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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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Do you feel like there is creativity hiding inside of you, but are not sure where to find it? There are endless tutorials on taking pictures, but how do you figure out what to shoot in the first place? In order to develop a unique point of view, we have to understand how creativity works. To answer to these questions and many others surrounding the creative process Adam Marelli will take you through his findings which are the subject of his new book, Picture This: A Roadmap for Photographers and Their Creativity. He will also reveal a twenty three point process he uses for all of his work and lay out a map so you can successfully navigate the uncharted waters of your own imagination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
1:00 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Photography: Are You Expressing Your Creativity or Just Pushing Buttons?
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Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctor’s and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety.  By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind. We can slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. When we are in a state of physical and mental calmness, we have more control over our reactions towards life’s stressors.  Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace. Dr. Frank Pawlowski delivers this informative lecture. There will even be a short meditation sitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
2:00 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation
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A lecture by Oladipupo Adamolekun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Some Reflections on Democracy and Development in Africa
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Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College, will give a talk on his critique of Sara Soh’s rejection of the Japanese “comfort women” system as sexual slavery. According to Min, Soh’s 2008 book, The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan, is the only comprehensive English-language book that covers both the “comfort women” issue and the redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery, but it has provided many controversial arguments.  Prof. Min will try to show that many of Soh’s arguments provided to reject the sexual slavery thesis conflict with facts and logically unsound. Prof. Min is completing a book project focusing the redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
4:30 pm

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Lectures, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Japanese 'Comfort Women' and Sexual Slavery
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The Harlem-based Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta transforms the lobby with a new installation from her Botánico Series, inspired by weeds and uncontrolled nature within urban spaces. Exploring the tension between humans and the botanical world, Puerta's ongoing series, which she started in 2010, evokes nature's resilient response amid efforts by humans to exert control.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
5:30 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Artist Talk: Lina Puerta
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In 1975, news broke that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, shocking people in the city and around the nation. How could the country’s largest metropolis be nearly broke? Over the rest of the year, the city’s fate hung in the balance as it struggled to win aid from Washington, DC—where President Gerald Ford and his advisers greeted New York with the attitude summed up in the famous Daily News headline, “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” Even though the city did not, in the end, go bankrupt, the crisis and response transformed approaches to city governance and popular views of the role of business in New York. How can the story of New York’s fiscal crisis help us think about the possibilities and limits of urban politics today, especially as Mayor Bill de Blasio seeks re-election? What relevance does the fiscal crisis of the 1970s have for our current era of fiscal crises—in Detroit, Hartford, Puerto Rico, and for many states around the nation? And how might the history of New York in the 1970s enable us to reflect on the rise of Donald Trump, who got his start in Manhattan real estate at that time? Featuring: Kimberly K Phillips-Fein
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Fear City: How New York City’s Fiscal Crisis Led to the Rise of Austerity Politics
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From the vantage point of 100 years, what was the lasting significance of the Russian Revolution? Some have argued that European fascism was a direct response to the Bolshevik seizure of power, and hence that the Russian Revolution helped produce the Second World War and the postwar division of Europe. Others have seen the Revolution as inaugurating a form of rule continuous with earlier Russian authoritarian patterns; from this perspective, the Revolution had relatively little impact on the long-term trajectory of Russian society itself, at least. Against this background, the panelists will address the nature of the Russian Revolution and its historical consequences up to the present day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, The Russian Revolution: A Reconsideration 100 Years On
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With incredible views and countless amenities, New York City’s waterfront parks are year-round destinations for visitors and residents alike. And while these waterfront parks have been traditionally designed for recreation, with increasing frequency, coastal cities are redesigning waterfront parks and public spaces for the dual purpose of providing both recreational spaces as well as protection from flooding and extreme weather events. This panel will discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities in designing resilient and sustainable parks and public spaces that protect our neighborhoods while also providing the recreational opportunities and amenities for all New Yorkers. NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver will host a public discussion on resilient and sustainable design with Principal of SWA/Balsley Thomas Balsley, and Principal-in-Charge of WXY architecture + urban design Claire Weisz.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, How Can Parks and Public Space Create a More Resilient New York City?
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Discuss the book by Emma Donoghue.
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Tue, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, The Wonder: Miracle Girl
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The first Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features Joseph Calleja, from Malta, who is one of the world’s leading tenors. He sings Pollione in the Met’s new opening night production of Norma and will appear in the role through December. Calleja sings all the major roles of the Italian tenor repertoire in all the top theaters of the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with Tenor Joseph Calleja
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Craig Gropper,  the artist’s grandson, discusses Gropper’s art from the political cartoons to murals, and how his convictions guided his life’s work but, ultimately, cost him his livelihood. After an accomplished career as a TV journalist, Craig Gropper decided to devote himself to the family business. He now manages his grandfather’s legacy. From the 1920s through the middle of the 20th century, artist William Gropper was one of the country’s best known social critics. His drawings and paintings challenged the powerful on behalf of the powerless, whether featured in newspapers and magazines or in galleries and museums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, The Life and Work of Cartoonist William Gropper
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Activism around the environment, whether literary or community, can benefit from a focus on imagination, open dialogue, and building connections between people and the earth. Writing can help us understand the profound issues facing our world, harness people’s passion about the environmental, and work together for a sustainable future. Authors will read from recent work and facilitate a discussion about writing and activism in the climate justice movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Women Take on the Environment: Writing and Activism
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Celebrate the publication of The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick with NYRB Classics and the editor of the collection, Darryl Pinckney. Pinckney will discuss Hardwick's life and work with fiction writer Susan Minot, poet Saskia Hamilton, and essayist and novelist Daphne Merkin.
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Tue, Oct 17
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, A Discussion of The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
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This is a talk with investigative journalists Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov. Together, Borogan and Soldatov have co-authored The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB, The New Nobility, and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, (PublicAffairs, 2015). An updated edition of The Red Web with a new chapter about Russian interference in the 2016 US election was published in August 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Oct 18
12:00 pm

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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Kremlin's Wars on the Internet
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Has there been a role reversal between the US and China on the environment? China has long been considered an environmental outlier-- horrendous smog episodes, water unfit to drink and even to irrigate, huge increases in the number of cars on the road, a global leader in the use of pesticides, a major coal producer and importer, a reluctant participant in global climate negotiations until recently, and more. The US, until November 9, had been seen as at least modestly responsive to environmental concerns. Now with Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt ensconced in Washington seeking to systematically dismantle the environmental policy system in contrast to the passage of environmental legislation and a new role around climate change in China, the roles do seem to be reversing. Is that an accurate view? Speaker Robert Gottlieb is Emeritus Professor at Occidental College and founder and former executive director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books; his most recent book, co-authored with Simon Ng, is Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Reversing Roles?: Environmental Politics and Policy in China and the US
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Dr. Libby O’Connell discusses the centrality of food themes in the Wilson administration’s efforts to mobilize American support for World War I. Featuring archival photographic images and vivid Great War era propaganda posters, her presentation examines the popular response to increased food production and conservation demands on the domestic front, and feeding the troops on the war front.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Feeding the Fight: Food, Propaganda, and WWI
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'History must restore what slavery took away': such was the urgent, if haunting, imperative of history as reparations, articulated in 1925 by Arturo Schomburg. At a moment when the very idea of black historicity aroused doubt, Schomburg, an Afro-Puerto Rican bibliophile in New York, built an unprecedented 'race library' documenting the African diasporic past. This talk examines the contested place of slavery in archival economies at once affective and pecuniary. In tracing how Schomburg bought, and ultimately sold, his library, this talk shows how early African American archives recast the market's devaluation of black lives and letters. Speaker Laura Helton is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Delaware.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, 'Five dollars for a letter written by a Negro': Arturo Schomburg's Library and the Price of Black History
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Discuss the book by Ruth Ware.
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Wed, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Woman In Cabin 10: Mystery Thriller
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New York-based photographers Rog and Bee Walker discuss their latest work. Paper Monday is a visual research project that reflects a practice that is collaborative and multifaceted. Rog and Bee have distinct photographic styles that, together or apart, produce cultural commentaries. Joining the conversation will be Ouigi Theodore, the Founder and Creative Director of the Brooklyn Circus. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Photographers Talk: Bee and Rog Walker
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How does the human brain encode vast arrays of sensory information? What proportion of this information enters our awareness for conscious perception? Neuroscientist Tony Ro joins Jesse Prinz, distinguished professor of philosophy, and others to get to the root of the mind-body question. Is our brain telling our body what to do or is our body telling our brain what do?  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Consciousness and the Human Brain
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In the light of today's debates about the nature of pleasure, desire, happiness, and enjoyment, Giacomo Leopardi's observations on pleasure and desire strike us as both Romantic and post-Romantic - and uncannily up-to-date with 20th century psychoanalysis and contemporary theory. In his absolute certainty that the only desire is infinite desire and that no object, no goal, no accomplishment will ever bring satisfaction, Leopardi's theory of pleasure is the missing link between the Enlightenment debates about happiness, Freud's death drive, Lacan's enjoyment, and Deleuze's and Guattari's notion of productive desire. A lecture by Alessandro Carrera, University of Houston.
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Wed, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, I Can't Get No Satisfaction: Giacomo Leopardi's Theory of Infinite Desire
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Hip Hop Heresies proposes new ways to think about the “authentic” hip hop body and the ways hip hop artists, DJs, rappers, and filmmakers, in this case, deploy New York City and its specific artistic, racial, gender, and sexual populations and traditions, to remake hip hop meaning and doing. Particularly, this manuscript troves the rich and untapped alternate hip hop historiographies—the queer(ed) bodies, Afro-Asian cultural production, sonic gender drag, graphic novel avatars, and the mash-up of rap and Broadway musicals. Speaker Shanté Paradigm Smalls won CLAGS’ 2016 Fellowship Award for Best First Book Project in LGBTQ Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City
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With Noel Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Art and Art Professions, who will discuss graphic design and typography in the exhibition Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr and Philip Johnson. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
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Gallery Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, On Graphic Design and Typography
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Emmet Gowin and the Morgan Library Curator of Photography Joel Smith discuss Gowin's new book, Mariposas Nocturnas, a dazzling document of his longtime project photographing nocturnal moths in Central and South America. His color portraits feature creatures which may never have been photographed as living specimens before, and some of which may not be seen again. The moths are photographed alive, in natural positions and postures. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Photographer Emmet Gowin discusses his new book Mariposas Nocturnas
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Sheila Pepe is a cross-disciplinary artist employing conceptualism, surrealism, and craft to address feminist and class issues. Solo exhibitions include the Smith College Museum of Art and Weatherspoon Art Museum; group exhibitions include Greater New York at PS1/MoMA; Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art & Craft, Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Queer Threads at Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art; the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, and Artisterium 3, Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Wed, Oct 18
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Artist Talk: Sheila Pepe
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Discuss the book by Camille Aubray.
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Wed, Oct 18
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Cooking for Picasso: Serving a Great Artist
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David Rockwell is the founder and President of Rockwell Group, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. The firm merges architecture, theater, craftsmanship, and technology to create unique narratives for each project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
7:30 pm

