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Chocolate: A Journey into a Bittersweet History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

For 5,000 years, cacao has been a plant that brings out the best and worst in mankind. Ethnobotanist Brian Hockaday will trace the journey of Theobroma cacao, from its earliest use as an alcoholic beverage to its pivotal role in Mayan society and politics, and from its adoption by colonial powers to its expanding role in modern global economics,...

Wednesday Feb 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Psychic Protection from Energy Vampires

at Donna Henes, Urban Shaman - Prospect Heights Grand Army Plaza Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Dealing With Energy-Depleting People, Places, & Predicaments Is your life too busy? Too complicated? Too pressured? Too draining?  I know it is! Are you running too fast and feeling completely depleted by demands and responsibilities?  I know you are!   Does everything feel like it is just too much to handle? I know it does! ...

Saturday Jan 5th, 1pm - 4pm

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Somebody to Love: A Feminist Reading of Freddie Mercury

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

Every morning, Freddie Mercury tells us, he wakes only to feel a part of his soul die. Isolation and profound loneliness, he mourns, haunt him at every hour. He is alone and cut off from the world—an ugly loveless world which has dismissed his divine and incessant longing as mere insanity. Yearning for relief, weeping on his knees, Freddie prays...

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Identity and Social Theory

at The New School - Greenwich Village 66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011

Social theory, both classical and contemporary, has always wrestled with the issue of identity, seeking to interpret and explain the social processes and political struggles by means of which individual and collective identities are construed. Since the dawn of modernity, human identity—who we are as individual and collective beings—has not been...

Thursday Jan 24th, 6pm - 8pm

  (16 sessions)

16 sessions

Women’s Leadership: Propel Your Career Forward

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

Women’s Leadership: Propel Your Career Forward with New Habits & Behaviors Women’s careers are often hijacked by corporate politics, motherhood, or our own good girl habits. Whether you are an executive, consultant or entrepreneur, this leadership workshop will provide the tools to transform you into the extraordinary leader hidden within....

Friday May 10th, 9am - 5pm

Introduction to Performance Studies

at The New School - Manhattan 10011

This course offers an overview of the interdisciplinary field of performance studies as it has developed from the 1960s to the present, paying close attention to gender, sexuality, the construction of racial identity, and the politics of taste. A field of study that is often inspired by the performing arts, performance studies emphasizes critical...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 4pm - 6pm

  (16 sessions)

16 sessions

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Introduction to Feminist Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Feminism is often recognized as a political movement. But is there a feminist way of thinking about politics? If so, what is it? In this course, we’ll investigate the core premises and questions of feminism as they relate to political thinking, focusing particularly on feminist political thought as it developed in the twentieth century.  What...

Tuesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Reading Mrs. Dalloway

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Each session, students will address three of the twelve unnumbered chapters in the book and focus on issues that are raised by those chapters.   Topics covered will include: literary form, personal psychology, social status, rewritings of The Odyssey and Ulysses, local and imperial politics, archetypes and myths, distant and intimate marriages,...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

What Is the Political?

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

From classical philosophy to contemporary conversation, politics is often assumed to be an extension of morality, an application of principles, or an obvious fact of identity or social position. But what makes something specifically political? Is there something about “the political” that distinguishes it from any number of related areas of inquiry...

Thursday Jan 31st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea 601 W 26th St Suite 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

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History Series: The Election Of 1860

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

History Series: The Election Of 1860 - The Final Cause of the Civil War The election of 1860 was the most important in the history of The United States. Lincoln won the Electoral College vote but not the popular vote. In Virginia, the Lincoln ticket received 1,929 votes out of 167,223 statewide. In Lincoln's native Kentucky, Lincoln received 1,364...

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2 sessions

Ecofeminism and Xenofeminism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - East Harlem 1216 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Environmentalists frequently describe the planet as “Mother Earth,” decry the “rape” of the planet, and call on humans to “love your mother.” But why is the earth seen as a woman? Should it be? Ecofeminists for some time and Xenofeminisists more recently have taken up these questions in remarkably different, sometimes complementary, ways....

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4 sessions

The Bible as Literature: Narrative, Politics, & History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

The Bible is a wonderfully comprehensive collection of stories: a parade of heroes and villains, royals and peasants, dysfunctional families and the truest of filial loyalties.  Its texts span genres from poetry to novella, short story to historical epic, legalistic writing to satire, and instructional manual to the confessional. However, this...

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4 sessions

It's Complicated: How the U.S. Shaped the Middle East

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Middle Eastern politics can make your head spin. Fear not, we’ve made a comedy show to dive in to the most complicated stories of the region, and break down the West’s role in it all. Caveat’s senior Iranian comedian Mehdi Barakchian and writer Kylie Holloway will answer your biggest questions about the Middle East- why the U.S. is still hanging...

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Cramming for the Midterms

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it) This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead,...

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