GC’s Student Counseling Service at the Wellness Center

The Graduate Center’s Student Counseling Service at the Wellness Center reaffirms our commitment to students of all faiths, racial groups, nationalities, immigration statuses, genders, sexual orientations and political parties.

For those who need a safe space to talk, The Graduate Center’s Student Counseling Service at the Wellness Center will have appointments available for confidential and supportive counseling sessions. The Wellness Center is located in Room 6422 and can be contacted at 212-817-7020<tel:212-817-7020>. You can also find information and request services on our website: http://www.cuny.is/wellnesscenter.


Origami 101

THIS FRIDAY in 6112 from 2-4PM Francesca Silva will be teaching an Origami 101 class. There will be a second session on April 21st in 5409.


See attached flyer. We look forward to seeing you.


Digital Privacy Workshop for Activists

Digital Privacy Workshop for Activists
Bluestockings Bookstore (172 Allen Street, New York, NY), 3/27 at 7:00
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1066132743516402/

Governments and corporations use mass surveillance to discourage dissent and resistance. Many activists fear this will only worsen for Americans under Trump’s regime. This workshop aims to illuminate the wider political context of surveillance and some of the nuances of privacy and its ethos, teach the practice of threat modeling, and finally, offer some practical steps to using digital devices more safely for activists and community groups.

Workshop Topics:
– What is privacy? How do we normalize it in our day-to-day life?
– What is threat-modeling?
– Why should we prioritize free software?
– The praxis of safer digital privacy: what programs to use and how to use them (information on safer operating systems, safer browsing, safer communication, safer collaboration, phone security)
– How can we begin to move away from Facebook and Google?
– How can political and community groups begin to implement measures to have their work more digitally secure?

Bluestockings Bookstore is closest to the F, J, M, Z Delancey/Essex Street Station (non-accessible), the F 2nd Avenue Station (non-accessible), and the M15 bus (accessible). Bluestocking’s’ entrance is accessible, but bathroom is non-ADA compliant.

This is a free event and no prior knowledge is required. But Bluestockings will ask for donations to help keep one of the only feminist bookstores in the United States running.

If you questions about the workshop, please reach out to Melissa Marturano here or at melissa.marturano@protonmail.com.

The workshop will NOT be livestreamed.

Please help us to spread the word by inviting more people to the Facebook event and distributing the flyer/info to your networks!


Self Defense Classes


Revolutionary Fitness conducts donation based classes EVERY Thursday. Their website is here. Classes are from 8-8:55PM. A description for the class reads:

Self defense training is a class primarily developed for the women & LGBTQ members of our community but open to all those who are interested in attending. The class focuses not only on self defense techniques, but also on ways to prevent becoming a victim. Learn how to defend yourself and at the same time get a great workout in.

They are located at 1637 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029. In addition to donation based self defense classes they offer a few others as well, more information on those classes here.

Everything is Awful and I’m Not Okay: New Semester Check In




New semesters can be tough especially when the world as a whole is messy. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed we have something for you. What follows is a flyer called Everything is Awful and I’m Not Okay. Sometimes when we’re overwhelmed we need a reminder to deal with stuff. I have a copy printed by my desk and it helps.

If you need, the Wellness Center offers counseling services and has walk-in hours on Mondays from 10:30-11:30AM. More information can be found here. It is okay to need help and reach out.

The Spring semester calendar is filling quickly so keep your eyes on the DSC website, Health and Wellness Officer website, and your email to stay abreast of what the DSC/GC is doing to help you.

And as always the DSC Lounge (5495) has condoms and safer sex supplies, aromatherapy oils, coffee/tea, tampons, and more.