up but still remain professional. How do you do it? Or maybe you have accidentally misgendered someone else. You feel embarrassed and want to know how to prevent this from happening again. How do you do it? This comprehensive workshop builds confidence in LGBTQ+ folks to claim their identities and educates allies on finding and using inclusive language.

Facilitator: Sam Ascencio, English
July 21: Part 1
July 28: Part 2
August 4:
 Part 3
Tuesdays, 3:30pm

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How to Be an Antiracist: Maintaining Antiracist Ideology
These workshops will talk about what anti-black racism is and the importance of being anti-racist. We'll also discuss how students at John Jay who intend to work within or around the criminal justice system can create action steps to support them in maintaining an anti-racist agenda in their respective careers.
Facilitator: Evalaurene Jean-Charles, CUNY BA
July 30: Part 1
August 6: Part 2
August 13: Part 3

Thursdays, 5:30pm

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Resilience to Rise: "Know your Rights" 
If you're passionate about humanitarian issues, this workshop will introduce you to Human Rights Law and how to engage in rights-based approaches to justice.
Facilitator: Euxhenia Hodo, International Criminal Justice & Human Rights
Tuesday, August 4: Part 1
Wednesday, August 5: Part 2
Thursday, August 6: Part 3

Time: 4:00pm

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Student Civil Rights & Civil Libeties

This summer, we’ve experienced so much that implicate our rights: Our right to free speech and to protest; our rights not to be discriminated against or harassed, by the police or those with whom we disagree. Also, we’ve witnessed a lot of legal changes in the news: new Title IX regulations by the Trump Administration, and the DACA and LGBTQ rights rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. In this session, John Jay's Office of Compliance & Diversity experts Gabriela Leal and Robert Kim will lead a fun and interactive session covering all these topics. Participants will learn more about their civil rights and civil liberties protections generally as well as how John Jay protects students’ rights. Participants will also have a chance to interact with each other and ask questions to explore how John Jay can foster greater equity, respect and inclusion for all students regardless of their identities, backgrounds, or viewpoints.

Facilitators: Robert Kim, Senior Title IX/EEO Investigator & Gabriela Leal, Interim Director, Compliance and Diversity 
Thursday, August 6
Time: 12:00pm


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Career Powerup Workshops

Owning the Room: The Art of Public Speaking 
Public speaking is an art, particularly in a virtual format.  Knowing what to say is as important as how you say it.  Is your speech full of "filler" works such as "like," "um." "ah," and "so?"  Do you get nervous speaking in public?  This course will help you to become a more confident and better public speaker.
Facilitator: Michael Matinez-Sachs, Dean of Students 
Tuesday, June 23
Time: 1:30pm
.Past event  

Create Your Perfect Resume Using Resume Assistant 
Job search prep series: Students will learn fundamentals of Excel, create a LinkedIn profile, navigate Microsoft Teams, and learn how to use Microsoft Assistant to create a resume.
Facilitator: Stacia Maynard, Career Counselor
Wednesday, July 1
Time: 11:00am -12:30pm

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Leadership and Communication: Understanding Your Communication Style 
To be an effective leader, you must learn your communication style and the styles of those around them. Together we will complete an assessment, as well as do case studies on communication that worked and didn't work.
Facilitator: Nikki Gupton, CSIL Specialist
July 7: Part 1
July 14: Part 2

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm

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LinkedIn: Build Your Brand
Job search prep series: Students will learn fundamentals of Excel, create a LinkedIn profile, navigate Microsoft Teams, and learn how to use Microsoft Assistant to create a resume.
Facilitator: Stacia Maynard, Career Counselor
Wednesday, July 8
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

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Negotiating Your First Job
Understanding what you can or cannot negotiate is an important skill when accepting a job offer.  In some fields, very little can be negotiated, in others your imagination is your limit.  Don't think that negotiations are limited to salary, perks such as company cars, parking spaces, season tickets, higher education, are all available.  This course will provide you the do's and don't of negotiating your job offer.
Facilitator: Michael Martinez-Sachs, Dean of Students
Thursday, July 9
Time: 1:00pm
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Leadership and Self Awareness
Facilitator: Makeda Jordan
Thursday, July 9
Time: 3:00pm
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Spice Up Your Learning with Minors & Electives
Learn about the different options at John Jay for minors and electives, including experiential learning.
Facilitator: Alex Vasquez, LEAP Senior Academic Advisor
Monday, July 13 | 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 5 | 3:00pm

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Fundamentals of Excel
Job search prep series: Students will learn fundamentals of Excel, create a LinkedIn profile, navigate Microsoft Teams, and learn how to use Microsoft Assistant to create a resume.
Facilitator: Stacia Maynard, Career Counselor
Wednesday, July 15
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

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Conflict Resolution
Facilitator: Makeda Jordan
Thursday, July 16
Time: 3:00pm
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How to Navigate Microsoft Teams 101
Job search prep series: Students will learn fundamentals of Excel, create a LinkedIn profile, navigate Microsoft Teams, and learn how to use Microsoft Assistant to create a resume.
Facilitator: Stacia Maynard, Career Counselor
Wednesday, July 22
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
 