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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, David Rockwell, Architect and Designer
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Featuring alumna Manon Hutton-DeWys.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 18
7:30 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Composer Vivian Fine and NYC in 1931
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Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, E. Patrick Johnson of Northwestern University will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research to a stage play and then to a documentary film. The lecture will also engage questions of ethics, advocacy and aesthetics. E. Patrick Johnson is the author of two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
12:00 pm

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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea
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The architect James Sanders—co-writer with Ric Burns of the acclaimed eight-part PBS series New York: A Documentary Film, and author of the landmark book, Celluloid Skyline—will present a special illustrated talk on Grand Central in the movies.  Featuring dozens of rare and unusual images from his collection, the presentation will trace the extraordinary role the terminal has played in American film history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
12:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Grand Central Cinema
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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 The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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Discuss the book by by Maya Angelou.
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Thu, Oct 19
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Classic American Memoir
Thu, Oct 19
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, 'It Would Be a Strange Paradox': US Global Economic Power and the British Welfare State in the Early Cold War, 1945-1951
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The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. This is a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who will show how these modes of inquiry bear on each other and explain what makes music mean. Welcoming Remarks: David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art and Director Pamela Smith, Professor of History and Chair, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Jacqueline Gottlieb, Professor of Neuroscience Speakers: David Huron, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, School of Music & Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ohio State University Aniruddh D. Patel, Professor of Psychology, Tufts University Elizabeth Tolbert, Professor of Musicology, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
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Thu, Oct 19
4:15 pm

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Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Music and Meaning
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Speaker Michael Paris is working on a book about the history and possible futures of school desegregation in the United States. For the past several decades, observers from across the political spectrum have agreed that this cause is dead. The main purpose of the book is to explore new possibilities for revival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
4:30 pm

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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Racial Liberalism and School Desegregation: The Connecticut Case of Sheff v. O'Neill
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The Trump Administration’s announcement that it would increase the US troop presence in Afghanistan signals a new force-based approach to solving the conflict. In recent years, Russia has actively engaged with the Afghanistan issue, sponsoring regional conferences and peace talks, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented that the Trump Administration's new strategy is a “dead end.” How are Washington and Moscow now approaching the promotion of peace and stability in the region and what are their underlying assumptions and constraints? How does each country approach questions of a negotiated political settlement and broader regional diplomacy? Is there a danger of a proxy conflict emerging between the Untied States and Russia in Afghanistan and more broadly across Central Asia? Please join us for a discussion with leading Afghanistan experts from both Russia and the United States. Chairs: Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute Joshua Tucker, Director, Jordan Center
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Thu, Oct 19
5:00 pm

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Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Back to the Future in Afghanistan? Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in a Time of Regional Uncertainty
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In conjunction with Vice President Gore's Inconvenient Truth presentations, come hear what the latest science is telling us about our climate, the impact across the globe, and how we can help support the work already being done to solve it. Climate Leader Reality Project Volunteer Peter Fontana is excited to discuss empowering ways we can help in our everyday lives (big and small) + lead a Q&A.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
6:00 pm

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Talks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The Climate Reality Project
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A talk with writer, artist, filmmaker and anthropologist Roxanne Varzi, connecting fieldwork under conditions of political censorship to the self-censorship that academia sometimes seems to demand.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
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Talks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Playing with Fire: Iran, Ethnography, and the Question of Genre
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This talk will present some of the significant historiographical contributions of studying religion in colonial Mexico from the starting point of laywomen's participation and experience. Looking at laywomen's interactions with clergy, ecclesiastical courts, sacraments and other church rituals, and cloisters, the larger study from which this talk is taken argues that women were central in the gradual process of creating colonial religious culture in New Spain. This talk synthesizes some of the most important findings of this larger study, focusing on the ways that centering laywomen impacts a number of historical and theoretical debates in the field of colonial Latin American history the history of early modern Catholicism. Speaker Jessica Delgado is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Princeton University.
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Troubling Devotion: Laywomen and the Making of Colonial Catholicism
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Signal to Noise describes a contemporary mode of perception -- and practice, within our contemporary culture and acknowledges that cultural production today is set against an expanding backdrop of media and information. This superabundance of signals, images, and data points creates a congested context against which all public arts are read. Indeed the notion of public – and private- has been fundamentally altered by a technologically expanded sense of commons that extends across media formats and channels. Speaker: Eric Höweler at Höweler Yoon Architects
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Signal to Noise: The Superabundance of Data
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Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, E. Patrick Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research to the stage and then to film. The lecture will also engage questions of ethics, advocacy and aesthetics. E. Patrick Johnson is the chair of African American Studies, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar/artist, Johnson performs nationally and internationally and has published widely in the areas of race, gender, sexuality and performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, From Field to Performance: Adapting Oral History and Ethnographic Fiim
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In this talk Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp will outline the project of their recent book, which offers a critical reevaluation and rearticulation of the social constructivist ambitions of Berger and Luckmann’s 1966 book The Social Construction of Reality while radically rethinking the implications of this for a work saturated not just with digital media, but with data processes. More broadly, they will argue for a reengagement of media theory with the broader tradition of social theory in the face of a radical expansion of what media are, and how mediation and datafication are embedded in everyday social orders.   With: Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen.
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The Mediated Construction of Reality
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This talk draws attention to Sophie de Grouchy’s 1798 distinction between negative and positive right, which, upon examination, prefigures the famous distinction between positive and negative liberty. Eric Schliesser of the University of Amsterdam analyzes her treatment, and argues that she should be accorded a significant place in the discussions of the tradition(s) of reflection on the famous distinction.
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Thu, Oct 19
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Sophie de Grouchy, The Tradition(s) of Two Liberties, and the Missing Mother(s) of Liberalism
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A conversation on One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombia's Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Panel: Mariano Siskind, Harvard University Elaine Savory, Eugene Lang College Juan E De Castro, Eugene Lang College
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Thu, Oct 19
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Fifty Years of Solitude: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
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Thu, Oct 19
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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Zoopoetics aims to highlight the plurality of stylistic, linguistic and narrative tools used by writers to express the plurality of animal activities, affects and worlds, as well as the intricacies of the interactions between humans and animals. Such an approach helps to understand that all life forms are in a relationship of dependence with an arche (Husserl)--an origin, a reason, a refuge, a dwelling, the Earth--and that animals are more stylistic or rhetorical beings than we usually think of them as being. Evolution and biomorphic logics allow us to intuitively understand other species related to us, to share many of their emotions and expressions, and to be able to account for them through specific human means, such as evocative and figurative language. The lecture will show that perspectivism, metamorphosis and hybridity are universal patterns and experiences that literature embodies in different ways. Speaker Anne Simon is a Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Francaise and a Member of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), where she leads the Project "Animots".
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Fri, Oct 20
12:30 pm

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Lectures, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Literature as an Ark: on the Stylistic and Ethical Aspects of Zoopoetics
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Speaker: Mary Roldan
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Fri, Oct 20
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Colombia's Peace Process
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Dr. Ernest Sosa and Dr. Stephen Stich, both Board of Governors Professors of Philosophy at Rutgers University, will present their views and invite dialogue about the role of intuition in philosophical reasoning. The Lebowitz prize is awarded annually by the Phi Beta Kappa Society in collaboration with the American Philosophical Association to two philosophers, renowned in their field, who hold contrasting views on a topic of current interest in philosophy. Reception to follow.
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Fri, Oct 20
5:00 pm

