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The Center for the Humanities: December Events

December Events

This December, the Center for the Humanities is proud to present these exciting events and collaborations: a reading and conversation on radical writing, feminism and black futures with visionary writers and poets Saidiya Hartman, Erica Hunt, Dawn Lundy Martin and Claudia Rankine; a “Listening Party” as an experimental collaborative exploration into voice, multiplicity, and listening with radical empathy in collaboration with The Laundromat Project; a youth-led summit on educational justice, art, and activism for students and their allies in educational justice to up-pack issues, concerns, and realities in education through creative and artistic expression; readings and performances framed around the practice of “poetry, philosophy and performativity” in collaboration with the Queens Museum; short plays on caregiving at CUNY written and performed by PSC-CUNY members in collaboration with Working Theater.


Radical Writing, Feminism and Black Futures: with Saidiya Hartman, Erica Hunt, Dawn Lundy Martin and Claudia Rankine

Thu, Dec 6, 6:30 PM | Proshansky Auditorium

Saidiya Hartman, Erica Hunt, Dawn Lundy Martin, Claudia Rankine

Click here to RSVP, and for more information about this reading and conversation.

QueensEnglish International 2018 at Queens Museum

Sat, Dec 8, 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM | Queens Museum, Corona, NY 11368

Carla Harryman, Paolo Javier, Kyoo Lee, Maria Lisella, Thurston Moore, Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, and The Urban Mythfits – A Corona Group (Omar Montana, Elijah Kuan Wong, Yeong Ran Kim, Elizabeth Polanco, Jansiel Polanco, Una Chung, Mac Morris, and Patricia Clough)

Click here for more information about this reading and performance at Queens Museum. 

Listening with Radical Empathy: A Listening Party!

Wed, Dec 12, 6:00 PM | The Skylight Room (9100)

Jamie San Andres, Arita Balaram, Pelenakeke (Keke) Brown, Jessica Caplan, Jaime Shearn Coan, Rachel Corbman, Lizania Denisse Cruz, Oriana Elisa Gonzales, Allison Guess, Prithi Kanakamedala, Arielle Knight, Logan McBride, Nadia Mohamed, Dhipinder Walia

Click here to RSVP, and for more information about this listening party with The Laundromat Project.

YOUth Education Summit (Y.E.S)

Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 10:30 AM – 04:00 PM | Bank Street College Graduate School of Education, 610 West 112 Street, New York, NY, 10025

Keynotes: Grace Callwood, Hawwaa Ibrahim, Haile Thomas.
Performance Partner: Epic NEXT Theatre Ensemble.
Workshop Partners: FloraMind, IntegrateNYC, Ignited Voices; Teens Resisit

Click here to Register, the schedule, and for more information about this youth-led education summit (Y.E.S).

TheaterWorks! Short Plays On Caregiving at CUNY

Mon, Dec 17, 7:00 PM | A.R.T./New York Theatres, Mezzanine Theatre 502 W 53rd St (just west of 10th Ave), New York, NY 10019

Susan Naomi Bernstein, Mimi Gisolfi D’Aponte, Magda Doyle, Tami Gold, Alyse Keller, Ellen Lewis, Sarah Ann Standing, Pamela Stemberg

Click here to RSVP, and for more information about these short plays on carving at CUNY with Working Theater. 

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