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New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

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185 free talks, lectures, discussions in New York City (NYC)

In New York City, you can talk with and listen to the best minds in the world without spending a dime! Just take a look at free talks, lectures, discussion, seminars, conferences listed on this page below!

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Join a 45 minute docent-led gallery talk of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 27
12:30 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Exhibition Tour: Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Leslie Jamison. From personal loss to phantom diseases, this essay collection explores the meanings and manifestations of empathy in society. Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
3:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Book Discussion Group: The Empathy Exams
Lecture |
The speaker is Giandomenica Becchio, PhD, Department of Economic Science and Statistics, Univerity of Torino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
4:00 pm

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Lectures, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Gender and Feminist Economics from a Historical Perspective
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Nikole Hannah-Jones is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, where she focuses on education and civil rights. Before joining The Times she worked as an investigative reporter at ProPublica, and before that at local papers in Portland and North Carolina; she has also contributed segments on education to This American Life. Her work on the re-segregation of America's housing and its schools has won numerous awards. She will be in conversation with the Journalism School's George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism Keith Gessen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Talks, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Segregation Today: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine
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Kicking off National Voter Registration Day 2016 with performances and a conversation about voting rights and the impact of the immigrant vote in the 2016 federal elections.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, NYC Votes Red, White, and Blue Bash: A Party with a Purpose
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A talk by Stephanie Gripne, Founder and Executive Director of the Impact Finance Center. Learn about investment strategies that support sustainability and social justice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Social Impact Investing for Sustainability
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Who can forget the strange and wondrous end of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, in which Hermione, the wronged and long-dead queen, is restored to life? Although definitely among the first, the Bard was certainly not the last artist whose imagination was captivated by the notion of the dead woman’s return. Just think of Hitchcock’s Vertigo or Christian Petzold’s Phoenix or David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Join cultural critic Elisabeth Bronfen as she takes us on a journey from Renaissance literature through contemporary cinema to explore the aesthetic and philosophical import of this mysteriously powerful literary trope. Professor Bronfen, of the University of Zurich and New York University, is the author of the groundbreaking Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity, and the Aesthetic and, most recently, Mad Men, Death, and the American Dream.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, The Challenge to Avert Tragedy: The Winter’s Tale Refigured in Vertigo, Phoenix, and Gone Girl
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Michel Houellebecq.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Book Discussion Group: Submission
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Storyteller Regina Ress shares stories of the best human impulses in response to the attack on September 11, 2001.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
6:30 pm

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Talks, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Compassion, Generosity and Grace: Stories from 9/11
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Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow begins her residency with the act of planting a native tree, and the presentation of a new lecture-performance. Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. During her residency, the interdisciplinary artist will research the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions focusing on the historical and contemporary relationship between the islands of Rhun (in present-day Indonesia) and Manaháhtaan to create Rhunhattan, a multiplatform project which will include psychogeographic and immersive tech experiences. Preceded at 6pm by a planting at the Native Woodlands Garden, Schwartz Plaza (corner of Washington Square South and Washington Square East).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
6:30 pm

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Talks, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Artist Talk: Beatrice Glow
Gallery Talk |
Berlin-based architect Francis Kéré discusses past and upcoming projects, illustrating his innovative approach to design and building. Internationally renowned for his utopian "Opera Village", conceived and developed with German visual artist, theater and film director Christoph Schlingensief in rural Burkina Faso, Kéré has shown an unwavering commitment to designing public spaces that promote exchange and collaboration. Invited to take part in this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, he presented In Pursuit of a new Ouagadougou, an ambitious vision for the reconstruction of Burkina Faso’s Parliament House. Taking cues from the social and spatial dynamics of a typical West African village, Kéré presents a design that aims to shape a new perspective both literally and symbolically on the National Assembly.   Following his talk, Kéré will be in conversation with Performa Associate Curator Charles Aubin to examine the role of performance in his projects and reveal how performance can be a radical tool to rethink architecture, its uses and aesthetics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 27
6:30 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Architect Talk: Francis Kéré
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Louis L’amour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Western Book Discussion: The Man from the Broken Hills
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Photographer Gail Albert Halaban explores the tension between public and private life—what is seen by all, and what is hidden. Her latest series, "Vis à Vis," is set in Paris, where she photographs the interior worlds of apartments and courtyards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Photographer Talk: Gail Albert Halaban
Discussion |
Four of contemporary crime fiction’s most exciting writers—Megan Abbott, Laura Lippman, Alison Gaylin and Alafair Burke—will talk about their work, and discuss what the rise in popularity and success of crime novels by women says about the current state of both this genre and our society. This panel will be moderated by Laura Miller of Slate. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Women in Crime Fiction
Lecture |
About the speaker:Martha Rust is an associate professor of English at New York University, specializing in late-medieval English literature and manuscript culture. Her first book, Imaginary Worlds in Medieval Books: Exploring the Manuscript Matrix (Palgrave, 2007) envisioned the confines of a medieval manuscript as the potential territory of a virtual world; her current book project, Item: Lists and the Poetics of Reckoning in Late-Medieval England theorizes the list as a device that enables thinking in a variety of modes. She has also written about comics and picture stories in an essay entitled “It’s a Magical World: The Page in Comics and Medieval Manuscripts.” 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 27
7:00 pm

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Lectures, September 27, 2016, 09/27/2016, Circles, Lines, and Coils: Picturing Life Stories in Medieval Manuscripts and Rolls
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One of the most treasured writers of the English language is none other than William Shakespeare, and the First Folios of his collected plays are some of the most coveted items in any collection. The Library proudly houses and preserves not one but six First Folios, a true asset to the collections. To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, the Library, in partnership with Theatre for a New Audience, invites you to join in the thrill of seeing the First Folio in person, followed by a conversation between Folger Shakespeare Library Director emerita Gail Kern Paster and Shakespeare scholar Tanya Pollard. With an introduction by Richard McCoy, Chair of TFANA’s Council of Scholars, the two will discuss the Folio’s innovative origins, its history as a wildly coveted and carefully conserved artifact, and its continued role in the robust afterlife of Shakespeare.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Sep 28
5:30 pm

Free
Discussions, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, Shakespeare's First Folio: A Look at an NYPL Treasure on the 400th Anniversary of the Bard's Death
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Giambattista Bodoni (1740  – 1813) was an Italian typographer, type-designer, compositor, printer and publisher in Parma.This illustrated presentation will set Bodoni’s work in the context of his era. His progress as a printer is examined, beginning with his early years in his father’s printworks in Piemonte, proceeding to his years as an apprentice at the press of College of the Propaganda Fide in Rome, and culminating in his 45 years of work at the court of Parma. A lecture by Valerie Lester.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, Bodoni: The Face Behind the Face
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In her second book project, The Quick and the Dead, speaker Sophia Roosth asks: At what pace must life proceed in order to count as life? How do qualities such as speed, slowness, time, and temperature shape the ways in which we think about life as form, pattern, or process? What is the place of latency in the life sciences and allied disciplines? Roosth interrogates these questions historically and anthropologically by attending to a variety of scientific communities, among them geobiologists and micropaleontologists seeking ancient microbial life-forms fossilized in stone; resurrection scientists seeking to insert ancient proteins into living cells; and researchers at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which stores samples of the world’s seeds for post-apocalyptic renewal. In her study, Roosth seeks to upset some of the assumptions that define life by privileging process over substance and form over matter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, The Quick and the Dead: Seeking Latent Life in the Polar North
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by by Anthony Doerr. The lives of a blind French girl and a young German radio operator cross paths during World War II in this 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
6:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, Book Club: All The Light We Cannot See
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Atul Gawande.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, Book Discussion Group: Being Mortal
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Sally Tallant will speak about her vision for the Biennial. The 2016 edition of the Liverpool Biennial is on view from July 9 to October 16, 2016, and unfolds through the landscape of the city. It is organized as a story narrated in several episodes: fictional worlds sited in galleries, public spaces, unused buildings, and online, which draw from Liverpool's past, present and future. For her Curator's Perspective talk, Sally Tallant will focus on the importance and specificities of international art events in regional capitals, with the Liverpool Biennial as a case study. Since 2012, Tallant has transformed the Liverpool Biennial by expanding its organizational model to include and prioritize ongoing research, education and production, developing a creative community, and building the city as a place of artistic experimentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Sep 28
6:30 pm

Free
Talks, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, Sally Tallant, Director of the Liverpool Biennial
Lecture |
Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker and author, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Gopnik.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
6:30 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, The New Yorker writer talks about the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers the audience a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, Hugh Howard discusses his book Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
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Born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in New York City and Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, and one-on-one events where visitors contemplate these issues with the artist through eating, sleeping, walking, and conversation. Lee’s projects are often open-ended scenarios for everyday interaction, which take on different forms with the involvement of participants and change during the course of an exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, Artist Talk: Lee Mingwei
Lecture |
Lecturer: Ali Benmakhlouf, Professor of Philosophy at l’Université Paris-Est Créteil and a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. A specialist of medieval Islamic philosophy, political theory, and Frege, he is the editor of the Arabic edition of the Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon. Respondent: Daniel Heller-Roazen, Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He is the author of Dark Tongues: The Art of Rogues and Riddlers; The Fifth Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World; and The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 28
7:00 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2016, 09/28/2016, A Contemporary Perspective on Arabic Medieval Philosophy
Book Discussion |
Discuss Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 29
4:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Book Club: The Quiet American
Lecture |
Populism in both the United States and Europe relies heavily on establishing a narrative through mass and social media. Often, as in Britain's Brexit debate or the current US presidential election, commentators suggest that we seem to be living in a post-fact society.Drawing on his new book Free Speech: Ten Principles For a Connected World (Yale University Press), Timothy Garton Ash reflects on the new challenges to free speech that have arisen even in countries where people enjoy constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression. The free speech we need for democracy, he argues, requires more than just the negative liberty of freedom from prior constraint by the state.Reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Sep 29
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Free Speech In an Age of Trumpery: A Lecture by Timothy Garton Ash
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Both Plato and Aristotle say that doxa—usually translated "belief" or "opinion"—is restricted to a special domain: we have doxa about perceptible things (Plato), or contingent things (Aristotle), but not about necessary, eternal things like Platonic Forms or Aristotelian essences. If doxa is belief in what is now the standard philosophical sense, these restrictions are bizarre: surely one can have beliefs (or opinions) about anything at all. In this talk Moss makes some suggestions about how we should understand doxa in both Plato and Aristotle so as to make sense of their claims.Jessica Moss, Professor of Philosophy at NYU, gives this lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 29
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, No Beliefs About Forms: Doxa in Plato and Aristotle
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A lecture by Dana Renga, Ohio State University.Why is it that we forge deep relationships with onscreen characters whom we would regard as undeserving of positive ethical judgment were we to meet them in our day-to-day lives? Why is it that, via the medium of television, we invite them into our homes, even though we would strive to protect ourselves from their nonfictional counterparts? How does narrative transform ‘villains’ into more ethically complex characters while still representing their villainous behavior? To answer these questions, this talk looks at the representation and appeal of criminals when they are the subject of popular fictionalized accounts, focusing on a selection of recent, well-known Italian Sky television series that humanize and create sympathy for perpetrators.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 29
6:30 pm