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Symposiums, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Intuition in Philosophical Reasoning
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The conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 1970s continues to exert a strong influence on contemporary art the world over. Art historians Terry Smith and Robert Bailey and artist Mary Kelly, themselves either participants in the movement or scholars now revisiting it, discuss conceptual art’s turn to language within a visual arts context, how conceptual art’s embrace of written and spoken discourse gave art new intellectual powers, and the political, psychological, and philosophical consequences that issue from these transformations.
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Fri, Oct 20
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, The Consequence of Conceptual Art
Fri, Oct 20
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Emmy wining writer in conversation
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If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic pulp magazines, 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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Sat, Oct 21
1:00 pm

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Discussions, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
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Did you know that the Lindy Hop was born in Harlem? The Harlem Swing Society is celebrating the Lindy Hop. Come and learn about the history of the dance as well as how the dance is done.
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Sat, Oct 21
3:00 pm

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Talks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, The Harlem Swing Society Presents the Lindy Hop
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An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the featured artist’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and careers of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, discussing their original composition and inspiration behind them.
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Sat, Oct 21
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Pre-Concert Discussion: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook
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An interactive tour highlighting works on view in honor of the centennial of the birth of Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000). Explore how aspects of urban life serve as inspiration for artists across generations. This gallery tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome.
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Sun, Oct 22
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 22, 2017, 10/22/2017, Gallery Tour: Their Own Harlems
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An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the featured artist’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and careers of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, discussing their original composition and inspiration behind them.
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Sun, Oct 22
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 22, 2017, 10/22/2017, Pre-Concert Discussion: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook
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Perhaps no single event in recent memory has had such an effect on – and continues to have the potential to affect – US-Russian relations then the ongoing allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Elections. From secret meetings at Trump Tower to Facebook ads and bots to FBI wiretaps and raids, this story seems to take new twists and turns almost weekly. Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Seva Gunitsky is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Julia Ioffe is a staff writer at The Atlantic, covering politics and international affairs. She was a Moscow-based correspondent for Foreign Policy and The New Yorker from 2009-2012. Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics, an affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and an affiliated Professor of Data Science.
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Mon, Oct 23
4:00 pm

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Discussions, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: What Happened, What Do We Know, and What Are We Going to Find Out?
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Speaker Dan Baer is a Diplomat in Residence at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Affairs.  He was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2013 to 2017. He previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2009-2013. Baer was an assistant professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, a Faculty Fellow at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, and a project leader at The Boston Consulting Group.
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Mon, Oct 23
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Defending Universal Values in the Age of Trump
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Speakers: Prof. Rachel Godsil, Professor at Rutgers University School of Law, Director of Research, Perception Institute Prof. Linda Tropp, Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Mon, Oct 23
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Race in the United States: Race and Cognition
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In 1995, President Clinton declassified 800,000 photographs from CORONA, the United States' first spy satellite program, in order to make them available for environmental and historical research. Since then, imagery from the U2 aerial missions and from HEXAGON, the CORONA successor, have been declassified as well. Archaeologists working in the Near East have been quick to embrace these newly available resource, which capture images of sites and landscapes in the 1960's. Many of these landscapes have been damaged or destroyed in the intervening 40 years. This presentation will discuss how CORONA imagery has been used to study ancient landscapes in the Near East, with case studies from Bronze Age Syria, Iron Age northern Iraq, and late Antique northwestern Iran. Speaker Jason Ur is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University and director of its Center for Geographic Analysis. Reception to follow. 
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Mon, Oct 23
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Spying on Antiquity: Declassified US Intelligence Satellite Imagery and Near Eastern Archaeology
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In light of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and other cities across the nation, a panel discussion on Civil War Monuments has been planned -- on the subject of their meaning, the complex histories that surround their realization, and the current socio-political conditions that are causing their very existence to be reconsidered. Should these monuments be saved? Should they be torn down? Is it possible—or even appropriate—to make thoughtful, informed interventions into these works of public art that can preserve their history, diffuse the myth and polarization that surround them and serve as teaching moments for future generations? These and other questions will be posed during the program. Panelists include:                ·         Stony Brook University Professor Michele H. Bogart, whose teaching areas include the social history of public art and urban design and commercial culture in the United States; ·         Executive Director of the American Historical Association James Grossman whose work has focused on various aspects of American urban history, African American history, the place of history in public culture, and more; ·         Julian LaVerdiere, a 1993 graduate and co-creator of the Tribute in Light Memorial; ·         Visual journalist and former CNN correspondent Brian Palmer, who has photographed Virginia's neglected African American cemeteries and more; ·         Columbia University Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Mabel O. Wilson, whose design and scholarly research investigates space, politics and cultural memory in black America and race and modern architecture; ·         Mya Dosch, faculty member who is teaching the fall 2017 course “Take ‘em down: Monuments, Artist Interventions, and the Struggle for Memory in the Americas,” will moderate.    
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Mon, Oct 23
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Monument, Myth and Meaning: A Conversation between Educators, Historians, Artists, and Architects
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This presentation examines the linguistic strategies that uphold whiteness as the linchpin of the racial system as well as the counterstrategies that work to undo this system of power. The analysis considers two forms of racializing language: talk about race, or racially referential language, and talk that enacts race, or racially indexical language. Focusing on the uneasy racial positioning of white youth in California both in the 1990s and in the present day, I argue that a political critique of the language of whiteness must be at the center of any effort to challenge white supremacy. Featured Speaker: Mary Bucholtz, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Lectures, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Getting Talked into (and out of) Whiteness
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Jean Giono (1895–1970) was born and lived most of his life in the town of Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Largely self-educated, he started working as a bank clerk at the age of sixteen and reported for military service when World War I broke out. He saw action in several savage battles, including Verdun, and was one of only two members of his company to survive. After the war, he returned to his job and family in Manosque and became a vocal, lifelong pacifist. With the success of his first published novel, Colline, which won the Prix Brentano, he left the bank and began to publish prolifically. During World War II Giono’s outspoken pacifism led some to accuse him, unjustly, of defeatism and of collaboration with the Nazis; after France’s liberation in 1944, he was imprisoned and held without charges. Despite being blacklisted after his release, Giono continued writing and achieved renewed success. Speaker Paul Eprile is a longtime publisher, as well as a poet and translator.
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Mon, Oct 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Translating French Writer Jean Giono
Mon, Oct 23
7:30 pm

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Discussions, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Philosopher and groundbreaking psychologist on our troubling times
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The Parthenon is the most sculpturally rich building to survive from antiquity, and the frieze is the best-preserved section of its original adornment. Newly installed in the Graduate Center’s lobby and library is a remarkably early and well-conserved set of British Museum casts on long-term loan from CUNY’s City College that had originally been used to teach art and art history there for more than 100 years.   This day-long symposium brings together a distinguished lineup of art historians, curators, and artists to examine their historical and contemporary context. Beginning with the original sculptural scheme of the Parthenon and its legacy, and turning towards the international distribution and educational role of the plaster cast, the symposium will conclude with a discussion of issues surrounding the production and reception of public works of sculpture.  
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Tue, Oct 24
11:30 am

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Symposiums, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Casting the Curriculum: The Parthenon Marbles, Plaster Casts, and Public Sculpture
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For fifty years the Indonesian state denied responsibility for the 1965-66 killings in Indonesia, which saw up to one million unarmed civilians murdered during the height of the Cold War. It is now possible to prove military agency behind the killings. This talk will present a case for why the 1965-66 killings can be understood as a case of genocide. Dr. Jess Melvin’s book, The Army and the Indonesian Genocide: Mechanics of Mass Murder, will be published in December by Routledge. Melvin is a Rice Faculty Fellow in Southeast Asia Studies and Postdoctoral Associate in Genocide Studies at Yale University.
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Tue, Oct 24
12:00 pm

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Lectures, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Killing Atheists: The Army, Islam and the Indonesian Genocide
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Non-profit work comes from the heart. It is something you are not going to be making large amounts of money from; what you are going to make (potentially) is an impact. It is a passion, an adventure, a way to give back and do good. No one told Bruce Byers how to do this, he just heard that he could join a mission and said, “OK, I am in!” It has been, not only an eye-opener, but also a wonderful ride to some of the great places on the earth. But within all that, Bruce never stops thinking about the next child he can help through his images. In this presentation Byers will discuss how he documents for non-profits: What it takes money-wise, equipment-wise, and the personal toll it can take as well. Bruce will give you the run down as to how he got involved and why, he will go over the ways he raises the funds he needs to make it possible to do this work, the equipment required, and how to be prepared for anything while being at the top of your game. He will also discuss doing both stills and video, the books he has created, and what he carries to get the job done. If have the desire to document for a non-profit, to use your photography skills to make a difference in the world (and Bruce thinks everyone should because it will change your life and your photography), this talk will be for you.
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Tue, Oct 24
1:00 pm