Careers in Law

These workshops will cover the following topics: recent Supreme Court Decision on DACA and Title VII, success in Law School, Pro Bono and corporate social responsibility, public service as a lawyer.
Facilitator: Proskauer
Thu July 23 |  Law School: What It Takes to Succeed
Tue July 28 | Careers in Law: The Power of Public Service
Time: 1:30pm
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Experiential Learning Opportunities: How Can They Help Me Explore Career Options?
Learn about experiential learning opportunities and how they can broaden your career choices. 
Facilitator: Cristina Di Meo, LEAP Manager 
Monday, July 27
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

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Careers in Criminal Justice
Learn about career trends and the different career options in the field of criminal justice.
Facilitators: Ahmadou Mboup, LEAP Senior Academic Advisor and Andi Mylonas, Senior Academic Advisor
Monday, July 27
Time: 1:00-2:00pm

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Email Etiquette: How to Write a Professional Email
Job search prep series: Students will learn fundamentals of Excel, create a LinkedIn profile, navigate Microsoft Teams, and learn how to use Microsoft Assistant to create a resume.
Facilitator: Stacia Maynard, Career Services
Wednesday, July 29
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

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Creating a Professional ePortfolio
Learn how to create an academic and career ePorfolio that showcases your strengths and unique experiences.
Facilitator: Girard Tecson, ePortfolio Specialist
August 4 and 11
Tuesdays, 3:00pm

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3 Pillars of Executive Presence 
The 3 pillars of executive presence are gravitas, communication and appearance. When the 3 pillars work together, they frame someone who can command a room, show grace under pressure and lead a work force toward success under good times and bad.
Facilitator: Rosann Santos, Director of Alumni Engagement
Tuesday, August 11: Pillar 1 Gravitas
Wednesday, August 12: Pillar 2 Communication
Thursday, August 13 : Pillar 3 Appearance

Time: 4:00pm

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Artistic Expressions Workshops
 
Creating Your Next Big Single: Music Production 
For music lovers to learn the basics of music production.
Facilitator: Artem Kovalev, Public Administration
June 26: Part 1
July 10: Part 2
July 24: Part 3

Fridays, 3:00pm

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Inspiration Through the Lens: Photography for Beginners
Start building your photography portfolio. Develop your unique talent, skill, style, and creative inclination in this workshop for beginners.
Facilitator: Raffaella Elmi, Forensic Psychology
July 7: Part 1
July 21: Part 2
August 4: Part 3

Tuesdays, 4:30pm

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Voice & Power Poetry 
A workshop that allows students to learn skills and techniques of writing in the context of their own stories/poems.  Bringing visibility to the voices and experiences of John Jay students, this safe and virtual space was created to provide healing, inspiration, inclusivity, and unapologetic freedom of expression for all races, genders, sexualities, and beyond.  Through creativity in a safe space curated by a fellow artist and student, students will find their “voice & power” and be liberated by the experience!
Facilitator: Nakiah Williams, English
July 9: Part 1
July 23: Part 2
August 6: Part 3

Thursdays, 11:00am

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Tune In, Tech Up Workshops
 
Animal Crossing Island Design
Are you stuck inside, living vicariously through your Animal Crossing villager? Do you need help designing your island so your villagers can be proud to live there? Do you want tips on how to achieve that 5-star island? You'll find them here! We'll teach you all the tricks on creating that dreamy, aesthetic island.
Facilitator: Jon Salamak, CSIL Coordinator 
June 29: Part 1 Achieving 5 Stars
July 6: Part 2 Island Ideas
July 13: Part 3 Island Ideas & External Resources

Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm

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Brand Yourself with a Website Made by You!
Students will learn how to make a simple but elegant looking website using Google Sites and basic HTML/CSS coding. This will help them build their own website which they can use as a portfolio, resume, and/or blog where they can share their stories and expertise. This will be a breakthrough in future job interviews where anyone knowing how to work with basic web development and web coding may get priorities. Also, they can submit their website link as their resume or to showcase their works.
Facilitator: Avijit Roy, Computer Science
Monday, July 13: Part 1
Tuesday, July 14: Part 2
Monday, July 20: Part 3
 

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Entrepreneurial & Financial Savviness Workshops
 
The Perfect Score: Interpreting Your Credit Report 
This workshop will provide a general overview of how credit works, how a credit score is determined, the difference between a credit and FICO score, how to read a cedit report, and how to correct errors on a credit report.
Facilitator: Michael Sachs, Dean of Students
Thursday, August 6
Time: 1:00pm

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Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
Interested in entrepreneurship but not sure how to get started? Join us to earn the basics! These workshops are designed to introduce you to what it means to be an entrepreneur and acquaint you with both the challenges and opportunities involved in starting and operating a new business. If you are just being introduced to the concept of entrepreneurship, brainstorming business ideas, or already stated developing your idea, this workshop is for you!
Facilitator: Emily Eliseo, Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Monday, August 10: Part 1
Tuesday, August 11: Part 2
Wednesday, August 12: Part 3

Time: 5:00pm

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