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Talks, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Angels of Evil: Sympathetic Perpetrators on Small Italian Screens
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Panel discussion moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman (MIT Press, 2014). These scholars—all specialists  in Charlotte Moorman’s work—will focus on the charismatic cellist who lent her talents and energies not only to numerous performances with erstwhile composer and Fluxus artist Nam June Paik but also to the radical, experimental scene of  1960s and ’70s New York—a pivotal moment in late-20th century art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 29
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, A Moorman-Eye View of New York’s Changing Avant-Gardism
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A conversation centered on Obama's final year in office, his legacy as the first black president, what he has achieved, the myth of the monolithic black vote, and the expectations of black voters during this election. With Nikole Hannah-Jones (New York Times Magazine, co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society), Jamilah Lemieux (Senior Editor, EBONY Magazine), Vinson Cunningham (The New Yorker), and more to be announced. Moderated by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe boardmember & New Yorker web producer Lauretta Charlton.The first 50 beers are FREE for attendees, and all beers will be on sale for a $5 donation after that. Delicious beverages are provided by series sponsor, Sixpoint Brewery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 29
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Black Votes Matter: A Discussion on Obama’s Final Year in Office
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Currently, nostalgia is an omnipresent phenomenon. This goes for popular culture, where retro aesthetics have turned into a dominant mode of design, as much as for political decision making processes which – like parts of the race for the U.S. American presidency or the BREXIT – are driven by ‘longings for a time that never was.’ Yet how does nostalgia work? Why does it sell? And what do we actually talk about when we talk about nostalgia? In her talk, Sabine Sielke explores the complex cultural work nostalgia manages to accomplish in times of (supposed) acceleration and multiply motivated cultural anxieties. Nostalgia, she argues, is not so much a psychological disposition or a characteristic of certain objects, but a phenomenon of modernism and modernization inextricably entwined with the rise of technologies of reproduction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 30
6:30 pm

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Talks, September 30, 2016, 09/30/2016, Nostalgia for the New
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Planned Parenthood is being presented the Ethical Humanist Award: Still fighting for women's rights after 100 years! This is the first time the Award is being given to an organization, marking the moral courage and tenacity of so many who have worked for women’s rights.Award Presentation Film and Panel discussion with prominent speakers in the field: “The Politicizing of Women’s Health and Sexuality: What we can we do about it.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 30
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, September 30, 2016, 09/30/2016, Film screening and discussion on women's rights
Lecture |
Frederick Black of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point delivers this lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 30
7:00 pm

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Lectures, September 30, 2016, 09/30/2016, British Diplomacy in Spain and Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars
Book Discussion |
Come join to discuss the book by Matthew Desmond. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 1
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, October 01, 2016, 10/01/2016, Fort Washington Book Discussion Group: Evicted
Book Discussion |
Discussing Great Expectations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 1
1:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 01, 2016, 10/01/2016, Friends of Dickens Book Discussion Group
Slide Lecture |
Giorgia Lupi gives a visual presentation on a yearlong collaborative exchange with Stefanie Posavec, that is featured in the new book Dear Data. Following the presentation, Giorgia Lupi is joined by the legendary designer and educator Debbie Millman for a discussion delving further into the project and its impact on Giorgia's and Stefanie’s personal and professional lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 1
2:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, October 01, 2016, 10/01/2016, Artist Giorgia Lupi discusses her book Dear Data
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Diverse perspectives on keeping it real with kids--with readings by Elisa Albert, Emily Gould, Mira Jacob, Jade Sanchez-Ventura--and cartoonists Emily Flake Pastore and Lisa Lim, screening comics live!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 1
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 01, 2016, 10/01/2016, Voices from Modern Parenthood: book readings and more
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Discuss The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 3
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 03, 2016, 10/03/2016, Mystery Mondays Book Discussion
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James Barnor is credited with documenting two iconic times in history and being  an advocate of diversifying the field of photography. At the age of 17, a camera given to Barnor by his headmaster would serve as a catalyst for his lifelong career as a photographer and photojournalist of changing societies. In his early 20s he created Ever Young, a portrait studio in Jamestown Accra. His photographs documented the transition of Ghana to an independent country, and portrayed  Britain’s transition to a multicultural society in the 60s. Barnor will share his visual ethos and discuss the critically-acclaimed retrospective solo exhibition of his works, Ever Young. Books will be available to purchase on-site and a book signing will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 3
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 03, 2016, 10/03/2016, Photographer James Barnor discusses his work
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MFA Fine Arts presents faculty member and interdisciplinary artist Dread Scott discussing his work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 4
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 04, 2016, 10/04/2016, Artist Talk: Dread Scott
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Marie Forleo has been named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation. She is the founder and president of MarieForleo.com one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies. Marie's work helps entrepreneurs build a life they truly love and use their gifts to change the world. Marie’s will share her charming and can-do style in this program, it will be full of practical tips and pointers to become your best self and excel in business. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 4
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 04, 2016, 10/04/2016, CEO Series: Marie Forleo
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Participate in a fascinating public discussion with expert opinions on the idea of growing food in public spaces.What if healthy, fresh food could be a public good? Board Swale, a collaborative floating food forest dedicated to food sustainability, for a panel discussion on the topic hosted by the Urban Field Station with perspectives from the NYC Department of Parks, Partnership for Parks, National Forestry Service, Green Thumb, and Brook Park Community Garden.Community gardening has deep roots in many New York City neighborhoods, while new forms of urban farming – including entrepreneurial models, rooftop farms, controlled environment agriculture – are also emerging and proliferating. Activists define food justice as access to healthy, fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate food. Some argue that food justice is a right.Swale is devoted to rethinking New York City’s connection to our needs for sustenance. Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot floating platform, Swale contains an edible forest garden. Functioning as both a sculpture and a tool, Swale provides free healthy food at the intersection of public art and service. With Swale, the creators want to reinforce water as a commons, and work towards fresh food as a commons too.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 4
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 04, 2016, 10/04/2016, Public Food: A Discussion Aboard a 'Floating Food Forest'
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MFA Photography, Video and Related Media presents faculty members Steel Stillman and Marvin Heiferman discussing Heiferman's yearlong project Seeing Science: Photograph, Science and Visual Culture, an online and onsite project designed to create an interdisciplinary dialogue about how photographic images work across the sciences, arts and humanities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 4
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 04, 2016, 10/04/2016, Seeing Science: A Conversation
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Colette Gaiter will talk about former Black Panther party artist, designer, and illustrator Emory Douglas’s work on The Black Panther newspaper in the 1960s and 70s. His subversive and proactive political cartoons and drawings visualized a movement and galvanized activism that persists into the twenty-first century.Colette Gaiter is an Associate Professor teaching Visual Communication at the University of Delaware. After working in graphic design she became an educator, artist, and writer, exhibiting her work internationally and in galleries, museums, and public institutions in the United States. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 4
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 04, 2016, 10/04/2016, Emory Douglas: 50 Years of Revolutionary Art
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First published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid depiction of American life and values replete with brilliantly etched characters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 5
3:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, October 05, 2016, 10/05/2016, Book Club: The House of The Seven Gables
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The Gender Studies Program presents a panel discussion about gender-based violence and responses to it, featuring Priya's Shakti, a multimedia "augmented reality" project that integrates a print comic with digital animation to feature real-life stories and voices of Indian women who have survived sexual assault and faced the ensuing trauma and social stigma.The panel will feature Ram Devineni, co-producer and writer of Priya's Shakti; Dan Goldman, illustrator of Priya's Shakti; and Monica Singh, a former Parsons student who shares her resilient story from surviving a brutal acid attack to becoming UN Women’s Global Youth Champion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 5
4:00 pm

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Discussions, October 05, 2016, 10/05/2016, Gender Studies Panel: Priya's Shakti and Gender-Based Violence
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David Lees discusses the interviewing process and the tools you can use to stand out from other candidates. Learn: • The big secret to communicating and managing interviews • How best to be prepared prior to your interview • How to answer those troubling interview questions
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 5
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 05, 2016, 10/05/2016, Interview With Confidence
Book Discussion |
A lively discussion of Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel.
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Book Discussions, October 05, 2016, 10/05/2016, Book Club: The Sympathizer
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Rina Banerjee’s work investigates the possibilities of cultural identity: its relics, how we identify ourselves, and how that perception changes through the eyes of others. Textiles, shells, antique furnishings, and other vestiges of culture are manipulated and transformed, their meanings complicated by the viewer’s associations. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with a notable solo exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Her works are also included in many private and public collections such as the Whitney Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Centre George
s Pompidou, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum
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Talks, October 05, 2016, 10/05/2016, Artist Talk: Rina Banerjee
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Translator Deborah Smith, whose translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian: A Novel (Hogarth 2016) just won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, will discuss her new translation of one of South Korea’s most acclaimed writers Bae Suah’s A Greater Music (Open Letter 2016) with novelist and editor Ed Park (The Village Voice, The Believer). The novel explores an unnamed writer’s dreamlike return to Berlin in a contemplative narrative that riffs on music and language, love and jealousy.
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Book Discussions, October 05, 2016, 10/05/2016, Deborah Smith discusses her translation of Bae Suah’s A Greater Music
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The Department of Foreign Languages will host a roundtable discussion to discuss the practices of collecting, curating, and archiving Cuban art. Roundtable panelists include: Maria Cabrera Arus - Sociologist, fashion scholar & award-winning founder of CubaMaterial.com, holds a PhD from The New School for Social ResearchSara Reisman - Artistic Director, Shelley & Donald Rubin FoundationHermes Mallea - MGroup Architects and author of several booksElvis Fuentes - PhD Candidate in Art History, Rutgers University, Mellon IDRF 2015-2016Meyken Barreto - Regional Director, Artist Pension Trust. Curator and Independent ResearcherGabriel Vignoli - Cuba IFP Faculty Coordinator; Lecturer in International Affairs, The New School. PhD in Anthropology - The New School PhD in Latin American Studies - University of Calabria/ItalyModerated by Raul Rubio, Chair of Foreign Languages
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Thu, Oct 6
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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Cuban Art Now!: The Practices of Collecting, Curating, and Archiving Cuban Art
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With more than 15,000 migrants dead and disappeared since 2014, the UNHCR has called migrant deaths at sea “the new normal”. Despite the proliferation of images and testimonies about the migration “crisis”, responsibility and accountability for the consequences of border regimes remains elusive, while thousands of migrant deaths around the world remain unnamed, invisible, and ungrievable. The launch event begins at 4pm with a panel discussion with authors Maurizio Albahari, Alexandra Délano, Jenny Edkins, Burkhard Liebsch, and Benjamin Nienass, followed by comments from Banu Bargu and Anne McNevin. Judith Butler will give the keynote address entitled “Grievability and Resistance” at 6pm.
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Thu, Oct 6
4:00 pm