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Talks, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Photography For Good: Using Your Photography Skills to Make a Difference
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David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, super angel investor, best selling author and keynote speaker who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. He has been described by Forbes as "New York's Archangel", by BusinessWeek as a "world conquering entrepreneur", by Crain's New York Business as "the father of angel investing in New York", and by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley". He is the New York Times best selling author of both Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups and The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business.
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Talks, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, David S. Rose, Entrepreneur and Investor
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During the last 60 years, no cookbook editor has influenced American culinary life more than did Judith Jones (1924-2017). In her 57 years at Alfred A. Knopf, she launched the careers of many major food writers, beginning with Julia Child, Marcella Hazan, and Madhur Jaffrey. Almost 50 years ago she introduced the British scholar-writer Claudia Roden to American audiences. In 1976 she inaugurated an era of serious investigation into African American cooking with Edna Lewis's The Taste of Country Cooking. She created the ambitious series Knopf Cooks American, which surveyed traditions ranging from Southern baking (Bill Neal's Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie) to the Italian-American kitchens of Rhode Island (Nancy Verde Barr's We Called It Macaroni). She made Lidia Bastianich a household name, and gave cooks an enlarged understanding of American and worldwide Jewish cuisine through her many editor-writer partnerships with Joan Nathan. Panelists include Joan Nathan, author of King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World (2017); Ray Sokolov, author of Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food (2013); Laura Shapiro, author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories (2017); Anne Mendelson, author of Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages (2008); Madhur Jaffrey, author of Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking (2015); and Bronwyn Dunne, Judith Jones's step-daughter. Moderated by Food Studies faculty member Andrew F. Smith.
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Tue, Oct 24
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Remembering Judith Jones, A Culinary Luminary
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To mark the publication of Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park, this is a panel discussion with the book’s co-editors, cultural theorist Christoph Lindner (University of Oregon) and urban geographer Brian Rosa (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center), along with sociologist Julia Rothenberg (Queensborough Community College). Exploring the after-effects of the High Line—both in New York City and beyond—these three urbanists will lead a discussion on the consequences, implications, reverberations, and distortions implicated in the contemporary fascination with infrastructural re-use. Exploring questions about the cultural, social, economic, and physical transformations that surround the High Line and other similar projects, the panelists will dissect the “High Line Effect.” Key themes will be the relationship between parks creation and gentrification, infrastructural reuse, the aestheticization of post-industrial landscapes, and the explosion of projects mimicking the High Line in cities throughout the world.
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Tue, Oct 24
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Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, After-Effects of the High Line
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This listening group focuses on uncovering that elusive element universally recognizable as "Italian-ness" in music. We explore works by composers from Gesualdo to Berio and Vivaldi to Verdi, looking beyond the famous Italian melodic gift to discuss textural, rhythmic, and structural parameters. Together we develop a clearer way to describe what makes it Italian. Appropriate for all music enthusiasts; no prior musical study is required. Ongoing attendance is recommended; however, guest attendance is allowed, space permitting. Led by Gina Crusco, Artistic Director of Underworld Productions and former music faculty, The New School.
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Tue, Oct 24
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Lectures, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, What Makes it Italian? Discovering National Character in Vocal and Instrumental Music
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Discuss the book by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Tue, Oct 24
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories:  Classic Detective Fiction
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Kenneth Silver, speakers Nicholas Fox Weber and Donald Albrecht, and catalogue essayist for Partners in Design, will focus on the roles played by salons and gay culture and their leading lights in the development of modernism in New York in the 1930s.
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Tue, Oct 24
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, The Haute Bohemia of 1930’s Manhattan
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Paul Eprile will be in conversation with Edmund White about Giono's life and work.
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Tue, Oct 24
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Translator Paul Eprile discusses Jean Giorno's Melville: A Novel
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This conversation will focus on identity, style, and dress―the codes and politics of self-presentation. Panelists will discuss connections between self-portraiture and self-styling, decolonizing the fashion image, and the role of the queer archive in the fashion industry. The conversation will be moderated by historian and author Tanisha C. Ford. Participating panelists include Collier Shorr, Nadine Ijewere, and Ethan James Green.
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Tue, Oct 24
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Discussions, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, The Codes and Politics of Self-Presentation
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An exploration of how the art-for-art’s-sake ideal of the Mir iskusstva or World of Art movement of the Silver Age morphed into the agitational propaganda of early Soviet children’s book illustration under Lenin and then Stalin.   Michael Patrick Hearn is an internationally-renowned author, lecturer, critic and independent curator. His many books include The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Book, and The Art of the Broadway Poster. His current projects include a critical study of Edgar Allan Poe, a study of Russian children’s book illustration, and his long-awaited biography of L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz.
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Tue, Oct 24
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, The Picture Book Revolution
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Join the founders of production company THISISPOPBABY, Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon, and one of the stars of Riot, Panti Bliss, for an artist talk and Q&A on the creation of their groundbreaking theatrical show. Riot, described as “both party and politic, a love letter of hope to the future, a clarion call on the state of the nation and a celebration of Ireland,” broke box office records and won Best Production at the 2016 Dublin Fringe Festival.
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Tue, Oct 24
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Talks, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, The Making of a Riot: The Magic of Party and Politics in Performance
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A fundamental aspect of school life rests on the collective substructures of peer networks. This talk examines two intersecting substructures here: peer groups defined as dense communities of close friends and role positions, defined on the local pattern of ties one is embedded within, which are globally aligned by the school status structure. Combined, these two dimensions define the social field of a school for adolescents. Despite intense policy interest in “peer pressure” and theoretical interests in generalizations of fields, there is little basic descriptive information on the life-history of these key social network substructures in real-world networks, in part due to lack of available data and appropriate methods. Here, we describe the dynamics of groups and roles in dynamic data on 6 waves of peer network data in a way that lets us see the simultaneous emergence of behavior homophily and status stability. Lecturer James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane professor of sociology at Duke University.
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Wed, Oct 25
12:00 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Structural Dynamics of Groups and Roles in Early Adolescent Friendship Networks
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Three years ago, L.A. based photographer Dotan Saguy started a casual street photography project in his hometown. Over time the project morphed into a rich photo documentary about the culture of Venice Beach and is about to be published as a monograph by one of the most prestigious German art book publishers: Kehrer Verlag (Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, Saul Leiter). In this presentation Saguy will show his street and documentary work while explaining how the project evolved over time and how he found a great publisher. There are great lessons here for anyone with an idea for a long term project, whether you haven’t started yet or are already in the middle of it. Saguy will offer tips and inspiration to help you turn your project into a reality. Saguy will also share his techniques for capturing raw, candid street moments with a digital Leica rangefinder.
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Wed, Oct 25
1:00 pm

