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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...


4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6:30pm

Creative Justice

at The New School - Manhattan

The arts become a powerful tool by generating dialogue, strengthening a sense of community, and envisioning community based interventions. In this course, we examine how artists, cultural workers, and community activists have devised creative strategies for responding to institutional and interpersonal violence and trauma. How does creativity work...


16 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 4pm

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The Trilogy: Kefir, Kombucha, and Cultured Vegetables

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Donna Schwenk helped her family recover from serious health crises through the use of probiotic, cultured foods 12 years ago, and she has been on a mission to teach others the benefits of these remarkable nutrients ever since. In this workshop she shares her passion for three most powerful super foods you can eat: Kefir, kombucha and cultured veggies. ...

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am

Passing: (Re)Constructing Identity

at The New School - Manhattan

"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...


16 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 6pm

Playing to Win: an Introduction to Game Theory

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

From zero-sum games to the “prisoner’s dilemma” and rational actors, game theory has grown from a bold conjecture into a vast array of literatures crossing political science, economics, psychology, business, mathematics, and even military strategy. Based on a theory of simple card games developed by John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, game...


4 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 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...


4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 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...


4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

Contrastes de Nueva York

at LovelyUSA - Chelsea
401 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001

Traveling to New York is an unforgettable experience, and you will surely enjoy the trip. But New York is not just Manhattan. We recommend that you spend one morning exploring the other districts of New York with us: the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. We assure you that you will enjoy knowing the contrasts of New York (contrastes de Nueva York). During...

Monday Dec 18th, 8am

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Intro to Capoeira

at RB Capoeira Brooklyn - Park Slope
316 7th St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable & give you the proper foundation for entering our ongoing classes. The Intro to Capoeira Series will introduce you to the art of Capoeira: an exciting and original workout that come from the unlikely combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. Capoeira is not only a form of exercise, it is...


5 sessions

Thursday Dec 21st, 6:30pm

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The Sumerians: History's Innovators

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

Over six thousand years ago, the marshes of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) were home to a remarkable and ingenious group of people. Known as the Sumerians, they were the first to use writing and the first to live in cities. They rode the first wheeled vehicles, founded our modern system of mathematics and made detailed observations of the planets and...

Tuesday Dec 19th, 8:30pm

Career Planning and Development

at Baruch College - CAPS

In this course you will learn how to conduct an effective job search, write a successful resume and cover letter, enhance your interviewing skills, and how to effectively use professional social media tools like LinkedIn. You will also learn how to negotiate your salary, benefits, and work environment to advance your career. You will gain a deeper...


10 sessions

Monday Jan 29th, 6:15pm

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Busted! Drugs and the City

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Join Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir as she sits down with Lucy Lang, Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan’s District Attorney’s Office to discuss countering New York City's illicit drug trade and the ever-evolving scourge of narcotics.  Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.  Only in...

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

War Stories

at The New School - Manhattan

This course examines the genre of the modern war novel and the modern war film. We focus on themes of gender and patriarchy, “love and war,” trauma and suffering, mental illness, and individual and collective memory. The course takes a comparative perspective, covering American, French, German and Spanish works on the Spanish Civil War and the...


16 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 11:45am

Other Worlds: The Critical Realms of Science Fiction

at The New School - Manhattan

The development of science fiction as a literary genre is deeply connected to a history of colonialism and anthropological projects that sought to document contact with so-called primitive cultures. Students in this course will examine literary and filmic narratives concerning other worlds, bodies, and technologies within this historical legacy. In...


16 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 4pm

Seeking Inspiration in the Japanese Garden

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Celebrated as havens of tranquility and beauty, Japanese gardens integrate profound spiritual attitudes and cultural values with superb design and refined craftsmanship. Over the centuries, poets, emperors, religious leaders, and aestheticians have created Japan's finest gardens. Peter Grilli, a leading commentator on Japanese culture, will discuss...

Tuesday Mar 20th, 1pm