Colorful Stripes

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James Baldwin’s America, a Reading & Discussion program at Woodstock Public Library

NY

Author Sheila Isenberg will lead a discussion group reading the novels of James Baldwin at Woodstock Library. In six sessions, this course will examine two novels by James Baldwin in an attempt to understand their relevance to this country’s history — in terms of slavery, racism, relations between blacks and whites, and the continuance of social and cultural behaviors that separate blacks and whites. “Americans cannot afford not to see how the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow shape the present,” Baldwin has written. “Our blindness, in other words, is lethal.”

A Master of Craft Talk with Roxane Gay

Online NY

Join Roots. Wounds. Words. (RWW) for this Masters of Craft Talk where New York Times Bestselling author, professor, editor, and social commentator Roxane Gay will discuss craft, process, and publishing with RWW's founder Nicole Shawan Junior. About the Faculty: Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York […]

$30
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Black Whalers

The Whaling Museum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Whaling Museum is hosting a project centered around a new exhibition exploring the role of Black mariners in whaling history, bringing into perspective a significant but largely hidden time in American history for the general public.

Growing Up in Coney Island: A Conversation

Online NY

You're invited to join the Coney Island History Project in November for two special events. We're excited to be wrapping up Season Two of Coney Island Stories with a conversation and a performance about “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, the theme of this year’s podcast. The dates for these two Zoom webinars are November 10 and November 17, successive Thursdays, from 7-8pm. The online event on November 10 will be a conversation about growing up in Coney Island with the hosts and some of the narrators whose oral histories are featured in the podcast series. November 17 will be a reading […]

Free
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Black Whalers

The Whaling Museum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Whaling Museum is hosting a project centered around a new exhibition exploring the role of Black mariners in whaling history, bringing into perspective a significant but largely hidden time in American history for the general public.

Recurring

Black Whalers

The Whaling Museum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Whaling Museum is hosting a project centered around a new exhibition exploring the role of Black mariners in whaling history, bringing into perspective a significant but largely hidden time in American history for the general public.

Suffrage Signatures

Vladek Hall 74 Van Cortlandt Park, South Bronx, NY

Performance with commentary of Suffrage Signatures, a multi-movement and multi-media chamber piece by composer Joelle Wallach, created for and performed by the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble.

Free
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Your Silence Will Not Protect You! a Reading & Discussion program sponsored by the Experimental Theatre Project

WOW Cafe Theater 59-61 East 4th Street, New York, NY

Lorraine La Prade guides us through several texts by Audre Lorde. The group will discuss Zami and Cancer Journals and compare these two texts as well as look at some of Lorde's poetry and speeches. Some of the discussions will happen in person and some online - which dates are in person and which on line TBA closer to the dates.

Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY

A performance poet of notable recognition will emcee this Open Mic poetry reading event. The emcee will connect the literary and historical aspects of Hip-Hop poetry performances to current poetry trends and will read their own poetry. Collaboration with Westbury High School students, Long Island. The public is invited to read their own Hip-Hop poetry. Participant readers must pre-register for Open Mic. The event will be a hybrid - zoom and onsite live-stream for a small gathering. Instructions for pre-registration sign-ups will be posted on our website.

Free

The Serious Business of Doll Play: Alva Rogers, Dr. Paulette Richards & the Legacy of Lenon Holder Hoyte

Online NY

The Serious Business of Doll Play: Alva Rogers, Dr. Paulette Richards & the Legacy of Lenon Holder Hoyte is a free month-long program in three main stages: I. new and unlimited public online access to an excerpt from the script of artist Alva Rogers’ the doll plays with Alva’s videotaped introduction created for this project; II. one 90-minute interactive teleconference conversation with artist Alva Rogers, humanities expert Dr. Paulette Richards, and the general public, with ASL interpretation and closed captioning, on United Nations International Day for Tolerance, November 16, 2022; and III. the launch of permanent archival documentation of the […]

Free
Recurring

James Baldwin’s America, a Reading & Discussion program at Woodstock Public Library

NY

Author Sheila Isenberg will lead a discussion group reading the novels of James Baldwin at Woodstock Library. In six sessions, this course will examine two novels by James Baldwin in an attempt to understand their relevance to this country’s history — in terms of slavery, racism, relations between blacks and whites, and the continuance of social and cultural behaviors that separate blacks and whites. “Americans cannot afford not to see how the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow shape the present,” Baldwin has written. “Our blindness, in other words, is lethal.”

Recurring

Black Whalers

The Whaling Museum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Whaling Museum is hosting a project centered around a new exhibition exploring the role of Black mariners in whaling history, bringing into perspective a significant but largely hidden time in American history for the general public.

Recurring

Women’s Reproductive Freedom, a Reading & Discussion program at The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes 79 Market Street, Corning, NY

In a time when the clock is being set back 50 years, join The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes reading and discussion group on women's reproductive freedom and learn the history behind women's bodily autonomy and where we are poised to go as of now in a safe and accepting space.

Growing Up in Coney Island: A Reading and Performance

Online NY

You're invited to join the Coney Island History Project in November for two special events. We're excited to be wrapping up Season Two of Coney Island Stories with a conversation and a performance about “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, the theme of this year’s podcast. The dates for these two Zoom webinars are November 10 and November 17, successive Thursdays, from 7-8pm. The online event on November 10 will be a conversation about growing up in Coney Island with the hosts and some of the narrators whose oral histories are featured in the podcast series. November 17 will be a reading […]

Recurring

Black Whalers

The Whaling Museum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Whaling Museum is hosting a project centered around a new exhibition exploring the role of Black mariners in whaling history, bringing into perspective a significant but largely hidden time in American history for the general public.

Recurring

Black Whalers

The Whaling Museum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Whaling Museum is hosting a project centered around a new exhibition exploring the role of Black mariners in whaling history, bringing into perspective a significant but largely hidden time in American history for the general public.

Recurring

Your Silence Will Not Protect You! a Reading & Discussion program sponsored by the Experimental Theatre Project

WOW Cafe Theater 59-61 East 4th Street, New York, NY

Lorraine La Prade guides us through several texts by Audre Lorde. The group will discuss Zami and Cancer Journals and compare these two texts as well as look at some of Lorde's poetry and speeches. Some of the discussions will happen in person and some online - which dates are in person and which on line TBA closer to the dates.

Recurring

Black Whalers

The Whaling Museum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Whaling Museum is hosting a project centered around a new exhibition exploring the role of Black mariners in whaling history, bringing into perspective a significant but largely hidden time in American history for the general public.