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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, From Street Photography to a Successfully Published Book
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This program showcases the research being done in our community on the topic of Mental Health and Aging. You are invited to bring your ideas, experience, and questions on this topic into an open conversation with a few of the scientific minds from New York-Presbyterian-Cornell and MSK-PDA.
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Wed, Oct 25
5:30 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Mental Health and Aging
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Sustainable living is a way of life that sees material consumption as a means rather than as an end, and attempts to use as few resources as possible to reduce carbon footprint and environmental damage. Consumption patterns are changing, and the sustainable lifestyle is playing a key role in the movement toward a sustainable economy. This panel will provide a broad discussion of the sustainable lifestyle, and look specifically at the growth of the sharing economy to demonstrate the changes in the how we consume and use goods and services. Moderator: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute Panelists include: • William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs • Sarah Flint Stender, Quality Assurance and Sustainability Manager, Rent the Runway • Jason Post, Director of Public Policy and Communications, Uber The panel will be followed by a reception with food and drink.
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Wed, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Sustainability and the Sharing Economy
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Since 1920, The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has managed and maintained a well-loved and heavily used trail system stretching across the New York metropolitan area.  The key to providing access to hikers and daytrippers alike are the high-quality trail maps for parks produced by the Trail Conference.  This is a public talk with cartographer Jeremy Apgar on the history of trail mapping in the region over the past 100 years, how maps are made today, and why Trail Conference maps are considered the gold standard for trail maps in the region, and beyond. A selection of historical trail maps and guides  from the New York Public Library's collection will be on display.
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Wed, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails
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Lecturer Amelia Jones is the Robert A. Day Professor at the Roski School of Art and Design at University of Southern California.
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Wed, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer Performativity
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Discuss the book by Matthew Desmond.
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Wed, Oct 25
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Book Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City: Milwaukee's Poorest Neighhborhoods
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Édouard Louis is the author of The End of Eddy and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive, published in English by the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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Wed, Oct 25
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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Fiction Forum: Édouard Louis
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Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy blasted through New York City, uprooting neighborhoods, flooding buildings, streets, and subways, leaving many without power, food, or clean water. Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School and the Stanton Building Task Force of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition to realize community-engaged prototypes for social resiliency in an underutilized Park building. Project overview and breakouts with community partners, faculty, students, and all interested in local climate action. Conveners: Jean Gardner, School of Constructed Environments and Tishman Center Faculty Member Wendy Brawer, Director, Green Map System Jennifer Vallone, Senior Program Director, University Settlement K Webster, President, Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition Gisbel Videla, Graduate Student, Parsons School of Design
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Wed, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Preparing for Today: Urgency, Engagement and Action in the Age of Uncertainty
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In a post-election essay for The New Yorker, the critic Alex Ross wrote that the “combination of economic inequality and pop-cultural frivolity” in current American life were precisely the fertile ground for an American catastrophe that the Jewish intellectuals of the Frankfurt School anticipated in their studies of antisemitism, mass culture, and the “authoritarian personality.” Jack Jacobs (CUNY), Jonathon Catlin (Princeton), and Liliane Weissberg (Penn) discuss how the Frankfurt School’s analysis of antisemitism in particular sheds light on the racism undergirding contemporary right-wing populist movements.
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Wed, Oct 25
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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Frankfort School Knew Trump Was Coming
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Why do birds sing? Could we call what they sing and how they sing music? Of all nonhuman animals, birds teach us to check anthropocentrism in music, or, as David Rothenberg puts it in Why Birds Sing (2005), birds check “the conceit that humanity is needed to find beauty in the natural world.” But how do they learn songs? Do they invent and compose them or “parrot” what they hear? This is a discussion between animal behavioral psychologist Professor Ofer Tchernichovski (Hunter College) and distinguished professor of philosophy and music, composer and clarinetist, Professor David Rothenberg (NJIT). 
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Wed, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Beyond Imitation: Birdsong and Vocal Learning
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One of the first measures taken by the Vichy government, the law of July 22nd, 1940, intended to give France back to the French. It organized the denaturalization of all French nationals naturalized since 1927. Hundreds of thousands of people were targeted by the law—Jews chiefly among them, even if the law did not explicitly mention them. Drawing from a large archival investigation, Claire Zalc’s Dénaturalisés, les retraits de nationalité sous Vichy examines how the magistrates of the committee that revised naturalizations made their decisions, how prefects and mayors implemented their instructions, how people stripped from French nationality were impacted, and how they responded. In English
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Wed, Oct 25
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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Denaturalizing French Nationals under the Vichy Regime
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Jehmu Greene, television commentator, social justice advocate, former President of Rock the Vote, and political/media strategist, will share lessons learned from her extensive career and most recent candidacy for DNC chair.
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Wed, Oct 25
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Jehmu Greene, Social Justice Advocate
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A conversation on poetry responding to art, art responding to the times, and more, with visual artist Ellen Gallagher and Academy of American Poets Chancellor Terrance Hayes. Hayes wrote the ekphrastic poem “Wigphrastic” in response to Gallagher’s print series “DeLuxe.”
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Wed, Oct 25
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Poetry Responding to Art
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Former Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. addresses and the changing world of higher education, alternative credentials and how best the equity in education movement can prepare and persist with integrity and wisdom in the decade ahead.
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Thu, Oct 26
9:00 am

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Talks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, College for All – A Broken Promise? College, Alternative Credentials and Equity
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Natural light sources and their associated phenomena are distinguished by their capacity to incite awe, fear, curiosity, and fascination––emotions that contribute to the sense that we are part of a larger system we may never fully understand. Solar light, which encompasses both sunlight and daylight, offers an opportunity for designers to incorporate the dynamism and variability of natural light into the built environment as a counterpoint to the relative stability of architectural form. This event—-featuring leaders in the field including Davidson Norris from Carpenter Norris Consulting, Star Davis from Arup and others—-will expand upon critical issues of place and practice that impact natural light and architecture. This program expands upon questions raised in the upcoming Natural Light issue of Lighting: Illumination in Architecture magazine (UK) edited by Glenn Shrum, Director of Parsons Lighting Design program and principal of Flux Studio.
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Thu, Oct 26
4:00 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Natural Light and Architecture
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Discuss the book by Aldous Huxley.
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Thu, Oct 26
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Brave New World: Frightening Future
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An educational talk on relationship violence. Presenters: Verenice Heredia, Program Supervisor, and Viomari Vargas, Outreach Coordinator, Dominican Women’s Development Center. Refreshments will be served.
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Thu, Oct 26
5:30 pm

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Talks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Healthy Relationships
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Discuss the book by Ian McEwan.
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Thu, Oct 26
5:45 pm

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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Nutshell: Wife's Tragic Infidelity
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A discussion with artist Vladimir Miladinovic and Srdjan Hercigonja (Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellow, Institute for the Study of Human Rights) who are both members of the art/theory working group on memorial production strategies "Four Faces of Omarska".
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Thu, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Rendered History: Reclaiming the Truth of War in the Former Yugoslavia
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Filmmakers Dennis Grimaldi and Joey Dedio offer a rare insider’s view into the process of making a new documentary film that offers a fresh perspective on the original production of West Side Story, as told by members of the cast. This is a conversation with the filmmakers, plus the film's Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony Award-winning director Martin Charnin and other West Side Story cast members. See rare Library artifacts plus raw interview footage with West Side Story veterans, including Chita Rivera and Hal Prince, as a preview to a new film commemorating one of Broadway's most historic and influential masterpieces.
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Thu, Oct 26
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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Something's Coming...Something Good: West Side Story Remembered
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Dr. Meral Ekincioglu, a visiting scholar at the MIT, HTC program (2014-2016) who received her Ph.D. in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 2011, will elaborate and discuss some significant Turkish women practitioners dealing with commercial architecture, urban planning, historic preservation in the U.S. architecture and their contribution to the built environment from the 1960s until today. Most of those Turkish women practitioners are silent on their career and their cross-cultural encounters have been left out of the established history of postwar architecture. Considering the lack of a collective memory that recognizes those women architects in the U.S. and the Republic of Turkey, their continued absence in the scholarly literature raises a question: "Can their presence in their practice be strategically constructed and maintained in architecture history?"
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Thu, Oct 26
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, A Challenging Journey in-between Turkey and the US: Woman’s Touch in Architectural Practice
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Cancer treatments, stem cell technology, brain research are a few critical areas that nanotechnology—the scientific method that manipulates and studies matter at the smallest scale—is increasingly impacting. Rein Ulijn, director of the Nanoscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center and Einstein Professor at Hunter College, and his colleagues discuss how their latest discoveries can impact the future of medical research in New York City and beyond.
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Thu, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Can Nanotechnology Revolutionize Medicine?
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Even as the Great Depression devastated New York, the city saw a renaissance in public works, as the federal government stepped up to finance a breathtaking list of projects: bridges, tunnels, airports, sewers, roads, hospitals, parks, schools, artwork, government buildings, and more. The legacy of this era stands, quite literally, all around us. Gray Brechin, founder of the Living New Deal, showcases a new map locating these often-invisible sites around NYC, and discusses their enduring impact on public health in the metropolis. Conversation will follow (speaker TBA), contrasting the New Deal approach to infrastructure and job-creation legislation today.
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Thu, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, New Deal, Trump Deal: NYC
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In Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America, Professor Todd Gordon documents Indigenous struggles across the region to defend their ancestral rights and territories from the incursion of transnational capital. He argues that the appropriation of the Garífuna commons is possible due to the complicity of the Honduran state, leaving the Garífuna land protectors and human rights advocates in an alarming state of defenselessness.  This panel will analyze the relationship between emergent imperialisms in Canada and the dispossession and resettlement of the Black-Indigenous Garífuna peoples in Honduras.  Participating this timely and important discussion: Todd Gordon (Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario) in conversation with members of OFRANEH, a federation of Garífuna peoples seeking common defense of their cultural and territorial rights and their survival as a differentiated culture, including Miriam Miranda (General Coordinator of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, Coordinator of the Platform of Social and Popular Movements of Honduras, and Coordinator of the Indigenous and Black Women of Honduras), and Carla Garcia (International Relations Coordinator at OFRANEH).  
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Thu, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Imperialism and Latin America: Land Grabbing of Garífuna Communities
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Discuss the book by Stendhal.
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Thu, Oct 26
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, The Red and the Black: Satire of Restoration France
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A talk on combining the affective power of the arts and the effective potential of activism. For nearly a decade, activist Stephen Duncombe and artist Steve Lambert have been training activists to create more like artists … and artists to strategize more like activist through their Center for Artistic Activism. From sex workers in South Africa to undocumented youth immigration activists in South Texas, they have worked with more than 1000 activists and artists across the US and in a dozen countries. In this informal presentation CAA co-founder Stephen Duncombe will be sharing some lessons learned through his research and practice: providing case studies from throughout history and around the world, and discussing the dynamic blend of the affective qualities of the arts and the effective possibilities of activism that makes up the hybrid practice of artistic activism.
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Fri, Oct 27
12:30 pm

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Talks, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, The Art of Activism
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The lecture recital/symposium features Ji-Young Yi (Gayageum), Kyung-Hwa You (Janggu), Soo-Eun Kwak (25-String Gayageum), Young-Sub Lee (Daegeum) and SitaChay (violin).  The symposium offers the unique opportunity to learn how each musician explores the connections between the past with the present, along with new compositions by SngKn Kim, Ju-Yong Ha and Jeeyoung Kim.  
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Fri, Oct 27
1:30 pm

