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Food and Migration

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

In the contemporary world, food sparks debates about power structures, race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism that acquire particular relevance in places where people from around the world live together and interact. In this course, we examine food in relation to migration in New York City and at the national and international levels. Although the focus...

$765

16 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 4pm

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Feminist Futures

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

From designer babies to genetic surveillance, and from the “culture” of tech workplaces to the politics of climate change, feminist science studies writers are at the forefront of research on some of the most pressing issues in science and technology today.  They demand that we consider whether new technologies—such as those in medicine...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 31st, 6:30pm

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Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Complete Title: Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy and Sociopolitical Communication Hunger and food justice, health and obesity, locavorism, biotechnological influences, fair trade, ethical consumption, and sustainability are slowly starting to enter into the larger dialogue about food within the realms of contemporary media outlets. Students...

$765

16 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 4pm

Platform Meeting: Society Writers Group

at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

The platform meetings led by the Brooklyn Society’s Writer’s Group are always worth attending — see you there!  February theme: Persistence.  What does it mean to be a person of persistence?  What does it mean to be a community of persistence?

Free

Sunday Feb 11th, 11am

The Monster “Right Here”: Cold War Nostalgia

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

Course Name: The Monster Right Here: Cold War Nostalgia and the Ambiguity of Goodness in Stranger Things For nearly half of the 20th century, Cold War ideology permeated US popular culture and political discourse, disseminating propaganda celebrating American “goodness” and freedom, clearly contrasted against the purported “evil”...

Wednesday Jan 31st, 7:30pm

Passing: (Re)Constructing Identity

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

"Passing," a term traditionally used to describe fair-skinned Blacks posing as whites, is in fact part of a broader cultural phenomenon that has its origins in the pursuit of the American Dream. For the sake of economic comforts, racially, ethnically, and sexually diverse individuals submerge certain aspects of their identities in order to "pass" into...

$765

16 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 6pm

Feminism and the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Despite placing an explicit focus on regressive family structures, patriarchy, masculine domination of nature, and repressive sexuality, the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theorists was notoriously a boys’ club. While this certainly reflected historical norms at the time, it is particularly noteworthy as many of the original contributions...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm

Immigration and its Discontents: Politics, Capital

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Complete Course Title: Grant Hamilton, Where The Blame Lies Immigration and its Discontents: Politics, Capital, Humanity The United States calls itself a nation of immigrants. And yet, the story of American immigration and its meaning for the American project are considerably more complicated. On the one hand, immigration has been crucial to the growth...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Virginia Woolf’s writing audaciously expanded the boundaries of modern fiction, reshaping our ideas about the ability of the novel to represent ordinary life and register swift, historical change.  “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall,” she advised, signaling her prescription for a kind of...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

DASA: Dignity for All Students

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

Saturday Mar 24th, 9am

Care of the Soul

at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Now more than ever we need to take time out to stop and reflect on our health both mind and body. We will gather in a circle as a community to listen and speak from our hearts. We will also share a silent meditation together. These are turbulent times. As we continue the many ways that we support our families, friends and communities, and our country,...

Free

Sunday Jan 28th, 10am

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Taxes 101

at Six Degrees Society - Midtown
30 W 53rd St, New York, New York 10019

Let Six Degrees Society help you manage the stress of tax season at educational evening with Pamela Kornblatt of Tax Strategists. What: 2 curated 15 minute matches handpicked just for you based on bios submitted pre-event followed by our moderated tax discussion. Food/Drink: Light bites and refreshments provided!

Tuesday Jan 30th, 7pm

Platform Meeting: We Shall Overcome

at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Platform Meeting: We Shall Overcome: The Power of Persistence  To transform society to honor the human worth of every person, not just those with money and/or power, requires courage, hope, intention, creativity and more.  Also required is persistence.  The civil rights era song, We Shall Overcome, is one expression of the commitment...

Free

Sunday Feb 4th, 11am

The Eleusinian Mysteries

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Course Name: The Eleusinian Mysteries: Occult Secrets of the Ancient Greeks Every year in the Ancient Greek city of Eleusis, people gathered from far and wide to worship the power of nature with a series of religious rituals called the Eleusinian Mysteries. Although it was kept secret from all but the initiated, the cult of the Mysteries...

Thursday Jan 25th, 8:30pm

Colloquy

at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

A colloquy is an interactive dialog, in which all who are present are invited to participate.  Topic and facilitator to be named later.  February theme: Persistence.  What does it mean to be a person of persistence?  What does it mean to be a community of persistence?

Free

Sunday Feb 25th, 11am