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Race in the United States: Fraught Crossroads

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 AT 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

University Center, UL10463 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Race in the United States: Fraught Crossroads

Guest Speaker: Lawrence Weschler, former staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies. Two-time winner of the George Polk Awards — for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992 — and recipient of the Lannan Literary Award (1998)

The terrible intersection where race, class, sex and violence keep colliding across American History (and who gets to address it) (with special reference to the controversial cases of Ed Kienholz and Dana Schutz)

“Race in the USA” is The New School’s second University free public course on post-election America, and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the 2017 Henry Cohen Lecture Series of The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

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