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Symposiums, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Nuevo Sanjo: Symposium and Lecture Recital
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Since the 1980s, interest in politically and legally shaping public memory regarding the Holocaust and other crimes perpetrated during the Second World War has been evident in a wide variety of arenas. One manifestation of the trend has been the increasing demand for the right to truth, which is purportedly a precondition to conflict resolution and policies of redress. At the same time, however, there is an increased recognition of the propensity for conflicting narratives about the past, particularly instrumentalized narratives about group identity and violent pasts, to escalate hostilities among nations, ethnicities and/or religions. These hostilities, anchored as they are in the collective memory and history of conflict, have become subject to extensive legislation, with the criminalization of statements about history and violent pasts becoming more commonplace. This workshop will explore narratives that engage the memory of past violence in contemporary policies and the politics surrounding the legislation of historical memory. Given the central role that the Holocaust and other mass atrocities have played with regard to human rights concepts today, the memory laws that address these topics, as well as the role of history in conflict resolution, are also of interest. Finally, the workshop will pay particular attention to censorship and punitive measures that aim to constrain counter-narratives to established national identities and to freedom of expression. Speakers include Muge Gocek, Jan Gross, Henry Rousso, and Nikolay Koposov.
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Fri, Oct 27
3:30 pm

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Conferences, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Memory Laws: Criminalizing Historical Narrative
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Over the last two decades, cognitive scientists working in embodied, extended, enactive, and embedded cognition have sought to understand mental processes in ways that take us “out of our heads.” This paper argues that this new science of mind offers humanists a better entry point than we have so far found into productive cross-disciplinary engagement with scientists. By privileging the role that the body and physical and cultural environment play in organizing and constituting thought, it transforms our understanding of such supposedly “inward” meditative experiences as poetry reading into a more collaborative, individually tailored, and culturally situated activity.  Speaker: Omri Moses, Concordia University, Montreal
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Fri, Oct 27
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Poetry and the Environmentally Extended Mind
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In this talk, Dr. Leith Mullings, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology, will explore the current context of racism and briefly review the principal findings of a recently concluded collective research project carried out by RAIAR, a network of scholars and activists in seven countries, committed to challenging racism against African descended and indigenous people.
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Fri, Oct 27
4:15 pm

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Lectures, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Engaged Scholarship in Dangerous Times
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The Sound Art MFA Program is comprised of artists engaging in critical study of sound, and working with this medium as an integral part of their artworks. Works employ a multidisciplinary approach to sound -- including Performance, Video, Computer Programming, and Sculpture. Come see these new works in and meet the artists. The Sound Art MFA Program has developed a unique partnership with the library to exhibit sound art through the investigation of the library's spatial possibilities and devotion to sonic histories. Featuring: Lemon Guo, Ethan Edwards, Kamari Carter, Joan Hacker, Zhang Mengtai, and Lee Gilboa.
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Fri, Oct 27
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Sound Art and Sound Artists
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Samuel Watson of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point lectures on the impact of the 7th President of the United States on the Army.
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Fri, Oct 27
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, The Army before and after Andrew Jackson
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Danez Smith celebrates the release of his new collection with a conversation with Saeed Jones (BuzzFeed, author of Prelude to Bruise). A book signing and reception will follow.
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Fri, Oct 27
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Danez Smith discusses his book Don't Call Us Dead
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Since the 1980s, interest in politically and legally shaping public memory regarding the Holocaust and other crimes perpetrated during the Second World War has been evident in a wide variety of arenas. One manifestation of the trend has been the increasing demand for the right to truth, which is purportedly a precondition to conflict resolution and policies of redress. At the same time, however, there is an increased recognition of the propensity for conflicting narratives about the past, particularly instrumentalized narratives about group identity and violent pasts, to escalate hostilities among nations, ethnicities and/or religions. These hostilities, anchored as they are in the collective memory and history of conflict, have become subject to extensive legislation, with the criminalization of statements about history and violent pasts becoming more commonplace. This workshop will explore narratives that engage the memory of past violence in contemporary policies and the politics surrounding the legislation of historical memory. Given the central role that the Holocaust and other mass atrocities have played with regard to human rights concepts today, the memory laws that address these topics, as well as the role of history in conflict resolution, are also of interest. Finally, the workshop will pay particular attention to censorship and punitive measures that aim to constrain counter-narratives to established national identities and to freedom of expression. Speakers include Muge Gocek, Jan Gross, Henry Rousso, and Nikolay Koposov.
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Sat, Oct 28
9:00 am

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Conferences, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Memory Laws: Criminalizing Historical Narrative
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Discuss the book by Jane Austen.
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Sat, Oct 28
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Pride and Prejudice: Classic Novel
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A guided talk and tour engaging the artist's life and practice. The event features Tom Kalin, filmmaker (ACT UP/Gran Fury member and friend of Leonilson).
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Sat, Oct 28
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Gallery Tour: José Leonilson: Empty Man
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Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome.
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Sun, Oct 29
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Gallery Tour: Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2017
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Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard. Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.” Cornelius Eady, the highly-regarded and influential poet, will open the program with comments on the two books.
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Sun, Oct 29
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
Sun, Oct 29
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Tony winner talks about famous Broadway show
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Speaker: Tressie McMillan Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Virginia Commonwealth University
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Mon, Oct 30
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Race in the United States: Race and Lower Education in the New Economy
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Explore the rise of interest in the architecture of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe—and the activities of Alfred H. Barr Jr., Philip Johnson, and Henry-Russell Hitchcock in promoting their work in the U.S. With Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, and Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.
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Mon, Oct 30
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Modern Architecture Comes to America
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An exploration with Theaster Gates (Director of the Rebuild Foundation, as well as a sculpture, installation, performance and urban intervention artist) and Leslie Hewitt (artist and professor at The Cooper Union), on the past, present, and future of the black archive and his pioneering work with Rebuild.
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Mon, Oct 30
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Supersonic Blackness: The Archive of the Future
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This discussion looks at our relationship to the huge, frameless, changing natural world with visual artist Riitta Ikonen, climate change researcher Åsa Rennermalm and artist Vanessa Thill. Moderated by Lizzy De Vita.
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Mon, Oct 30
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Art and the Natural World
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Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor discuss their upcoming Broadway revival of M. Butterfly, as well as a variety of topics related to the current challenges and opportunities in the American theater, moderated by Susan Haskins, co-host of Theater Talk on PBS. David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, and the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. As a Tony-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Julie Taymor has changed the face of Broadway with her innovative direction. Her Broadway adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997. An instant sensation, it received 11 Tony Award nominations, with her receiving awards for Best Director and Costume Designer.
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Mon, Oct 30
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor discuss their Broadway revivial of M. Butterfly
Mon, Oct 30
7:30 pm

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Talks, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Talk on immigration, patriotism, sacrifice
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Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
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Tue, Oct 31
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, The Underground Railroad: Slaves Make Escape
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Discuss the book by Eddie Joyce.
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Tue, Oct 31
6:15 pm

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Book Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Small Mercies: Death in the Family
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Animator and illustrator Maya Edelman will talk about reaching beyond animation to other disciplines for inspiration and collaboration in her own work, as well as examples of jumping between fields throughout animation history.
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Tue, Oct 31
7:00 pm

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Talks, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Creative Chimeras: Interdisciplinary Inspiration
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Discuss the book by Yaa Gyasi
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Wed, Nov 1
3:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Homegoing: Lives of Two Half-Sisters
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Ahead of the special concert series The Psalms Experience, WNYC’s John Schaefer and guests explore the history of the Psalms, their many musical traditions, the challenges of translation, and their contemporary resonance in a more secular world. Panelists include scholar and Psalms translator Robert Alter, musicologist Neil W. Levin, and David Van Biema, Time magazine’s former chief religion writer.
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Wed, Nov 1
6:00 pm

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Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, White Light Festival Panel Discussion: Introducing the Psalms Experience
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To mark the publication of The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, Darryl Pinckney, editor of the collection, will discuss Hardwick's life and work with the writers Margo Jefferson and Sigrid Nunez.
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Wed, Nov 1
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, A Discussion of The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
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The movement of musicians and their mediated music across international borders throughout the twentieth century offers scholars a lens into the workings of the modern diasporic process. This presentation will trace the historical development of Trinidad-based Harlem calypso in the 1930s and Brooklyn soca in the 1980s, demonstrating how music can serve as an essential connecting thread in the formation of the modern transnation. Speaker Ray Allen is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College. In addition, he directs the American Studies Program and serves as a senior associate at the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College.
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Thu, Nov 2
4:30 pm

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Talks, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Harlem Calypso and Brooklyn Soca: Performing Carnival Music in the Diaspora
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The Black Freedom Struggle against Jim Crow New York is one of the most protracted yet criminally neglected movements for human rights in the USA. Our esteemed panel will unpack this history, approaching how several organizations fought Jim Crow. Tahir Butt will discuss the impact of student politics at CUNY. Brian Purnell will explore CORE in Brooklyn. And Christopher Tinson will examine the radical intellect with Harlem's Liberator magazine and the black activism of the 1960s.
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Thu, Nov 2
6:00 pm

