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Gender & Justice

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

In our next edition of Only in New York, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Lucy Lang and Reverend Vivian D. Nixon, Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship, to discuss the vexed but evolving relationship between gender and justice in this...

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

Food and Migration

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

In the contemporary world, food sparks debates about power structures, race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism that acquire particular relevance in places where people from around the world live together and interact. In this course, we examine food in relation to migration in New York City and at the national and international levels. Although the focus...

$765

16 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 4pm

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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...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6:30pm

Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Complete Title: Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy and Sociopolitical Communication Hunger and food justice, health and obesity, locavorism, biotechnological influences, fair trade, ethical consumption, and sustainability are slowly starting to enter into the larger dialogue about food within the realms of contemporary media outlets. Students...

$765

16 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 4pm

Feminism and the Frankfurt School

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

Despite placing an explicit focus on regressive family structures, patriarchy, masculine domination of nature, and repressive sexuality, the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theorists was notoriously a boys’ club. While this certainly reflected historical norms at the time, it is particularly noteworthy as many of the original contributions...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

Passing: (Re)Constructing Identity

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

"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...

$765

16 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 6pm

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...

$315

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...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Tuesday Dec 19th, 6:30pm

Modern Social Theory

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

What holds societies together? When do they break down into conflict? What drives social change? Are there rules that govern human interaction?  This course examines some of the Big Ideas about society, how those ideas came about, and how we can use them to understand concrete social problems. In the first part of the course, we look at how the...

$765

16 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6pm

Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$150

4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 7:30am

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 7:30pm

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (under 21 years old)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$80

4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 7:30pm

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Performance & Protest in Public Art

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

Performance artists Tania Bruguera and Kate Gilmore both consider questions of power and identity in their work.  Politically motivated, Havana-native Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, often through the lens of immigration, while the New York-based Gilmore engages with ideas...

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

Introduction to Political Economy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill
275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

This course is intended as a critical introduction to political economy. Students will evaluate these questions by reading selected writings from major figures in the field. We begin with extracts from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, introducing such complex notions as the labor theory of value, the benefits of free trade, productivity,...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

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