Join the NYU John Brademas Center and NYU Skirball for a dialogue on Race & Politics in America. Lead by Jonathan Capehart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, member of the Washington Post editorial board, writer for the PostPartisan blog, and host of the CapeUp podcast, the discussion will take place with April Ryan, White House Correspondent for American Urban Public Radio, named 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, and Michael Steele, former Chair of the Republic National Committee and MSNBC contributor. This event is part of the new series SKIRBALL TALKS. This program was funded […]
This proposed project has two components: a public spoken word poetry performance and talk-back in the evening with poets from the Dialogue Arts Project , dealing with issues of diversity and identity, and a three-hour diversity workshop and conversation the following day. The Dialogue Arts Project (DAP) is an innovative arts-based group that uses poetry as a launching pad to guide important but difficult conversations on social issues. By combining performance, participant art creation, interactive exercises and facilitated dialogue, DAP curates workshops that increase awareness of self and social diversity. The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) has partnered with DAP […]
This event has two components: a public spoken word poetry performance and talk-back in the evening with poets from the Dialogue Arts Project , dealing with issues of diversity and identity, and a three-hour diversity workshop and conversation the following day. The Dialogue Arts Project (DAP) is an innovative arts-based group that uses poetry as a launching pad to guide important but difficult conversations on social issues. Through a combination of performance, participant art creation, interactive exercises and facilitated dialogue, DAP curates workshops that increase awareness of self and social diversity. The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) has partnered with […]
Identity is malleable, often shaped by external inputs and media representations that amplify specific agendas. Black Documents: Mosaic Literary Conference will explore historical and contemporary presentations of black identity in literature, education, media, and photography; and how self-affirming imagery and text can counter negative stereotypes. To this end, the conference will also present photography exhibits “Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents” and “Black Documents: Freedom.” MLC2017 will feature a mix of panels, workshops, film, and networking that will enhance community engagement and broaden access to an array of topics. Free Admission. This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York […]
A lifelong activist for peace, civil rights and justice, Rev. Dr. William Wilkinson, a Teaching Elder in the Presbyerian Church, calls reconciliation “the problem of the 21st Century.” The present moment, he says, offers hope for compassion and spiritual common ground for humanists and other people of faith to work collectively for social transformation. In his talk he will will recall Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech and look back to earlier traditions of peacemaking and justice seeking. Dr. Wilkinson is immediate past president of the Greater Rochester Community of Churches/Faith in Action Network […]
Women in positions of power just can’t seem to win. If they’re not labeled too bossy, they’re labeled too meek. Cast as the dangerous intruder during suffrage, the vilification of political women and their signature issues continues today. In this spirited discussion, panelists Joan Malin, former President of Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc.; Allison K. Lange, women’s history historian; and Jamia Wilson, Feminist Press, Executive Director and Publisher, dig into a history of the mischaracterization of women. Moderated by BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia. This is the final program in a three-part series celebrating the 100th […]
The Charlottesville Equity Package A conversation with Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy (via Skype) Tuesday, October 10 at 7 pm Part of JACK’s year-long series, Reparations365 Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy of Charlottesville joins JACK via Skype on the big screen to talk about the “Equity Package” his city council passed this past January — $4 million in support to the Black community, including direct payments to Black citizens under a certain income, investments in Black institutions as well as job training, education, etc. He’ll walk us through the process of getting the bill passed, talk more about the specifics of the package […]
The Souls of Lefferts Community Writing/Publishing Project is holding a public reading and discussion of the images and narratives collected since 2015 that document the legacy and change of the Flatbush/Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood in Brooklyn. The event will be held in historic Grace Reformed Church and will both celebrate the Souls of Lefferts first community writing booklet and recruit participants for two rounds of workshops in fall 2017 and spring 2018. The writing workshops are sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.
Gwendolyn Craig, The Citizen • Jim Brady and Mickey Belosi, of Auburn, took a trip to New York City. On their itinerary was a stop in Harlem to walk in the footsteps of an author influencing a six-week, ongoing discussion nearly 30 years after he died — James Baldwin.
The New York Council for the Humanities has been awarded $200,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ program The Humanities in the Public Square, to support “The Democratic Dialogue Project,” a yearlong, statewide series of programming that will explore the meaning of democratic citizenship.