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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Borders and the Politics of Mourning
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Discuss the book by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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Thu, Oct 6
5:15 pm

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Book Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Book Discussion Group: Between the World and Me
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Some days you can bask in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with having checked off every task on your to-do list. While other days… life happens. You feel like you’re on a treadmill going nowhere and are quickly drowning in a sea of uncompleted tasks. Stephany Shalofsky, a professional organizer, will share strategies that will change your daily mantra from “WHERE IS IT?!!!” to “Done!” and make the constant state of chaos, confusion and anxiety a thing of the past.Stephanie Shalofsky, founder of The Organizing Zone, works with small companies from solopreneurs in home offices to those with up to 25 employees to gain control over their work environment resulting in improving productivity and profits. 
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Thu, Oct 6
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Talks, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Reclaim Control and Get It Done!
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A talk with writer and journalist Zha Jianying, in conversation with Professor Lei Ping, on Chinese Soap Opera and Social Change.Zha Jianying is a writer, journalist, and cultural commentator in both English and Chinese. She is the author of two books in English, Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China (named “One of the best books of 2011” by The Economist) and China Pop: How Soap Operas, Tabloids and Bestsellers Are Transforming a Culture, which was selected by The Village Voice as “One of the 25 Best Books of 1995", as well as five books of non-fiction and fiction in Chinese.
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Talks, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Chinese Soap Opera and Social Change
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Three lost narratives in the history of the Black Renaissance will be uncovered this October as part of the popular community education series, "Conversations in Black Freedom Studies." One narrative was explored by Professor Anne Meis Knupfer in her book, The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women’s Activism, which introduces a new generation of readers to black women writers and leaders of the 1930s through the 1950s—from Gwendolyn Brooks to Lorraine Hansberry. These women established a movement that fused together culture and politics, and opened the door to an emerging series of works.While Knupfer explains their cultural and intellectual resonance, fellow author Erik Gellman explains their politics in another narrative within that history, Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights. The National Negro Congress is a buried chapter in the Civil Rights Movement that was hidden by the FBI when it tried to destroy the Negro Liberation led by Claudia Jones, Vicki Garvin, Paul Robeson, Shirley Graham Du Bois and W.E.B. Du Bois.And up until recently, the lost chapter of the alliance between the Young Lords’s Nuyorican Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement was also hidden by Cold War dynamics. But New York curator Yasmin Ramirez, one of the leading experts on this subject, will introduce the story of that complex intersection of Latin American, Latino and African-American artists and writers in New York City during the Bebop Revolution of the 1940s, featuring Elizabeth Catlett and Langston Hughes alongside Diego Rivera and so many others.Join the conversation with Anne Knupfer, Erik Gellman, Yazmin Ramirez as they discuss Northern Organizing and Cultural Renassaince. 
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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Northern Organizing and Cultural Renaissance
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Speaker Lydia Goehr is a Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. She teaches courses in the history of aesthetic theory, the contemporary philosophy of the arts, critical theory, and the philosophy of history. Her research interests are in German aesthetic theory and in particular in the relationship between philosophy, politics, history, and music.
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Thu, Oct 6
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Lectures, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Moses and the Monochrome. Thought Experiments in the Art and Theology of Modernism
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From cinema to electroshock therapy to the electric chair, electricity has always exuded ambivalent powers as both animator and killer. Focusing on the story of the condemned Topsy in Thomas Edison’s Electrocuting an Elephant (1903), this talk explores the intersections of electrical and political power in the age of visual spectacle. Lecturer: Anat Pick, Professor of Film, Queen Mary's College, University of London, UK
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Thu, Oct 6
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Lectures, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Sparks of Life: Electricity, Animality, and Film
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Peter Laurence, author of Becoming Jane Jacobs, and Robert Kanigel, author of the upcoming book Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Laurence and Kanigel.
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Thu, Oct 6
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs
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Featuring" Etienne Davodeau, Matz, Jean-Claude Mézières, Arthur de Pins and Jean-Marc Rochette. Moderated by Alex Dueben.Jean-Claude Mézières, creator of the classic francophone graphic novel series Valerian and Laureline, will discuss his role in Luc Besson’s 2017 film adaptation of the series, and Jean-Marc Rochette will detail his involvement in the movie version of his Snowpiercer (with Chris Evans). Matz will explain how legendary Warriors director Walter Hill’s unproduced screenplays became comics, and Arthur de Pins and Etienne Davodeau will speak about indie adaptations.
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Thu, Oct 6
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, French Comics on Screen: Film Adaptations of Franco-Belgian Graphic Narratives
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Join in celebrating the publication of two volumes exploring the role of family and political trauma in the scene of psychoanalysis, edited by Adrienne Harris, Margery Kalb, and Susan Klebanoff. Ghosts in the Consulting Room and Demons in the Consulting Room are timely contributions to an evolving exploration of the psychic manifestations of trauma.  About the authors:Adrienne Harris (Faculty and Supervisor at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis)Margery Kalb (faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology (Adjunct) at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis) Susan Klebanoff (Ferkauf School of Psychology, Yeshiva University). Please join the authors for a stimulating discussion and a toast to the significant efforts of all the contributors!
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Thu, Oct 6
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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Ghosts and Demons in the Consulting Room
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Authors Renaud de Putter, writer, composer, and filmmaker, and Guy Bordin, ethnographer and filmmaker, will discuss their biography of Charlotte Dufrène, the woman who was the companion of homosexual writer Raymond Roussel, tracing her path from the demi-monde of the Belle Epoque to the circles of the literary avant-garde. They will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Asjberry, who knew Dufrène at the end of her life in the early 1960’s.
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Thu, Oct 6
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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, The Biography of Charlotte Dufrène, Featuring Pulitzer-Winning Poet John Ashberry
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In this roundtable conversation, artists Karen Finley and Narcissister will join Barbara Browning, associate professor of Performance Studies, to discuss continuing debates around self-exposure in women’s art. What power—and what risk—does one assume in baring oneself in artistic practice, or in inviting others to do so? How much has changed in the half century between Charlotte Moorman’s performance in Opera Sextronique and feminist art today? 
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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Baring It: Self-Exposure in Feminist Performance
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David Hollander (Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business) and Sukdev Sandhu (Department of Social and Cultural Analysis) host a panel on race, sports, and marketing. Panelists includes filmmaker Jonathan Yi (East of Main Street), journalist Jay Caspian Kang (New York Times Magazine), and documentarian Ursula Liang (9-Man).
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Thu, Oct 6
7:30 pm

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Discussions, October 06, 2016, 10/06/2016, Linsanity: A Discussion on Race, Sports, and Media
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Featuring Olivier Balez, Pénélope Bagieu, Etienne Davodeau, Asaf Hanuka and Anne Simon. Moderated by Heidi Macdonald (The Comics Beat).Accompanying the current exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs, this discussion will focus on the ever-lively and inventive world of French cartooning. Who is the Parisian Roz Chast (if there is one)? What are the major themes of the latest projects coming out of France?
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Fri, Oct 7
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 07, 2016, 10/07/2016, Drawing Life: The Rise of Graphic Biography in France
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With: Dr. Bernhard Fischer, director of the Goethe- and Schiller-Archive in Weimar. Johann Friedrich Cotta (1764–1832) was one of the most fascinating personalities of the so-called Goethezeit in Germany. Born in 1764, he took part in every sphere of the intellectual revolution that arose in the wake of the French Revolution: the beginnings of a German “Nationalliteratur,” of a discourse-based political public life and constitutional government, and the advancement of science (and the Industrial Revolution). He established a legendary publishing company that published not only the works of Goethe, Schiller, Herder, and many other famous authors, but also some fifty different periodicals in addition to the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, which was intended to be the German Times.
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Fri, Oct 7
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Lectures, October 07, 2016, 10/07/2016, Johann Friedrich Cotta—Publisher, Statesman, Entrepreneur
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Author panel:Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris) Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Batman) Marjorie Liu (Montress, Avengers: Confidential, Astonishing X-Men)  Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) Moderator: Joshua Rivera, NY Magazine
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Fri, Oct 7
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 07, 2016, 10/07/2016, New York Comic Con Invades Greenwich Village
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Lee Windsor of the University of New Brunswick delivers this lecture.
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Fri, Oct 7
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 07, 2016, 10/07/2016, Advance to Kill: Allied Deception Efforts and the Struggle for the Gothic Line, Italy September 1944
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This day-long symposium will consider Ireland’s cultural and environmental heritage with special attention to the work of writer, cartographer and historian Tim Robinson. Robinson embodies dúchas, the Irish concept of an appreciation for natural and built heritage. Speakers include Irish poet Moya Cannon, and scholars of literature and environmental studies in conversation about the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Ireland and the role of the humanities in an era of environmental change.
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Sat, Oct 8
10:00 am

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Symposiums, October 08, 2016, 10/08/2016, Dúchas: Irish Landscapes and Environmental Legacies
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MFA Social Documentary Film presents Russian documentary filmmaker Sergei Miroshnichenko screening clips from and discussing his films, which include the Emmy Award-winning Born in the USSR, Minute of Silence, Island, The Tundra Queen, Spirit in Motion and Rings of the World. His talk will be in Russian with English translation.
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Sat, Oct 8
10:30 am

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Talks, October 08, 2016, 10/08/2016, Sergei Miroshnichenko, Russian Documentary Maker
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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human.
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Sat, Oct 8
10:30 am

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Book Discussions, October 08, 2016, 10/08/2016, Book Club: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
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Books: Land of Heart's Desire by William Butler Yeats and Riders to the Sea by J. M. Synge.
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Sat, Oct 8
10:30 am

