15 On-Campus Events You Can’t Miss This Semester
🍁🍂📚 Fall is the best and busiest time 📚🍂🍁
Mark your calendar for these lectures, readings, book launches, calls to activism, concerts, films, performances and conversations (truly this is just a sliver of The New School’s teeming Events Calendar.) If you can’t make it IRL, there’s a good chance the event will be Livestreamed or posted on The New School’s YouTube channel later, so you can watch anytime.
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This solutions-based discussion will include cultural appropriation and cultural sensitivity, and what fashion makes possible in a tense political climate. Kim Jenkins, part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design, will moderate a panel discussion with change makers of color in fashion, including Elaine Welteroth, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. RSVP on Facebook and Eventbrite.
Literary goddess (and New School Honorary Degree Recipient, 2014) Zadie Smith celebrates her paperback release of Swing Time in conversation with Jia Tolentino, writer at the New Yorker. Hosted by The Strand. RSVP on Facebook.
Hasselblad, in partnership with The New School’s #TheNthDegree series and the Photography programs at Parsons School of Design, present an evening with award-winning photographer Platon. Register on Eventbrite + RSVP on Facebook.
11/13: Naomi Alderman + Margaret Atwood at the New School: The Strand @ The New School
See The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood and her protégée Naomi Alderman in action. Sponsored by The Strand Bookstore in partnership with The New School and the Creative Writing Program as a part of the See Me After Class series.
Democracy Now!’s Juan González launches his latest book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities with a public talk followed by an on-stage conversation with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, moderated by Amy Goodman.
This course, organized by The New School’s Maya Wiley, Darrick Hamilton, and Michelle DePass, brings together scholars, experts, and thought leaders to examine such issues as racial stratification, implicit bias, and the complex, intersectional relationships between race, gender, and class. What is race and how do we understand it today? Current New School students can register for the course here—general public can register here. Check out confirmed guest lecturers + corresponding dates below:
9/11: Linda Sarsour, Organizer of the Women’s March + Former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York.
Topic: The Social Construction of Race and Islamophobia
9/18: Prof. Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Prof. Darrick Hamilton (Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and The School for Social Research at The New School).
Topic: Race and Health
9/25: Prof. Michael Omi (Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at University of California Berkley)
Topic: Who Are You? The Elusive Categories of Race
10/2: Prof. Deva Woodly (Assistant Professor, Politics at Albert and Vera List Academic Center at The New School) + Shanelle Matthews, Director of Communications for the Black Lives Matter Global Network + Activist-in- Residence at The New School.
Topic: The Movement for Black Lives — Uprising, Reclamation, Innovation
10/11: Lawrence Weschler (Former staff writer at The New Yorker, two-time winner of the George Polk Award (for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992) and recipient of Lannan Literary Award (1998) Topic: Fraught Crossroads
10/16: Prof. Mindy Fullilove (Professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School)
Topic: 400 years Curriculum Disruption
10/23: Prof. Rachel Godsil (Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law + Director of Research, Perception Institute). Linda Tropp, Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at University of MA at Amherst.
Topic: Race and Cognition
10/30: Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and faculty associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Topic: Race and Education
11/6: Prof. Sujatha Judeson (Professor, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy)
Topic: Race and Reproduction — From Slavery and Genocide to Genetically Designed Babies
11/13: Prof. Michelle DePass (Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School), Carl Anthony(Architect, Author and Urban / Suburban / Regional Design Strategist + Co-Founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project) Prof. Mia White (Faculty at The New School)
Topic: Race and the Environment
11/20: Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
11/27: Steven Choi, Esq. The Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, an umbrella advocacy and policy coalition of nearly 200 member groups representing New York State’s immigrant communities. Topic: Race and immigration
12/11: Ari Berman, Mother Jones reporter and Christine Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University.
Topic: Class, Race and Electoral Power
Join the hosts of your favorite podcast, Past Present — the popular history podcast where hindsight becomes foresight — for a live show and 100th episode party to follow! Co-hosts historians Natalia Mehlman-Petrzela (The New School), Nicole Hemmer (The Miller Center at the University of Virginia), and Neil J. Young (George Mason University) will discuss three contemporary topics in historical context and take questions. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
The New School’s College of Performing Arts welcome the public to the sixth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a performance series in which The College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra performs live music to classic silent films. There will be FRESH POPCORN.
Diana Goetsch has been called “honest, moving, unflinching” and “one of the most comically serious, hip poets we have.” Listen to her read from new works of nonfiction and poetry.
Since the first platform cooperativism event at The New School two years ago, an ecosystem of people, knowledge, and tools has developed around this model. Now, some platform co-ops reverse-engineer the technologies of the “sharing economy” to create worker-owned rivals to Palo Alto’s most dominant tech firms. Others are developing enterprises of a kind the tech billionaires in California have not even considered. Don’t miss this exciting, two-day conference!
The New School’s College of Performing Arts — School of Drama Directing Festival presents Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre) by Federico García Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Andrés López-Alicea.
Join this Climate Week discussion on Wednesday, September 20, to discuss how we can create real behavior change across consumers at scale to support environmentally responsible practices, policies, and products.
10/5–10/6: Performance: The Tar Sands Songbook
An illuminating work of documentary theater, The Tar Sands Songbook asks us to reconsider our unseen relationships with oil. Environmental activism + theater = very good weekend activity.
The lecturer, Elizabeth Kolbert, is a staff writer for the New Yorker. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction, received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She is also the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, and edited The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009.
Join us for an evening of celebration with Carl Anthony discussing his new book, The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race. Carl Anthony’s forthcoming book interweaves urban history, racial justice, and cosmology with personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and black American. Carl will be joined by Dr. Paloma Pavel, co-founder of Breakthrough Communities, and Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center.