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Discussions, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, The Strange Career of Jim Crow New
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Established in 1968 by the visionary arts educator Rodger Larson, the Young Filmmakers Foundation provided equipment, uplifted marginalized kids through the arts, and in some cases launched careers in cinema. From the very first years of the Foundation, the Library’s Reserve Film and Video Collection has been acquiring and preserving these youth-produced films. This is a gathering of YFF alums and past instructors, plus special guest of honor Rodger Larson. Through 16mm film screenings and recollections by YFF filmmakers, revisit New York in the ’60s and ’70s through the eyes, emotions, and imagination of teenagers.
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Thu, Nov 2
6:00 pm

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Discussions, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Young Filmmakers Foundation Celebration
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Jennifer Wingate will discuss memorials by sculptors such as Augustus Lukeman, Pietro Montana, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and how the stories of their creations open windows onto 1920s NYC.
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Thu, Nov 2
6:00 pm

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Lectures, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Portals to the Past: Doughboy Sculptures in NYC Parks
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Discuss the book by Jose Saramago.
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Thu, Nov 2
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Blindness: Dystopian Epidemic
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In an interview for Black Women Writers at Work, Audre Lorde spoke of her mother’s special relationship to language, “Words had an energy and power, and I came to respect that power early . . . . If we feel deeply, and we encourage ourselves and others to feel deeply, we will find the germ of our answers to bring about change…. If I cannot air this pain and alter it, I will surely die of it.” The Poetry Society of America’s 2017/2018 National Series will address in the voices of a wide range of contemporary poets and writers the unique power of writing to inspire courage, affect change, and speak to the moment, however challenging it is. Featured writers include Eduardo Corral, Nick Flynn, Kimiko Hahn, Bob Hicok, Jane Hirshfield, Tyehimba Jess, Gregory Pardlo, Francine Prose, and Jacqueline Woodson.
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Thu, Nov 2
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Air This Pain and Alter It: What Can Poetry Do?
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New York-based Colombian artist Carlos Motta, whose work revolves on the politics of sexual orientation and gender identity, will engage in a conversation with curator Lia Gangitano. They will discuss Motta’s artistic practice and recent projects as well as the links between Motta’s and José Leonilson’s art.
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Thu, Nov 2
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, November 02, 2017, 11/02/2017, Artist Talk: Carlos Motta
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On the brink of the elimination of federal arts funding in the U.S., widespread xenophobia, forced global migration, environmental destruction, and ongoing systemic racism, the center is marking its milestone anniversary with Where We Are Now, an international conference on art and social justice, featuring dynamic panel discussions, a stirring keynote address, an exhibition opening and other engaging events. The conference will look at the urgent work of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves who was awarded the 2016-2018 Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for her long-term project Seeds of Change. The conference will also include the five Prize Finalists. Each of these artists or collectives have been recognized for the impact, boldness and artistic excellence of their projects and the risks they take to advance social justice in profound and visionary ways. The two-day conference surveys the field of art and social justice by drawing on the exemplary practices of the finalists.
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Fri, Nov 3
10:00 am

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Conferences, November 03, 2017, 11/03/2017, Where We Are Now: An International Conference on Art and Social Justice
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The surfaces we read are meant to disappear behind the content they bear. But what, and who, is available to readers who pay attention to the material dimensions of the devices we read? Whether an eighteenth-century newspaper or a twenty-first century iPhone, the surfaces from which read are present to us, and they put our bodies in relation to others. In this talk, Jonathan Senchyne of the University of Wisconsin will read the print work of the eighteenth-century enslaved printer Primus Fowle (1700-1791) and the poetry of Foxconn laborer Xu Lizhi (1990-2014) and argue that they use non-alphabetic elements of texts like broken type or loose screws to orient readers to the many kinds of people and kinds of work that mediate texts across time, space, and archives.
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Fri, Nov 3
4:00 pm

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Lectures, November 03, 2017, 11/03/2017, Type, Paper, Glass and Screws: Reading Surfaces and the Materialities of Communication
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Humanity is now a predominantly urban species, but the cities we inhabit are riven by deepening economic and social stratification. Megacities like New York, Miami, Mumbai and Jakarta are also on the frontlines of gathering climate chaos, vulnerable to extreme temperatures, rising tides, and increasingly violent storms. What are the underlying dynamics of the capitalist world system that are driving unsustainable urbanization? How are governments, civil society organizations, and social movements seeking to adapt to the increasingly perilous character of urban life? What prospects for radical transformation and social justice lie in the cities of the future? Ashley Dawson, author of Extreme Cities, urban theorist David Harvey, environmental justice activist Mychal Johnson, and architect Catherine Seavitt discuss of urban futures.
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Fri, Nov 3
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 03, 2017, 11/03/2017, Urban Futures
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Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University.
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Fri, Nov 3
7:00 pm

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Lectures, November 03, 2017, 11/03/2017, Intelligence: Why Can't We Do Better?
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On the brink of the elimination of federal arts funding in the U.S., widespread xenophobia, forced global migration, environmental destruction, and ongoing systemic racism, the center is marking its milestone anniversary with Where We Are Now, an international conference on art and social justice, featuring dynamic panel discussions, a stirring keynote address, an exhibition opening and other engaging events. The conference will look at the urgent work of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves who was awarded the 2016-2018 Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for her long-term project Seeds of Change. The conference will also include the five Prize Finalists. Each of these artists or collectives have been recognized for the impact, boldness and artistic excellence of their projects and the risks they take to advance social justice in profound and visionary ways. The two-day conference surveys the field of art and social justice by drawing on the exemplary practices of the finalists.
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Sat, Nov 4
10:00 am

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Conferences, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Where We Are Now: An International Conference on Art and Social Justice
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Discuss the book by Jean Kwok.
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Sat, Nov 4
11:00 am

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Book Discussions, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Girl in Translation: Double Life in Hong Kong
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Program: Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Piano Variations (1930) El Salón México (1936), arr. Leonard Bernstein. A collage of live performance, conversation, and historic document recitation illuminates a pivotal moment in Leonard Bernstein’s education. In 1938, Bernstein had his first exposure to American Modernism: learning Aaron Copland's Piano Variations, sitting at the keyboard with his Harvard philosophy professor, David Prall. The influence of Copland and Prall continued to guide Bernstein throughout his career as he became America’s maestro and paramount cultural ambassador. Hear recitations of Bernstein’s college papers and letters, plus philosophical essays by Professor Prall, after Michael Boriskin, esteemed concert pianist and artistic director of Copland House, performs and examines Piano Variations and other Copland masterworks.  
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Sat, Nov 4
2:30 pm

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Symposiums, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Bernstein Findings: Copland's Keys
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Daryl Roth will be in conversation Linda Winer, as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre.
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Mon, Nov 6
6:00 pm

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Talks, November 06, 2017, 11/06/2017, A Conversation with Daryl Roth, 10-Time Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer
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Make smart food and drink choices. Presented by Weill Medical Center.
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Tue, Nov 7
3:30 pm

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Talks, November 07, 2017, 11/07/2017, Healthy Holiday Eating
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Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
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Tue, Nov 7
5:00 pm

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Talks, November 07, 2017, 11/07/2017, Early Detection Matters: Alzheimer's Disease
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This listening group focuses on uncovering that elusive element universally recognizable as "Italian-ness" in music. We explore works by composers from Gesualdo to Berio and Vivaldi to Verdi, looking beyond the famous Italian melodic gift to discuss textural, rhythmic, and structural parameters. Together we develop a clearer way to describe what makes it Italian. Appropriate for all music enthusiasts; no prior musical study is required. Ongoing attendance is recommended; however, guest attendance is allowed, space permitting. Led by Gina Crusco, Artistic Director of Underworld Productions and former music faculty, The New School.
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Tue, Nov 7
6:30 pm

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Lectures, November 07, 2017, 11/07/2017, What Makes it Italian? Discovering National Character in Vocal and Instrumental Music
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by H.P. Lovecraft.
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Tue, Nov 7
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 07, 2017, 11/07/2017, At the Mountains of Madness: Dystopian Horror
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A conversation with Georgia Pestana, who kick off a new series, Being the First, to discuss the hard work, dedication, and confidence it took Pestana to become the first woman and first person of Hispanic heritage to hold the position of First Assistant Corporation Counsel in New York City.
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Wed, Nov 8
6:30 pm