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Book Discussions, October 08, 2016, 10/08/2016, The Classic Literature Book Group
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Whether you would like to retire in the coming year or in another ten years, there are steps you should take now to make sure that you’ll have the income needed for a financially secure retirement. Presented by Levar Haffoney CFP of the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
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Sat, Oct 8
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 08, 2016, 10/08/2016, Are You Ready to Retire?
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Featuring Barbara Canepa, Matz, Philippe Ostermann, Nicolas Otero, Arthur de Pins and Jean-Marc Rochette.Over 70 years of creation and innovation, French and Belgian comics artists have pushed the boundaries of the frame, the panel and the page, drawing influence from film and international comic styles to produce unique visuals in the graphic narrative form. In this panel, leading comic artists from France discuss with Dargaud’s publisher the ways in which disruptive formal and thematic conventions have influenced their work and pushed the genre forward into its groundbreaking present form.
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Sat, Oct 8
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 08, 2016, 10/08/2016, Reconstructing Comix: The 'Architecture' of Franco-Belgian Graphic Narratives, from Tintin to Today
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Did you know that Ethical Culture has a voice at the United Nations? The National Ethical Service has been an active non-governmental organization since the UN was founded in 1947. It is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the highest principles at the United Nations, the American Ethical Union, and the culture of peace worldwide in the belief that humanitarian work is vital not only to the relief of suffering, but essential to building a peaceful world.Presently at the United Nations, speaker Martha Gallahue is an Alternate ECOSOC representative for United Religions Initiative. She serves on several advisory or steering committees including the Source of Synergy Foundation, Breaking Walls, the Coalition for Global Citizenship 2030.
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Sun, Oct 9
11:00 am

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Talks, October 09, 2016, 10/09/2016, Committed to the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace: The AEU National Ethical Service at the United Nations
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John Crant shows how to research a job opportunity that you are about to interview for, to fully prepare for interview success, and the right follow up after your interview.  This lecture is based on the Secrets that Executive Recruiters Use to prepare their candidates to win.  
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Tue, Oct 11
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Interview Intervention Checklist
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Barkley Rosser, PhD, Professor of Economics at James Madison University delivers this lecture
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Tue, Oct 11
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Complexity and Institutional Evolution
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Discuss the book by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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Tue, Oct 11
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Book Discussion Group: Between the World and Me
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Jesse Darling is a multi-faceted artist, blogger, writer, and Internet extraordinaire. Her work frequently explores explorations of self in the internet age, queer visibility, and neoliberalism and postcolonial constructions
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Tue, Oct 11
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Artist Talk: Jesse Darling
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Join a panel discussion moderated by Dan Simon (Seven Stories Press) with editors Matt Lord (Boston Review), Katherine Rowland (Guernica), and Dayna Tortorici (n+1) about the difficulties and benefits of publishing politically engaged prose in a politically charged climate and the relationship of the literary arts to contemporary journalism and social action.
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Tue, Oct 11
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Politics and Prose: Lit Mags on Political Writing
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Professor Robin Curtis’ talk will offer a reconsideration of the term immersion, which has long been linked first and foremost to experiences made possible through technologies of virtual and augmented reality. Her research has made a case for a more nuanced understanding of immersive experience, beyond the parameters of representational realism or simulation that commonly are believed to define immersion, towards an understanding of the manner in which abstraction can also invite immersive engagement, highlighting other processes at work that may be at the root of immersive experience but were heretofore neglected.
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Tue, Oct 11
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Immersion and Abstraction
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Photographer Anastasia Samoylova appropriates naturalistic images of mountains, trees, flowers and the ocean from the internet to create layered, collage-like compositions that reinterpret the concept of landscape photography. Her talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts.
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Tue, Oct 11
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Photographer Talk: Anastasia Samoylova
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Illustrator Filip Pagowski gives a talk on his career and the career of his father, the influential Polish poster artist Henryk Tomaszewski. Filip is a New York based graphic artists, who studied painting, illustration, and poster design (under professor Henryk Tomaszewski) at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He works with a multitude of clients in the US, Canada, Poland, France, and Japan, including The New Yorker, Comme Des Garçons, and Talk magazine. 
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Tue, Oct 11
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Talks, October 11, 2016, 10/11/2016, Artist Talk: Filip Pagowski
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Kristina Leonardi discusses how to re-assess who you are and what you should be doing with your life so you can achieve fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others.  Kristina shares with you how she came to form The Women’s Mosaic, and how the tools and lessons she has learned can help you create a more gratifying care and life path for yourself.
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Wed, Oct 12
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 12, 2016, 10/12/2016, Who Are You and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing with Your Life?
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A talk with artists Mary Reid Kelley and her collaborator Patrick Kelley in conjunction with We’re Wallowing Here in Your Disco Tent, an exhibition in video format featuring five works by Reid Kelley. Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley discuss their artistic process as well as the research and production behind The Thong of Dionysus (2015). Following the talk will be a screening of The Thong of Dionysus.
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Wed, Oct 12
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 12, 2016, 10/12/2016, Artists Talk: Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley
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Since the early days of the nation political parties have shaped the history of the United States. Exploring the political leanings of our ancestors can be an exciting and worthwhile adventure. Discover how to locate records of past political parties and identify the affiliations of your ancestors.D. Joshua Taylor is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
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Wed, Oct 12
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 12, 2016, 10/12/2016, Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree
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Discuss the book by Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Thu, Oct 13
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, Book Discussion Group: When We Were Orphans
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Angelica Nuzzo, Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, CUNY gives this lecture.
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Thu, Oct 13
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Lectures, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, Living in the Interregnum: Hegelian Reflections on a Time of Crisis
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A lecture by C. Riley Snorton, Africana Studies, Cornell University.Flesh provides one route into the proverbial question of how matter matters, and Hortense Spillers’ notion of “female flesh ungendered” guides Snorton’s analysis of sex and gender as racial arrangements, wherein the fungibility of chattel persons produced a critical context for conceptualizing transness and generated understandings of sex and gender as subject to revision in the arenas of medicine and law. In this talk, Snorton traces how fungible flesh became a mode for fugitive action, as seen in the recurrence of “cross dressing” and cross gender performance in fugitive slave narratives, including in Ellen and William Craft’s Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom and Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
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Thu, Oct 13
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Lectures, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, and the Fleshly Matter of Being
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In the mid-20th century when pure science needed no defense, the Ivory Tower metaphor celebrated the university as a site protected from political interference, commercial pressures and short-term problem solving.  The scholarly knowledge generated there, and at similar institutions and academies, depended heavily on public funding, private philanthropy, and university donors.Today, Webster tells us, the Ivory Tower is “an impractical, often escapist attitude marked by aloof lack of concern with or interest in practical matters or urgent problems... where people make and discuss theories about problems...without having any experience with those problems.”If universities claim beneficial consequences as justification for government funds, why shouldn’t they be asked for evidence of these consequences? If we urge evidence-based policy -- why not, then, evidence-based accountability using cost-benefit analysis to determine whether the NSF, NIH, NEA, or NEH merit taxpayer funds? 
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Thu, Oct 13
6:00 pm

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Conferences, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, The Future of Scholarly Knowledge
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As podcasts thrive and grow in popularity, many hosts are becoming household names. Find out how they developed the idea for their show; how they generate new ideas and produce each episode; and how they sustain interest and grow an audience through social media and newsletters.With: Paula Szuchman, Vice President, On-Demand Content, WNYC and WNYC StudiosAisha Harris, Culture writer and Editor, Slate; Host, Represent podcastLisa Tobin, Executive Producer for Audio, The New York Times
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Thu, Oct 13
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, The Faces Behind Podcasting
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A historical lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.
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Thu, Oct 13
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, Municipal Archives Treasures: The Blackwell’s Island Ledgers
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This illustrated lecture explores the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York’s Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s.
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Thu, Oct 13
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, Scott D. Seligman discusses his book Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown
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This year, the A/P/A Studies Program and Institute (now two separate entities) celebrate twenty years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark this milestone and highlight the acclaimed artists, thinkers, and writers who have been a part of the A/P/A Institute and A/P/A Studies Program over the past two decades, they present a series of reunion events featuring former A/P/A Artists-in-Residence. Rather than speaking about their own oeuvre, Tomie Arai (A/P/A AIR 1997-1998), Regie Cabico (A/P/A AIR 2005-2006), Jessica Hagedorn (A/P/A AIR 1998-1999), David Henry Hwang (A/P/A AIR 2000-2001), and DJ Rekha (A/P/A AIR 2006-2007) will offer short presentations (in their preferred medium) on the work of a fellow Artist-in-Residence.
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Thu, Oct 13
7:00 pm

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Forums, October 13, 2016, 10/13/2016, #APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion
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In the mid-20th century when pure science needed no defense, the Ivory Tower metaphor celebrated the university as a site protected from political interference, commercial pressures and short-term problem solving.  The scholarly knowledge generated there, and at similar institutions and academies, depended heavily on public funding, private philanthropy, and university donors.Today, Webster tells us, the Ivory Tower is “an impractical, often escapist attitude marked by aloof lack of concern with or interest in practical matters or urgent problems... where people make and discuss theories about problems...without having any experience with those problems.”If universities claim beneficial consequences as justification for government funds, why shouldn’t they be asked for evidence of these consequences? If we urge evidence-based policy -- why not, then, evidence-based accountability using cost-benefit analysis to determine whether the NSF, NIH, NEA, or NEH merit taxpayer funds?
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Conferences, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, The Future of Scholarly Knowledge
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This colloquium honors Professor Tom Bishop’s career-long contributions to French theatre.10:15 a.m. Welcome Sarah Kay (NYU) Introduction Tom Bishop (NYU)10:30 a.m. French Theatre in New York Charles Isherwood (The New York Times) in conversation with Judith Miller (Department of French, NYU)11:45 a.m. Performing Beckett Bill Irwin (Actor) in conversation with Tom Bishop (NYU)2:30 p.m. Round Table New Performances and Theoretical Models in France and the U.S. Richard Schechner (Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) Josette Feral (Université du Québec, Montréal) Malik Gaines (Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) Sophie Proust (Université Lille 3)5:00 p.m. Training/Acting Globally Florent Masse (Princeton University)
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Colloquiums, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, Global French Theater
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Edward Wolff, an economist at New York University, presents his latest paper. His work examines trends in pension, total wealth, and wealth inequality between 1986 and 2010, a period during which 401(k) plans largely displaced traditional defined benefit retirement plans in the private sector.
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Fri, Oct 14
11:00 am

