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September 2014
Free

Ashley Warner discusses her book The Year After: A Memoir (a benefit for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center)!

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With unflinching honesty and unsinkable spirit, The Year After offers a rare and intimate portrait of trauma. Inspired by original journal entries, the daily challenges of recovery from rape at the restless age of 24 are artfully interwoven with reflections from early childhood and twenty years beyond in the search for understanding so familiar to those who have wrestled with life-changing upheaval. Now a psychoanalyst, Warner subtly brings a forward-looking perspective to the narrative while remaining true to the arduous…

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Gregg Cusick discusses his short story collection My Father Moves Through Time Like a Dirigible, with complimentary refreshments

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The cast of characters and settings in My Father Moves Through Time Like a Dirigible are quite diverse, moving from an eleven-year-old at a wake to an octogenarian in a grade school principal’s office (with much in between). But the stories are linked by the common strivings of the individuals, by their attempts to make connections and to acknowledge and deal with their (seemingly ever-present) pasts. Here’s what Lee Smith (author of Guests on Earth) recently wrote about the collection: “Poet…

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Gesche Wuerfel discusses & signs her photo book Basement Sanctuaries

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a presentation and book signing of Basement Sanctuaries, a photo book that depicts how superintendents decorate the basements of apartment buildings in Inwood and Washington Heights, NYC. The photos were taken from 2011-2013 and explore the process of migrant adapation to the metropolis from an intimate perspective. Basement Sanctuaries was published by Schilt Publishing in Spring 2014. Gesche Würfel will talk about her project and sign books. Gesche Würfel, born in Bremerhaven, Germany, has lived in the…

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October 2014
$20

Archaeology in Egypt

October 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Most people imagine pyramids, temples, or huge statues when someone mentions Egyptian archaeology. Jennifer Gates-Foster will reveal the value of the smaller bits of the archaeological record and discuss their importance in developing a real understanding of the peoples of ancient Egypt. She is just back from a summer in the field, analyzing the pottery from recent excavations at the Ptolemaic gold mine of Samut in Egypt’s Eastern Desert, and co-directing an excavation at Omrit (Israel) focused on a 3rd…

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Ezra Greenspan discusses William Wells Brown: An African-American Life

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone’s, rented out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as Sandy reinvented himself as William Wells Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest…

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$20

Capitalism with a Human Face

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This lecture takes a critical look at some assumptions undergirding our free market system. How can capitalism help the 45 million people living in poverty and the 20 million people underemployed in the United States alone? This presentation advocates a new perspective on economics that would provide the basis for a just socio-economic system, ensure a fair distribution of income, care about the environment, and not be indifferent to the welfare of future generations.

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