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Talks, November 08, 2017, 11/08/2017, Being the First: New York City Law and Government
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Moving into Writing considers approaches to the written word as response to, collaboration with, and documentation of dance and performance. What can writers and dancers learn from each other? What role do writers play within local, national, and international dance ecosystems? Invited participants include Maura Donohue, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, and Tara Sheena.
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Wed, Nov 8
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 08, 2017, 11/08/2017, Moving Into Writing: What can writers and dancers learn from each other?
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To celebrate the release of her new visually arresting book, Wayfinding, artist Teresita Fernández takes the stage with scholar, curator and NYU professor Isolde Brielmaier, and writer Eliot Weinberger to discuss the first complete overview of her multi-faceted body of work. The idea of wayfinding—moving from place to place or even getting lost—is critical to understanding Teresita Fernández’s approach, which incorporates unconventional materials such as graphite, pyrite, dyed thread, polycarbonate tubes, gold, and malachite to explore how we look at and process our surroundings from land to sky, private to public. Organized into six sections—landscape, celestial, terrestrial, subterranean, cinematic, and radiance—which reflect themes recurring in Fernández’s practice, Wayfinding spans her full career. Please arrive early.
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Wed, Nov 8
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 08, 2017, 11/08/2017, Teresita Fernández discusses her art book Wayfinding
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Discuss the book by Hannah Kent.
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Thu, Nov 9
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 09, 2017, 11/09/2017, Burial Rites: Survival in Iceland
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One hundred years ago — nearly to the day — New York became the first U.S. state to grant women the right to vote. Two years later, after decades of struggle, it became the law of the land. Why did earlier campaigns fail? What role did NYC play in realizing this old dream? And what happened after? Lauren Santangelo, author of a forthcoming book on the movement in Gotham, discusses how activists built a successful coalition between 1870 and 1917. Susan Goodier, author with Karen Pastorella of the new book, Women Will Vote, highlights the involvement of neglected groups, such as black women, in gaining the vote, and the importance of New York to securing national legislation.  Elisabeth Israels Perry takes us beyond the struggle to its impact, sharing insights from her forthcoming work Women, Politics, and Power in La Guardia's New York. The conversation concludes with a preview of Dawn Scibilia’s documentary in progress, on the decades between feminism's first and second “wave,” in which New York again played a special role.  
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Fri, Nov 10
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 10, 2017, 11/10/2017, How NYC Women Got the Suffrage
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New York Philharmonic musicians past and present reflect on the influential former music director as conductor and colleague. This event complements Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, a three-week celebration of the late Laureate Conductor as composer, interpreter, and educator as part of the global celebration of his 100th birthday year.  
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Sat, Nov 11
4:00 pm

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Discussions, November 11, 2017, 11/11/2017, Inside the Orchestra: Working with Bernstein
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Program: Leonard Bernstein: I Hate Music!: A Cycle of Five Kids Songs (1943). Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1941-42). The Library teams up with The New York Philharmonic Archives and Music from Copland House to present a sonic portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s spirited first years in New York City. In 1940, after graduating from Harvard and the Curtis Institute of Music, Bernstein moved to Manhattan, where he hung around with Stella Adler and Marlon Brando, and accompanied Judy Holiday in Greenwich Village night clubs. By 1943, he was conducting The New York Philharmonic. Just one year later he had created the Broadway sensation On the Town with Jerome Robbins, Adolph Green, and Betty Comden. This is a multifaceted celebration of young talent in an exhilarating city. Follow Bernstein’s hand marked conductor’s score, while listening to an archival recording of his Philharmonic debut; hear recitations of Bernstein letters and diaries, plus Comden and Green comedy sketches; and enjoy live performances.
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Mon, Nov 13
6:00 pm

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Symposiums, November 13, 2017, 11/13/2017, A Sonic Portrait of Leonard Bernstein
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Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
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Tue, Nov 14
11:00 am

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Talks, November 14, 2017, 11/14/2017, Early Detection Matters: Alzheimer's Disease
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Somerset Maugham.
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Tue, Nov 14
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 14, 2017, 11/14/2017, Of Human Bondage: Enslavement of Love
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Discuss the book by Martha Hall Kelly.
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Tue, Nov 14
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 14, 2017, 11/14/2017, Lilac Girls: The Power of Unsung Women
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Discuss the book by Julian Barnes.
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Tue, Nov 14
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 14, 2017, 11/14/2017, Ritesh Batra's The Sense of an Ending (2017): Man's Past Catches Up with Him
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This listening group focuses on uncovering that elusive element universally recognizable as "Italian-ness" in music. We explore works by composers from Gesualdo to Berio and Vivaldi to Verdi, looking beyond the famous Italian melodic gift to discuss textural, rhythmic, and structural parameters. Together we develop a clearer way to describe what makes it Italian. Appropriate for all music enthusiasts; no prior musical study is required. Ongoing attendance is recommended; however, guest attendance is allowed, space permitting. Led by Gina Crusco, Artistic Director of Underworld Productions and former music faculty, The New School.
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Tue, Nov 14
6:30 pm

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Lectures, November 14, 2017, 11/14/2017, What Makes it Italian? Discovering National Character in Vocal and Instrumental Music
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Roxane Gay.
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Wed, Nov 15
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 15, 2017, 11/15/2017, Difficult Women: Short Story Collection
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Discuss the book by Yukio Mishima.
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Wed, Nov 15
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 15, 2017, 11/15/2017, Confessions of a Mask: Fighting His Homosexuality
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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 Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.
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Thu, Nov 16
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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In the last five years one million Mexicans-Americans residing in the US have returned to Mexico, including children and youth who were born or raised in the US. This presentation will begin with the screening of the 30-minute film "Una Vida, Dos Países [One Life, Two Countries]: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico." It presents the stories of these transborder youth, highlighting their experiences living between two countries, cultures, languages and education systems, and exploring their parents’ decisions to return to their home country after living undocumented in the US. The topics of languaging across and within US and Mexican borders will be discussed, with a focus on the home, community and school settings. The ways schooling in both nations supports and/or suppresses students’ linguistic repertoires will be discussed and implications for educational practices and local and transnational policies will follow. Speaker Tatyana Kleyn is associate professor and director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL programs at the City College of New York.
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Thu, Nov 16
4:30 pm

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Lectures, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Transborder Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico
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This program showcases the research being done in our community on the topic of Mental Health and Aging.
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Thu, Nov 16
5:30 pm

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Discussions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Obesity and Nutrition
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Make smart food and drink choices. Presented by Weill Medical Center.
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Thu, Nov 16
6:00 pm

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Talks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Healthy Holiday Eating
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What are manners? A mask behind which our “true feelings” hide, or a necessary form of cultural exchange? Is there a difference between manners and “political correctness?” What do manners mean in an era where the President of the United States frequently expresses himself through vulgarities without restraint or consequence? Cultural critic Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies, weighs in.  
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Thu, Nov 16
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, A Tragedy of Manners
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If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic pulp magazines, 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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Sat, Nov 18
1:00 pm

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Discussions, November 18, 2017, 11/18/2017, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
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This listening group focuses on uncovering that elusive element universally recognizable as "Italian-ness" in music. We explore works by composers from Gesualdo to Berio and Vivaldi to Verdi, looking beyond the famous Italian melodic gift to discuss textural, rhythmic, and structural parameters. Together we develop a clearer way to describe what makes it Italian. Appropriate for all music enthusiasts; no prior musical study is required. Ongoing attendance is recommended; however, guest attendance is allowed, space permitting. Led by Gina Crusco, Artistic Director of Underworld Productions and former music faculty, The New School.
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Tue, Nov 21
6:30 pm

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Lectures, November 21, 2017, 11/21/2017, What Makes it Italian? Discovering National Character in Vocal and Instrumental Music
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Discuss the book by Hope Jahren.
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Tue, Nov 28
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Lab Girl A Woman in Science
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Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard. Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.” Introduction by Phillis Levin.
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Tue, Nov 28
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
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Discuss the book by Max Brand.
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Tue, Nov 28
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Black Jack: Action-Filled Western
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Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) and the census are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of state record-keeping practices and the U.S. federal census, and offer of variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
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Wed, Nov 29
12:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 29, 2017, 11/29/2017, Genealogy Essentials: Researching Vital Records and the Census
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Discuss the book by Howard Norman.
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Wed, Nov 29
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, November 29, 2017, 11/29/2017, My Darling Detective: Art World Noir
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Jed Perl discusses his new book, the first biography of America’s greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder, with Calder's grandson and president of the Calder Foundation, Sandy Rower. Alexander Calder is among the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century, perhaps best known as the inventor of the mobile. Forty years after the artist’s death, his story is finally being told in full by art critic Jed Perl, making use of previously unavailable letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Please arrive early.
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Wed, Nov 29
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 29, 2017, 11/29/2017, Art critic Jed Perl discusses his book Calder: the Conquest of Time
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This performance and talk back with flamenco artists and choreographers from the company Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, tackles queerness within this art form originating from disenfranchised communities in Spain including the Moors, Sephardic Jews, African slaves, and Gypsies. Presenting new works based on multiple intersectionalities, Flamenco Vivo’s Director of the Center for Flamenco Arts, Leslie Roybal will facilitate a discussion with the artists about queerness, gender performativity, identity, and social justice within flamenco.
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Wed, Nov 29
7:00 pm

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Discussions, November 29, 2017, 11/29/2017, Flamenco Rosado: Gender and Sexual Identity in Flamenco
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Discuss the book by Zadie Smith.
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Thu, Nov 30
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, November 30, 2017, 11/30/2017, Swing Time: Two Dancer Friends
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Artist David Thomson, in discussion with Okwui Okpokwasili, connects his work in Poet/theater artist and musician Sekou Sundiata’s 51st (dream) state to his current performance research project, he his own mythical beast. Examining the unique structures of engagement and research used by each artist to investigate the ongoing questions, mythologies and contradictions of identity, citizenship, race, aesthetic neutrality and humanity in American culture.
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Wed, Dec 6
6:30 pm

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Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Dance and discussion: David Thomson and Okwui Okpokwasili
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