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Lectures, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, U.S. Pensions in the 2000’s: The Lost Decade
Talk |
Finding a new job can be stressful, and if you are transplanting yourself from another country into the American workplace, the job search could be daunting. Learn about the many valuable tools and resources you can immediately use to accelerate your job search process. Hear from the experts and organizations that support immigrants and expats in their pursuit of finding their American dream job.
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Fri, Oct 14
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, The American Dream Job: Demystifying the American Job Search Process
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Join a 45 minute docent-led gallery talk of the exhibition.
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Fri, Oct 14
12:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, Exhibition Tour: Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel
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A music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially. The copyrights owned and administered by publishing companies are one of the most important forms of intellectual property in the music industry. Publishing companies play a central role in managing this vital asset.Although publishing is one of the most important financial aspects of a musician's career, it is a complex field and artists often overlook this aspect of their professional life, or find it hard to get straight answers to common publishing issues in the complicated and ever-evolving era of streaming services and digital broadcasting. Music publisher Bill Stafford, founder of Missing Link Music, will join the School of Jazz this week to discuss the basics of publishing, including how to register your compositions and recordings, understanding what a publisher does, outlining the various types of royalties, and how money is actually made and paid throughout the industry. 
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Talks, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, Eyes of the Entrepreneurs with Bill Stafford, Independent Music Publisher
Book Discussion |
They are having a book social! They hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. They want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. This month's theme is "Horrifying Tales."
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6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, Open Book Night
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We owe to Winckelmann the invention of the Griechische Profil which he assumed to be “as peculiar to the ancient Greeks, as flat noses and little eyes to the Calmuks and Chinese.” This Greek profile rapidly became an obsessional leitmotiv in his inquiry into compared virtues of populations and their arts throughout Antiquity. Later, the Greek profile became an essential anthropological operator: even more than a division between Man and animals, it established sharing between the mere nature and the highest degree of human culture. The presentation will explore the fate of this ambivalent paradigm, constantly waving between fiction of art and human reality. Lecturer Éric Michaud is directeur d’études at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, where he has been a faculty member since 1998.
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Fri, Oct 14
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Lectures, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, Race and the Invention of the Greek Profile: From Winckelmann to Warhol
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Randall Bytwerk of Calvin College delivers this lecture.
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Fri, Oct 14
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Lectures, October 14, 2016, 10/14/2016, How the Nazis Used Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Rhetoric for their Own Purposes
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Our resumes are given the impossible task of conveying our entire experience and our total value.  In many circumstances it is the only way people know us. Let your resume speak in ways that serve you, to convey what it needs to and to sell you. Career coach, Win Sheffield focuses on the essentials of the resume, so you can get on with your career. Develop a resume in which you can have confidence.  
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Sat, Oct 15
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 15, 2016, 10/15/2016, Making Your Resume Work for You
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If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic Pulp magazines and you live in or near NYC, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. They are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "New Pulp" fiction, and more.
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Discussions, October 15, 2016, 10/15/2016, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
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In the first of two long-form conversations contextualizing Platform 2016: Lost and Found, curators Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls host a discussion of the Platform’s origins in an afternoon interspersed with performance. In search of an intergenerational discussion around artistic influence, portraiture, and performed history, Lost and Found has provided four performers with “dossiers” consisting of images, flyers, biographies, documentation, and other ephemera to explore the act of reconstructing, or responding to, the life, work, and mythology of artists who have passed away.1:30-2:30pm: LOST: Curating Absence: an overview of Platform 2016: Lost and Found with Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls moderated by Judy Hussie-Taylor. Curators discuss the late John Bernd and his work as the original impetus for the Platform, and address the evolving curatorial process of the last three years.2:45pm: “Life Drawing” Response #1: Mariana Valencia responding to the work of Assotto Saint (1957-1994).3-4pm: FOUND: Feminism, AIDS, and History: Heidi Dorow, Muna Tseng, Lucy Sexton, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, moderated by Marýa Wethers. In her article “Doing Queer Love,” Lisa Deidrich writes about the relationship between feminism and AIDS activism, trying “to think through the ways that the coming together of these two struggles in a particular place and time—New York City in the 1980s—created particular practices that might be effective in other times and places.” This conversation brings together four artists who will discuss their relationships to feminism, queer activism and AIDS activism from the 1980s to the present.4:15pm: “Life Drawing” Response #2: Raja Feather Kelly responding to the work of Ethyl Eichelberger (1945-1990).4:30-5pm: Lecture/performance by Darrell Jones.5:30-6pm: Wrap-Up with Mariana Valencia, Darrell Jones, Raja Feather Kelly, and all panelists.
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Symposiums, October 15, 2016, 10/15/2016, Platform 2016:​ Lost and Found
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Artist, academic and Guggenheim Fellow Joel Werring joins Sue Willis to converse about her site-specific Art in the Corner Room and Art in the Windows exhibitions. The event begins with a presentation by Sue Willis.
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Sat, Oct 15
2:30 pm

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Talks, October 15, 2016, 10/15/2016, Artist Talk: Sue Willis
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The program initiative Indigenous New York declares New York indigenous terrain, and brings together artists, curators, critics and scholars of Native American, First Nations, and indigenous descent along with their non-indigenous peers and colleagues to probe this claim and explore ways to affirm it both locally and in a global context. As indigenous artists, curators, critics, and scholars are increasingly sought-after participants in biennales, exhibitions, conferences, and residencies worldwide, this initiative seeks to provide for a moment of reflection.Part of this initiative, Indigenous New York, Curatorially Speaking, presents key findings of a closed curatorial colloquium that precedes the public event at 4:30pm. The curatorial colloquium examines four key inquiries: indigenous and non-indigenous epistemologies and methodologies; the non-colonial museum; challenges of collaborative curation; the growing indigenization of international art. The ultimate goal of this convening is to provide the opportunity for meaningful exchange between colleagues and to examine how a fuller consideration of indigenous production might reconfigure regimes of thought and practice.Among the presenters are those who guided the colloquium. A festive reception follows their presentations. 
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Talks, October 15, 2016, 10/15/2016, Indigenous New York, Curatorially Speaking
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This year is the centennial of the publication of John Dewey’s classic, “Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education.” Similar in many ways to Ethical Culture founder Felix Adler’s pedagogy, this pragmatic humanist’s work called for the complete renewal of public education and inspired teachers to create their own “learning-by-doing” curricula. Many of us remember taking field trips, performing in school plays, and being encouraged to pursue our own interests. However, since the 1980’s, traditional-values conservatives and the business community, funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Charles Koch conservative think tank the Heartland Institute, have steered national education policy toward Common Core standards and job training. Many students and their parent are taking up the cause for progressive education, and it is time to revisit Dewey’s groundbreaking work..With: Dr. Anne Klaeysen
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Sun, Oct 16
11:00 am

