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Growing Up in Coney Island: A Reading and Performance

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Growing Up in Coney Island: A Conversation

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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 […]

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A Master of Craft Talk with Roxane Gay

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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 […]

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Family Hour at Ignacio House – Podcast Launch

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In a series of 10 bi-weekly podcast episodes, Family Hour at Ignacio House will elevate the voices of 10+ formerly incarcerated people as they reflect on their lived experiences before, during, and after incarceration. Featured guests will examine the history of the U.S. carceral system and jurisprudence, the sociological impacts of incarceration on families and society, modalities for processing the trauma of incarceration, the current landscape of rehabilitation and re-entry support. The "event" for purposes of this grant will be a three episode pilot series featuring conversations and guests from our Ignacio House community and other folks in our network […]

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The Jewish Museum

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H.A.G.S. (Have a Good Summer) Q&A with Sean Wang, director H.A.G.S. (Have a Good Summer) is a nine-minute film that touches on themes of adolescence and adulthood, past and future, and the ever-elusive search for oneself. The now 26-year-old filmmaker, Sean Wang, uses animation, archival footage, and audio recordings with friends to reflect upon friendship, identity, and expectations. Live virtual Q&A on June 2 at 11 am with Sean Wang, director. Email [email protected] to register.

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Movies That Matter: Film Screenings for Schools

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"The Emoji Story" Q&A with Martha Shane, director Advance viewing is recommended; film will not be shown during Q&A. The rapid rise of emoji is a global phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey complex messages have not only cemented emoji's place as an emerging digital language, but prompted difficult questions about the creation of a language and digital communication's fraught ties to identity and inclusion. In The Emoji Story, directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney shed light on the private consortium that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting to make the language more representative. […]

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New York State History Day

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NYS History Day will be held virtually this year, but we will conduct one week of history related events for students and teachers while the judging takes place. The week of April 16-29 will be NYSHistory Week for students across the state.

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Movies That Matters: Film Screenings for Schools

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"Stories I Didn't Know" (2020) Q&A with Rita Davern, director; Melody Gilbert, producer; and Ramona Kitto Stately, protagonist. Advance viewing is recommended; film will not be shown during Q&A While Rita Davern’s family members have always been proud to say that their ancestors once owned Pike Island, a beautiful piece of land in Minnesota, the story of its acquisition reveals a complicated history. Davern’s attempt to understand that history leads her on a journey that requires facing the fraught legacy of westward expansion in the United States and her own family’s role in displacing the Dakota people who once inhabited […]

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Poetry In Verse: A Master of Craft Talk with Elisabet Velasquez

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In this craft talk participants will learn how to use verse to bring the story that has been simmering inside of them to a boil. We will learn how to write our story using the emotive elements of poetry while managing the structural narrative of a novel. About the Faculty: Elisabet Velasquez (she/her) is a Boricua writer born in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in Muzzle Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Latina Magazine, We Are Mitú, Tidal, and more. Her debut novel, WHEN WE MAKE IT was named a book to watch for by The New York Times. You can […]

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Shakespeare with Military Veterans

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A group of military veterans who have completed the DE-CRUIT Veterans Shakespeare Program will present the first-person trauma monologues they have written in the program alongside war-related monologues from Shakespeare's plays. This will be followed by discussion with the audience.

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FreedomCon 2022: Toward Justice – Toward Equality

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In the midst of contemporary evolving conflicts, we look to the roots and legacy of the Freedom Seekers and the Abolitionists of the Underground Railroad Movement for strategies, strength and courage to carry on the freedom struggle. We are motivated and strengthened by working with allies across the Color-line and with all oppressed people to dismantle injustice. This year's public conference seeks to harness the energies of freedom movements for justice, change, and equality.

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Harlem is. . . Healing Dialogue, Aurora Flores and Rina Valentin

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The free Harlem is. . . Healing dialogues series on YouTube presents a passionate and animated conversation between Aurora Flores, cultural activist, writer, and singer/songwriter and bandleader. and the dynamic TV host Rhina Valentin. They reflect on the continuing struggle for equity and justice in the Latino community and the effects of the pandemic. Throughout, there is an urgent plea to know your history and to recognize how essential art is for community building and healing. You can subscribe to the series at https://www.youtube.com/harlemis or use the page to find other dialogues as they appear monthly.

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North Country Rights of Nature Symposium

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The North Country Rights of Nature Symposium will explore how to create a BILL OF RIGHTS for the Kaniatarowanénhne / St. Lawrence River Watershed, Haudenosaunee Territory. In the face of the climate crises, the programs will grapple with the moral implications of protecting the rivers of the "North Country" and will lay the groundwork for future legislative action. On the 22nd of March 2022, traditional knowledge holders will join legal experts, environmentalist, and community organizers to discuss how to create an ECOCENTRIC governance system for the region's waterways. The conversation will cover topics ranging from the environmental threats facing the […]

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Movies That Matters: Film Screenings for Schools

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"Try Harder!" (2021) Q&A with Debbie Lum, Director and Un Kyong, producer. Try Harder! examines the intersection of class, race, and educational opportunity as reflected in the experiences of a diverse group of high school seniors who navigate the American college application process and make that rite of passage their own. Live virtual Q&A on March 16 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT with Debbie Lum, director and Un Kyong, producer. To register, email [email protected]

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Harlem is. . . Healing Dialogues: Janet Rodriguez and Michael Unthank

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A new round of eight Harlem is. . . Healing dialogues opens on YouTube.com, featuring Janet Rodriguez, a cultural warrior and advocate, founder of SoHarlem Collective, studio/ factory incubating emerging fashion designers in West Harlem in conversation with Michael Unthank, cultural consultant in an in-depth exploration of the important role that art institutions play in community development and the effect of the pandemic on the art community. You can subscribe to the series at https://www.youtube.com/harlemis or use the page to find other dialogues as they appear monthly.

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A Tribute to Russell Atkins

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During Black History Month, Cave Canem is pleased to offer “A Tribute to Russell Atkins.” Poet, playwright and composer, Atkins’ work has had a devoted following since the 1950s, but he has found new audiences in the 21st century. At soon-to-be 96, Atkins has survived an extortionate conservatorship–during which time legally-appointed guardians went quickly through money earned from the resale of his family home, burned all his papers (opera, drama, poetry, journals, and correspondence with Langston Hughes and Marianna Moore)–and COVID19. This program honors the tenacious artistry and longevity of this innovative virtuoso. Readings will be given by Janice Lowe, […]

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