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Talks, October 16, 2016, 10/16/2016, Back to School: An Examination of Public Education
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A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre.
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Mon, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 17, 2016, 10/17/2016, League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
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Lectures, October 17, 2016, 10/17/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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In his lecture, Laurence A. Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed. While this contact underscores Benjamin’s interest in the clinical picture of psychosis, which Rickels sees as fundamental to Benjamin’s understanding of the melancholic mode of allegory, Rickels’ emphasis this time lies on the research Mette pursued as bona fide psychoanalyst in Nazi Berlin.
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Mon, Oct 17
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Lectures, October 17, 2016, 10/17/2016, Leitmotif Siegfried: Understanding Schizophrenia
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While it is enjoyable to listen to the wonderful interpreters of the Great American Songbook such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Louis Armstrong, it is a treat to hear them join with other legends to sing duets. This illustrated lecture features videos of duets done by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, just to name a few. With Mel Haber.
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Slide Lectures, October 17, 2016, 10/17/2016, Popular Music Duets
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Kimberly Drew (a.k.a. @museummammy) received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, with a concentration in Museum Studies. An avid lover of black culture and art, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, sparking her interest in social media. Since starting her blog, Drew has worked for Hyperallergic, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Lehmann Maupin. She has delivered lectures and participated in panel discussions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Performa Biennial, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art Basel, the Brooklyn Museum and elsewhere. Drew is currently the Associate Online Community Producer at The Met.
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Tue, Oct 18
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Talks, October 18, 2016, 10/18/2016, Art Talk: Kimberly Drew
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Individuals can elect to receive Social Security benefits early, at full retirement age, or wait until age 70, so it is important to understand the implications of this decision.  Financial security in retirement can depend on it. A Certified Financial Planning Professional explains claiming strategies based on age, marital status, and work history to help you make the right decision.
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Tue, Oct 18
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Talks, October 18, 2016, 10/18/2016, When Should You Take Social Security Retirement Benefits?
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Artist and curator Armin Medosch discussing his book, New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 – 1978), which was recently published by MIT Press.Armin Medosch, Ph.D., is a Vienna-based artist, curator and scholar working in art and media theory. In 2014, he curated the international exhibition "Fields" for the Riga European Capital of Culture, and is initiator of the Technopolitics working group in Vienna.
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Tue, Oct 18
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Gallery Talks, October 18, 2016, 10/18/2016, Artist Talk: Armin Medosch
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A conversation with Allied Productions on the second and final evening of their zine residency.Founded in 1980 by Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, Allied Productions helped give a start to pioneering non-profits like ABC No Rio on the Lower East Side in 1983. Recently, Allied Productions’ main project has been the development and maintenance of Le Petit Versailles Community Garden, a formerly abandoned lot in the East Village, which has been home to art exhibitions, performances, readings, and film screenings.In trying to “fill out the gap” left by deaths from AIDS, the zine, as a handmade, grassroots object, will serve as a central metaphor for addressing the ephemeral, fragmentary, and affective documents of a generation of artists. Two artist collectives, Allied Productions (October 18) and AUNTS (November 8) will develop zines and related live presentations addressing how each collective’s artistic practices might be in conversation with the reality and aftermath of the AIDS epidemic in the NYC dance and performance community.
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Tue, Oct 18
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Discussions, October 18, 2016, 10/18/2016, The Zine Project: Allied Productions
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Resumes are changing. Are you up to date on the latest formats? Renee Rosenberg, a clinical career counselor and licensed mental health counselor, shows you how to create a resume and cover letter that will help you get interviews in your target industry.
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Wed, Oct 19
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Create a Resume and Cover Letter That Rocks
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Join a 45 minute docent-led gallery talk of the exhibition.
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Wed, Oct 19
12:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Exhibition Tour: Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel
Book Discussion |
An engaging discussion of Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya  In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of globalization are artfully reflected in the experience of a single family.
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Wed, Oct 19
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Gracie Book Club
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How can we make the historic preservation movement a central tool for building a more just world? Historic preservation often gets criticized for being aesthetically elitist, concerned with celebratory history, and a tool of gentrifiers. But recent efforts within the preservation movement show that storyline to be changing – if it was ever true. Preservationists, including some of the outstanding figures on this panel, are propelling preservation in new directions toward equitable economic development without gentrification, toward uncovering and telling the stories of some of our most difficult places, sites of atrocity and discrimination, and toward making preservation a central force in making environmentally sustainable cities.This roundtable discussion, moderated by Max Page and Marla Miller, takes place almost exactly 50 years after the landmark National Historic Preservation Act was signed by President Johnson in October of 1966. That Act created much of the system of saving old places we know today – the National Register of Historic Places, local and state historic commissions, regulations for rehabilitation. The panelists discuss ways to build a progressive historic preservation movement implementing innovative ideas for the next 50 years of historic preservation.
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Wed, Oct 19
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Discussions, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Bending the Future of Preservation
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Discuss the book by Walter Kirn. The true story of a young novelist who meets and befriends an eccentric, privileged New Yorker when he delivers a crippled hunting dog to him from an animal shelter, and later discovers that his friend was a serial imposter and brutal double-murderer.
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Wed, Oct 19
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Book Club: Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade
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Discuss the book by Margo Jefferson.
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Wed, Oct 19
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Harlem Heights Book Doscission Group: Negroland
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The world of work has changed; and the ways in which we manage our careers and career transitions must change also. Laura Powers discusses key career success strategies designed to help you not only survive, but thrive in today's dynamic and challenging work place.
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Talks, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Career Success Strategies for Today's Work Place
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This illustrated lecture shares the stories of the dissenters who created the American idea of the liberty of thought.
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Wed, Oct 19
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Slide Lectures, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Stephen D. Solomon discusses his book Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech
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Social influencers are more than their follower count. Creators. Artists. Filmmakers. Photographers. Entrepreneurs. They have spent years cultivating organic audiences, starting in college dorms and childhood bedrooms often with no more than a basic webcam.  With the rise of "influence marketing" there's a trend for major media companies to seek out social media influencers to grow their brands. Hear from social media superstars and the companies that love them. Panelists:Folasade Adeoso is graphic designer, creative, and model. She has worked in fashion, fitness, residential, university, and non-profit organizations. Her work illuminates how products and services enliven her world, creating tangible value for brands.Shruti Ganguly is the co-founder and a partner at Fictionless, a film and video production company that focuses on digital series and branded content, narrative features, documentaries, and TV series with clients such as the United Nations, IMG, Sotheby's, ESPN, GE, Apple, NYU and the like.Yena Kim is a designer, stylist and photographer who runs the social media accounts for the most stylish dog in the world, Menswear Dog. Born in Korea and raised in various parts of India, she found love for creative expression early on and studied Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology before moving to New York City to pursue Fashion Design at FIT.
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Wed, Oct 19
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Discussions, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Social Media Superstars: The New Brand Ambassadors
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Discuss the book by Nina George.
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Wed, Oct 19
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2016, 10/19/2016, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: The Little Paris Bookshop
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Featuring readings and remarks from novelist Marina Budhos (Watched) and scholars Salah D. Hassan (Associate Professor, Michigan State University), Jack G. Shaheen (Distinguished Visiting Scholar, NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies & A/P/A Institute at NYU), Helga Tawil-Souri (Director, NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies), and Jack Tchen (Founding Director, A/P/A Institute at NYU).
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Thu, Oct 20
12:30 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Mining the Archive: A Conversation on Anti-Arab and Islamophobic Visual Culture
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Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville.
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Thu, Oct 20
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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With no experience or plan, Bernie Swain quit his job in 1980 to join his wife Paula and friend Harry Rhoads to start a lecture agency. Today, he is the Chairman of Washington Speakers Bureau, the largest and most respected speakers bureau in the world, and a foremost authority on the lecture industry. Over the past 35 years, Swain has represented former US Presidents, cabinet members, business executives, public figures, media leaders, and sports legends.  In his new book, Swain captures the transformations of an eclectic and productive group—34 leaders he became friends with, thanks to representing them as speakers over the years. Don't miss the opportunity to hear these stories.
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Thu, Oct 20
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Talks, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Bernie Swain reads from his book What Made Me Who I Am
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A public conversation on the past, present and future of alternative weekly publications in the U.S.Peter Barbey, Owner, The Village Voice, leads the conversation along with Kit Rachlis, former Editor, LA Weekly, Rachel Rosenfelt, Founder and Editor, New Inquiry, and others. The discussion focuses on the intersection of counter-culture commerce (such as adult ads which supported many alternative weeklies in the past) and the more "literary" side of the alternative press in the U.S., which made it an incubator for journalistic talent. How do those two sides currently function in online publications? Can literary ambitions still be cross-subsidized with the lucrative side of the alternative/adult field? Or is that business model finished?The conversation will be moderated by James Miller, Professor of Liberal Studies and Politics and Faculty Director of the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program.
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Thu, Oct 20
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Alt Weeklies: Past, Present, Future
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Acclaimed theorist Wendy Brown delivers a keynote address, co-sponsored with the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, on mapping the current landscape and possible futures in a post democratic era. Brown explores the transition from the political subject, homo politicus, to the neoliberal and anti-solidaristic homo economicus, and its disastrous implications for the institutions of citizenship, higher education, social justice, and democracy itself.
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Thu, Oct 20
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Discussions, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Mobility and Post Democracy: Democracy and Citizenship after the State
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The museum presents its 16th academic symposium, Proust’s Muse. The day-long symposium is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe. Researchers from the United States and Europe will discuss the connections between fashion, patronage, literature, and the arts in turn of the century France. The Countess Greffulhe was a champion of the arts, who influenced literature, ballet, and music. The French composer Gabriel Fauré dedicated his slow processional piano piece—Pavane—to her, and she was a major supporter of the Ballets Russes, an itinerant ballet company based in Paris. She also supported the scientist Marie Curie, and the unjustly-imprisoned Jewish army officer, Alfred Dreyfus.
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Thu, Oct 20
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Symposiums, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Proust's Muse Symposium
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Kathleen Battle is world renowned for her pristine operatic soprano, and has performed Baroque-era compositions to contemporary works. In November, Battle will return to The Metropolitan Opera after 20 years to perform "Kathleen Battle: Spirituals From The Underground Railroad." Join us for an evening exploring of the Underground Railroad and the language conveyed in spirituals of a people determined to get and remain free. Battle will be in conversation with host Terrance McKnight (WQXR), Peter Gelb (President of The Metropolitan Opera), and ethnomusicologist Aja Burrell Woods.
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Thu, Oct 20
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Discussions, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Operatic Soprano Kathleen Battle in Conversation
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In her work, lecturer Wendy Brown has explored the changing nature of citizenship, identity, free speech, democratic theory, and sovereignty from the 19th century to the present. Speaking about the impacts of financialization on democracy and citizenship, and with particular attention to the crisis of democracy in the European Union, Brown will expand on her 2015 book Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution, hailed as a clarion call to take back democracy. In Brown's striking analysis, the political subject, homo politicus, has been overcome by the value-enhancing, anti-solidaristic homo economicus, with far reaching implications for the institutions of citizenship, higher education, social justice, and democracy itself.
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Thu, Oct 20
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Lectures, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Neoliberalism, Financialization and Democracy: Ten Theses
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This illustrated lecture introduces the fifteen Power Greens—from arugula to watercress—that are loaded with health-supporting nutrients and phytochemicals that enhance vitality and features healthy recipes for dark, leafy greens.
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Slide Lectures, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Dana Jacobi discusses her book The Power Greens Cookbook: 140 Delicious Superfood Recipes
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As East Village residents during key moments in the development of contemporary U.S. queer culture (gay liberation and the AIDS crisis), Joe Brainard and David Wojnarowicz each turned to comics during pivotal transitions in their artistic careers. In the mid-1970s, Brainard visually appropriated the classic American comic strip character Nancy, using serialized canvas panels to depict Nancy in a variety of radical sexual and social positions (as transgendered, having anal sex, with an Afro, etc.). In the early 1990s, Wojnarowicz collaborated with Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger to produce a visual autobiography 7 Miles a Second. A radical departure from traditional sequential comics style, 7 Miles a Second offers a series of gritty visual vignettes of Wojnarowicz’s life, first as a teenage hustler and later as a queer artist and political activist living with AIDS.This talk explores how Brainard and Wojnarowicz deployed the formal codes of the comics medium to articulate emergent affective orientations towards transformations in queer sexual culture. Speaker Ramzi Fawaz is assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics.
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Thu, Oct 20
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Talks, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Stripped to the Bone: Sequencing Queerness in the Comic Strip Works of Joe Brainard and David Wojnarowicz
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Dr. Eileen P. Sullivan discusses the nineteenth-century popular novels that defined Irish American identity anGlucksman Ireland Housed transformed American Catholic culture. The more than thirty novels, spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1870s, were published by Catholic houses in New York, Boston, and Baltimore, all owned by Irish immigrants. The novelists — six men and one woman, immigrants and the sons of Immigrants — included priests, journalists, editors, and professional writers.
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Thu, Oct 20
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Lectures, October 20, 2016, 10/20/2016, Creating a Catholic Popular Culture in 19th Century America: The Contribution of Irish-American Novelists
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Michael S. Neiberg of the United States Army War College delivers this lecture.
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Fri, Oct 21
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 21, 2016, 10/21/2016, America's Path to World War I
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Don't let the extravagant fun and expenses of the holiday season ruin your monthly budget. You don't want to start the new year on a "financial diet," do you? Learn budgeting essentials and some tips for minimizing January credit card bills from a Certified Financial Planning Professional.           
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Sat, Oct 22
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 22, 2016, 10/22/2016, The Holidays Are Coming! Is Your Monthly Budget Ready?
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Most rights support active participation in society, but the right of refusal makes a case for non-participation.This event begins with an interactive video game installation, inviting attendees to resist the centripetal pull of the fast-paced city. The implications of video games and other forms of withdrawal and resistance will be discussed by a panel of artists, academics, and curators. By framing resistance as a human right, the right of refusal invokes coordinated action, solidarity, and the law to magnify the political implications of individual decisions. These discussions are particularly relevant as voters in the United States consider their options in the forthcoming presidential elections.
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Mon, Oct 24
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2016, 10/24/2016, Mobility and Post Democracy: Right of Refusal
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Four acclaimed writers show why fiction plays a particular and crucial role in accounting for the world in which we live today, how we got there, and what will become of it. Conversation with Ulrich Baer, Dale Jamieson, Bonnie Nadzam, and Roy Scranton. Moderated by Yanoula Athanassakis.
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Mon, Oct 24
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2016, 10/24/2016, Love and Death in the Anthropocene
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This panel discussion will explore the efficacy of performance as a critique of conventional modes of artistic practice during the 1960s and since.Moderated by Julia Robinson, associate professor of Art History, with speakers Claire Bishop, professor of Contemporary Art, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sabine Breitwieser, director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg; Branden W. Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University; and Midori Yoshimoto, professor of Art History and gallery director, New Jersey City University. 
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Mon, Oct 24
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2016, 10/24/2016, Art’s Deployments of Performance: From the Fluxus ’60s On
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There is a division at the center of gesture. In the first instance gesture can be incorporated within the history of literal gesture. It can be located within the history of rhetoric and linked to the history of physiognomy. With such a setting important points of connection can be traced from Cicero and Quintilian to Aby Warburg. At the same time there is another thinking of gesture. It draws on the work of Walter Benjamin. Here gesture breaks with its reduction to the literal. It becomes what Benjamin describes as a mode of ‘interruption’ (Unterbrechung). However, it is an interruption that occasions. Benjamin describes it as ‘form creating’. The aim of this lecture is to trace the points of intersection and separation between these two conceptions of gesture and their relation to a philosophical thinking of the image within the context created by a number of works central to Renaissance and Early Modern Painting.Lecturer: Andrew Benjamin.
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Mon, Oct 24
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 24, 2016, 10/24/2016, Two Forms of Gesture: Aby Warburg and Walter Benjamin
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LinkedIn is a source of confusion for many. Part of this is because it is new, part of this is because it is evolving at a fairly rapid rate and part of this is because it can serve so many purposes. Win Sheffield spotlights using LinkedIn to find the answers you need. And because finding those answers depends on your profile and the connections you have, we will start with these. By concentrating on the result of your efforts, LinkedIn will seem at least somewhat less confusing than when you began.    
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Tue, Oct 25
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Using LinkedIn to Get Answers to Your Questions
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Discuss the book by Louise Erdrich.
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Tue, Oct 25
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Book Club: LaRose
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Institutions embody the “rules of the game in a society,” according to Nobel Laureate Douglas North. These human-devised constraints shape people’s interactions—political, social and economic—and establish a stable social structure. But what if the rules are deeply unequal, devised largely by the powerful? And is stability which entrenches inequality even desirable?Noted economist Bina Agarwal’s lecture demonstrates how women face deep inequalities in rules and norms, which, in turn, create severe inequalities in their access to both private and public property. Based on her research, she challenges standard economic analysis to show how these inequalities undermine both economic efficiency and social justice. She also outlines pathways for change, such as enhancing women’s bargaining power in multiple arenas: the family, community, markets, and state.
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Tue, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Institutions, Property and Gender Inequality: It's Time to Change the Rules
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In 1930s Austria, photographs of pious peasants, modern skiers, and idyllic alpine landscapes dominated visual culture. Seen in illustrated magazines, photobooks and exhibitions these photographs depicted the Heimat or homeland, and together they propagated an image for the newly delineated country of Austria. The ruling authoritarian government took advantage of Heimat photographs as it framed their contexts, reinforcing traditional customs, Catholic values and Austria as a modern tourist destination. Photographers across Austria participated in making the aesthetically attractive and popular Heimat images. Many of these photographers continued their work after 1938 as they helped propagate an identity for greater Germany and then again, in the post-war era as they sought to define a democratic nation.Speaker Elizabeth Cronin is the Assistant Curator of Photography at the New York Public Library, where she recently co-curated "Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography." Cronin received her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York and has taught numerous courses in art history and history of photography. She also has an MA in German Studies, Culture and Communication from the Technical University of Dresden. She has published several articles on Heimat photography.
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Tue, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Heimat Photography in Austria
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Discuss the book by Arlene Heyman.
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Tue, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Book Discussion Group: Scary Old Sex
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This illustrated lecture shows how navigating affects our brains, our memory, ourselves and why forsaking our navigation skills in favor of GPS may lead not only to Alzheimers and other diseases of memory, but to losing a key part of what makes us human.
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Tue, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, George Michelsen Foy discusses his book Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human
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Discuss the book by Raymond Chandler.
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Tue, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Detective Novel Discussion: The Big Sleep
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In the literary world, as in broader society, gender inequality remains an ongoing problem, and the poor representation of women writers a contentious topic. Organizations such as VIDA highlight the imbalances in visibility between women and men in scores of online and print publications. Arguably, sexism and misogyny are central to this issue.This event brings together novelists Bonnie Nadzam and Porochista Khakpour, social change advocate and journalist Kavita Das, and Amy King of VIDA, to discuss sexism and harassment in the publishing industry and writing programs, and what can, and should, be done to improve the representation of women writers. The Center’s director Noreen Tomassi will moderate, and contribute her insight. 
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Tue, Oct 25
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Sexism in the Literary World
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The groundbreaking exhibition “Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby” at California State University, Northridge in summer 2015 and its accompanying catalog advanced interesting ideas about this visionary pop artist’s cultural significance and his intersection with issues of commercial creativity, representations of otherness, personal trauma and more. Panelists include:- the exhibition’s curator Charles Hatfield (CSUN)- the catalog’s co-editor Ben Saunders (University of Oregon)- artist and “Black Kirby” co-founder John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo) - designer Rand Hoppe (curator, Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center)- writer/filmmaker Ann Nocenti (catalog contributor, legendary Daredevil scripter)- Moderated by cultural critic and comic writer Adam McGovern Sponsored by Parsons School of Design.
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Tue, Oct 25
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Crossing Kirby: The 'King of Comics' in Context of Social Issues and 'Fne' Art
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Photographer Russell Frederick is best known for his documentation of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a historically black neighborhood in Brooklyn. His work portrays the neighborhood's residents as they face the encroachment of gentrification and captures the sense of an impending exodus.
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Tue, Oct 25
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 25, 2016, 10/25/2016, Photographer Talk: Russell Frederick
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New York City has been called one of the most segregated school systems in the country, but some schools buck the trend and enroll a mix of children of different races and income levels. the Center for New York City Affairs for a panel discussion with elementary school principals who have successfully attracted a mix of families to their schools. What are the challenges? What lessons do these schools have for the rest of the city?Moderated by Clara Hemphill, director of education policy and InsideSchools.
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Wed, Oct 26
9:00 am

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Discussions, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, School Integration Success Stories
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Join a 45 minute docent-led gallery talk of the exhibition.
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Wed, Oct 26
12:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Exhibition Tour: Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel
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A presentation of the Ramiro Fernández Collection moderated by Raúl Rubio, Chair of the Foreign Languages Department, with the collector himself. About Ramiro Fernández:Cuban photography collector and former photo editor for Time Inc (Magazine Group) for twenty five years, Fernández has published two books, I Was Cuba: Treasures from the Ramiro Fernández Collection (Chronicle Books, 2007 ) and Cuba Then: Rare and Classic Images from the Ramiro Fernández Collection (Monacelli Press, 2014). His collection is featured in various archives including the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. He is a consulting photo editor for Americas Quarterly (Society of the Americas) and is currently compiling a photo portfolio submission for the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Cuba.
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Wed, Oct 26
5:30 pm

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Talks, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Cuban Visual Literacy, 1850-1970: A Stylized Journey with the Ramiro Fernández Collection
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Are you less than thrilled with your current job? Do you dream of pursuing a passion in a different industry but don't know how to pull it off? Ryan Renteria explains how you can apply his unique and proven process to switch fields to your dream career. Learn about research, networking, resumes, cover letters, interviewing and thriving with your new boss.Ryan Renteria is an expert in landing hard-to-get jobs. He got hired by Goldman Sachs with zero work experience, became a partner at a leading hedge fund with minimal investment experience and convinced an NBA team to create a new position for him despite zero sports experience. He has received rave 5-star reviews for his career advice and prior speeches.  
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Wed, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Dominate Your Fate: 3 RED Keys to Change to a Career That Captivates
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Take a look at the past, present, and future of the Environmental Justice movement.Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 principles of Environmental Justice. Since then, The Principles have served as a defining document for the growing grassroots movement for environmental justice.Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center on the 25th anniversay of the adoption of The Principles as we examine the progress of the Environmental Justice movement and discuss what is yet to be achieved.Featuring:Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice & Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management  Mia White, Assistant Professor of Environmental StudiesMindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and HealthAna Baptista, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management & Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design CenterModerated by: Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center    This event is part of the Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change. For more information, visit the series website.  SubscribeEvent TypeLectures and Panel DiscussionsAudienceGeneral PublicCenterTishman Environment and Design CenterSchoolSchools of Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyThemeCities and Urbanism, Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, International and Global, Politics, Policy and Government, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation, Nth DegreeTopicEnvironmental Studies, History, Urban Design, Development and Policy, Social Justice, Climate Change, Race and Ethnicity, Liberal StudiesCostAdmission Free; registration required at the top right button.
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Wed, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Environmental Justice: Then and Now
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Eduardo Kohn, Associate Professor of Anthropology at McGill University delivers this lecture.Kohn's research is concerned with human-animal relations and the implications that the ethnographic study of these can have for rethinking anthropology. The empirical context for this work is his ongoing long-term research on how the Quichua (Quechua) speaking Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon inhabit the tropical forest and engage with its beings. Analytical frameworks that fashion their tools from what is unique to humans (language, culture, society, and history) or, alternatively, what humans are commonly supposed to share with animals are inadequate to the task of understanding these sorts of engagements in a way that is both faithful to the multiple species involved and to the historical context of their interaction. By contrast, Kohn turns to an embodied and emergentist understanding of semiosis—one that treats sign processes as inherent to life and not just restricted to humans—as well as to an appreciation for the many sorts of pattern-generating processes that mediate our relations to the world and to the other beings that inhabit it. In the process, he hopes to move anthropology beyond “the human,” both as analytic and as bounded object of study.
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Wed, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Anthropology as Cosmic Diplomacy: Toward an Ecological Ethics for the Anthropocene
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Discuss the book by Adam Haslett.
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Wed, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Book Discussion Group: Imagine Me Gone
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This illustrated lecture explores Manhattan’s Stuyvesant Town housing development, the site of an ongoing struggle between long-term, rent-regulated residents, younger, market-rate tenants, and new owners seeking to turn this community into a luxury commodity.
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Wed, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Lisa M. Morrison discusses her book Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods
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Nayland Blake is an artist, educator and instigator. Interracial desire, same-sex love, and racial and sexual bigotry are recurrent themes in Blake’s sculptures, drawings, performances and videos, which reflect his preoccupation with his own racial and sexual identities. He was born in 1960 in New York City and lives there now, after taking a fourteen year sojourn in California. He is currently the chair of the ICP/Bard MFA program. His work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, and numerous others.
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Wed, Oct 26
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 26, 2016, 10/26/2016, Artist Talk: Nayland Blake
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Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, gives this lecture.Science requires idealizations. Physicists, for example, often work with ideal models of reality that abstract from the existence of friction. The theory of meaning, both in philosophy and linguistics, is no different. Virtually all work in the theory of meaning presupposes an idealized model, which Stanley calls the standard model, in which various idealizations have been made to focus on attention on the putatively most central aspects of linguistic communication. In this talk, part of co-authored work with the linguist David Beaver, Stanley isolates five idealizations that are made by the vast majority of work in the theory of meaning, and argues that these idealizations are scientifically problematic and politically flawed. Stanley uses the critique of the standard model to sketch a new program for the theory of meaning, one that places at the center of inquiry into linguistic communication precisely the features of communication that the idealizations of the standard model seem to almost deliberately occlude. 
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Thu, Oct 27
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 27, 2016, 10/27/2016, Non-Ideal Philosophy of Language
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Focusing on the period of 1981-1996, this conversation proposes to undo and to disrupt dominant and static narratives of the AIDS Crisis in favor of producing new approaches, through convening senior and junior scholars and archivists including Tara Burk (Art Historian, Rutgers University), Lesley Farlow (Performer and Dance Historian, AIDS Oral History Project, NYPL), Thomas F. DeFrantz (Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies, Duke University), David Román (Professor of English and American Studies, USC), and Janet Werther (Dance Artist and PhD Student in Theatre, CUNY GC). Moderated by Jaime Shearn Coan (PhD Candidate in English, CUNY GC).
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Thu, Oct 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 27, 2016, 10/27/2016, Interventions in the Narrativization of the AIDS Crisis
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Stephen Shames, a student at the University of California, Berkeley, first encountered and photographed Panther Chairman Bobby Seale in April 1967 at an anti–Vietnam War rally. Seale became a mentor to Shames, and Shames, in turn, became the most trusted photographer to the party, remaining by Seale’s side through his campaign for mayor of Oakland in 1973. Seale and Shames, in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, will be in conversation. Shames' new book, Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers, features memorable images accompanied by Seale’s colorful in-depth commentary.
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Thu, Oct 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 27, 2016, 10/27/2016, Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames discuss the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party
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Join Cecily Brown and Senior Curator Claire Gilman in a walkthrough of the exhibition Rehearsal. Attendees will receive a limited-edition coloring book featuring works from the show.
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Thu, Oct 27
6:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 27, 2016, 10/27/2016, Artist Talk: Cecily Brown
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How can we mutually expand our knowledge of Indigenous Manhattan? We begin by hosting a symposium in Manaháhtaan to encourage new conversations on diaspora, identity, and the centering of Lenape and Original peoples in NYC’s past and future. These sessions (including performances and roundtables) will gather Lenape leaders, artists, and scholars in dialogue, acknowledging issues of environmental stewardship and concerns for futurity. Full schedule TBA.
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Fri, Oct 28
12:00 am

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Symposiums, October 28, 2016, 10/28/2016, Manaháhtaan Symposium: Conversations on Lenape Identity
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Focusing on the period of 1981-1996, this conversation proposes to undo and to disrupt dominant and static narratives of the AIDS Crisis in favor of producing new approaches, through convening senior and junior scholars and archivists including Tara Burk (Art Historian, Rutgers University), Lesley Farlow (Performer and Dance Historian, AIDS Oral History Project, NYPL), Thomas F. DeFrantz (Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies, Duke University), David Román (Professor of English and American Studies, USC), and Janet Werther (Dance Artist and PhD Student in Theatre, CUNY GC). Moderated by Jaime Shearn Coan (PhD Candidate in English, CUNY GC).
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Fri, Oct 28
2:00 pm

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Discussions, October 28, 2016, 10/28/2016, Interventions in the Narrativization of the AIDS Crisis
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Katherine Knauer, artist and quiltmaker, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at American Folk Art Museum, converse about Knauer's evolution as an artist, her Art in the Windows and Art Wall on Third exhibitions as well as the broader history of the important quiltmaking tradition in America.
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Sat, Oct 29
2:00 pm

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Talks, October 29, 2016, 10/29/2016, Artist Talk: Katherine Knauer
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Save money and help “save the Earth” at the same time. How we use energy is harmful to the planet, wasteful, and expensive for ourselves even though there have been solutions for decades. This talk will go into detail on the problems and solutions. No to poison power (nuclear and fossil fuel), yes to efficiency and renewables (solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, hydrothermal, wave).Speaker Ken Gale is the host and producer of WBAI-FM's environmental radio show Eco-Logic. He is the founder of the NYC Safe Energy Campaign and author of Chernobyl-on-the-Hudson. Ken is a long-time environmental activist and birder and active with NYC Grassroots Alliance and NYC Friends of Clearwater.
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Sun, Oct 30
11:00 am

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Talks, October 30, 2016, 10/30/2016, Help Save the Earth
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Featuring Kerascoët, Pénélope Bagieu and Catherine Meurisse.This discussion will focus on the way in which comic art uses humor and visual imagination to playfully express a wide range of human emotions.
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Tue, Nov 1
6:00 pm

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Discussions, November 01, 2016, 11/01/2016, Drawing the Unspeakable
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Jennifer Roberts of the CUNY Graduate Center delivers this lecture.
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Fri, Nov 4
7:00 pm

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Lectures, November 04, 2016, 11/04/2016, War Without Victory: Athens, Sparta, and the Battle for Greece
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A conversation with dance collective, AUNTS, on the final evening of their zine residency. AUNTS, organized by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman, generates a constantly shifting environment, often in the form of a live event.In trying to “fill out the gap” left by deaths from AIDS, the zine, as a handmade, grassroots object, will serve as a central metaphor for addressing the ephemeral, fragmentary, and affective documents of a generation of artists. Two artist collectives, Allied Productions (October 18) and AUNTS (November 8) will develop zines and related live presentations addressing how each collective’s artistic practices might be in conversation with the reality and aftermath of the AIDS epidemic in the NYC dance and performance community.
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Tue, Nov 8
7:00 pm

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Discussions, November 08, 2016, 11/08/2016, The Zine Project: AUNTS
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Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities.  Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Walker.
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Wed, Nov 9
6:30 pm

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Lectures, November 09, 2016, 11/09/2016, The Legacy of Writer and Preservationist Jane Jacobs
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This evening with Jawanza James Williams (Voices of Community Activists and Leaders), Theodore Kerr (writer and organizer), Kenyon Farrow (essayist and US and Global Health Policy Director for Treatment Action Group), Robert Sember (Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at The New School’s Eugene Lang College and member of the sound-art collective Ultra-red), and iele paloumpis (dance artist and death doula) will focus on the work of current activists and will attempt to articulate and historicize contemporary issues related to HIV/AIDS. They aim to push forward and circulate current knowledge production of various kinds as well as to produce strategies for archiving and theorizing the contemporary.
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Thu, Nov 10
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 10, 2016, 11/10/2016, A Matter of Urgency and Agency: HIV/AIDS Now
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Paul V. Walsh of the New York Military Affairs Symposium delivers this lecture.
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Fri, Nov 11
7:00 pm

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Lectures, November 11, 2016, 11/11/2016, The Great War and Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising
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Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
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Mon, Nov 14
6:00 pm

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Lectures, November 14, 2016, 11/14/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities.  Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.
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Wed, Nov 16
6:30 pm

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Lectures, November 16, 2016, 11/16/2016, The Legacy of Writer and Preservationist Jane Jacobs
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Theodore F. Cook, Jr. of William Paterson University of New Jersey delivers this lecture.
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Fri, Nov 18
7:00 pm

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Lectures, November 18, 2016, 11/18/2016, The Russo-Japanese War: Forging the Japanese Soldier
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In the second of two long-form conversations contextualizing Platform 2016: Lost and Found, artists and curators revisit the community ethos of the East Village in the 1980s/90s and analogous networks of artists and activists today, in an afternoon interspersed with performance. In search of an intergenerational discussion around artistic influence, portraiture, and performed history, Lost and Found has provided four performers with “dossiers” consisting of images, flyers, biographies, documentation, and other ephemera to explore the act of reconstructing, or responding to, the life, work, and mythology of artists who have passed away.1:30-2:30pm: LOST: East Village Ethos: a conversation about how local values and sensibilities historically defined by immigrant and artistic communities informed a “downtown” response to the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s/90s. With Allied Productions (Jack Waters & Peter Kramer), Sarah Schulman, Alex Fialho (Visual AIDS Programs Director), and Ishmael Houston-Jones, moderated by Jaime Shearn Coan.2:45pm: “Life Drawing” Response #3: Katy Pyle responding to the work of Greer Lankton (1958-1996).3-4pm: FOUND: Imaginative Alliances: Artists and curators Ali Rosa-Salas, DonChristian, and Larissa Velez-Jackson.  This discussion will focus how artists and other creative performative minds address AIDS in their work today though notions of loss, queerness, and activism.4:15: “Life Drawing” Response #4: Narcissister responding to the work of Alvin Ailey (1931-1989).4:30pm: Wrap-Up with Katy Pyle, Narcissister, and all panelists.
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Sat, Nov 19
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Symposiums, November 19, 2016, 11/19/2016, Platform 2016:​ Lost and Found
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Gary Hattem president of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Managing Director of their Community Development Finance Group, and a former community-based low-income housing developer, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities.  Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Hattem.
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Wed, Nov 30
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Lectures, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, The Legacy of Writer and Preservationist Jane Jacobs
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Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, and Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Professor of Humanities at NYU, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities.  Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sassen and Sennett.
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Wed, Dec 7
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Lectures, December 07, 2016, 12/07/2016, The Legacy of Writer and Preservationist Jane Jacobs
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Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
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Mon, Dec 12
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Lectures, December 12, 2016, 12/12/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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