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Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights 158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Saturday Apr 11th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Introduction to Intersectionality

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - West Village 208 West 13th Street #210, New York, New York 10011

Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw, forcefully challenges the idea that gender is the primary factor organizing women’s lives. Drawing on black feminist and critical legal theory, Crenshaw maintains that the experience of being a woman must be understood through the interrelation of race and gender. In other words, she proposes...

Tuesday Apr 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Racial Capitalism: Race, Class & the Black Radical

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Racial Capitalism: Race, Class, and the Black Radical Tradition “Racial capitalism” is a concept that has become central to contemporary radical movements, from Black Lives Matter to the prison abolition movement to movements against state violence and for climate justice. The concept was first developed by Cedric Robinson in his monumental Black...

Sunday Apr 12th, 3pm - 6pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

In Search of a Great Society: America in the 1960's

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Between November 1962, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections, Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the most transformative agenda in American politics since the New Deal. Amid bitterly divided forces—from religious groups and civil rights activists to labor unions and the media and, most notably, the...

Tuesday Apr 28th, 7pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)
$60

2 sessions

Introduction to Healthcare Design

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

Introduction to Healthcare Design - Best Practices, and the Evidence-based Design Process Healthcare Design is one of the fastest growing and most important fields in design and construction today, and will be even more critical moving into the future. The design of healthcare facilities has been found to significantly impact patient health, employee...

Saturday Apr 18th, 9am - 5pm

The Eleusinian Mysteries

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Brainery - New York Instructor-led Online Class, New York, New York 00000

Course Name: The Eleusinian Mysteries: Occult Secrets of the Ancient Greeks Every year in the Ancient Greek city of Eleusis, people gathered from far and wide to worship the power of nature with a series of religious rituals called the Eleusinian Mysteries. Although it was kept secret from all but the initiated, the cult of the Mysteries...

Wednesday Apr 15th, 6:30pm - 8pm

East Versus West: Persian Wars & Their Lasting Impact

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Brainery - New York Instructor-led Online Class, New York, New York 00000

This class will meet via Zoom! Download  in advance; link will be sent before the talk.  In the 5th century BCE, the world’s largest empire sent troops to a remote province to put down a rebellion. The empire was Persia, and the province was Ancient Greece. This was the beginning of the Persian Wars, two conflicts that would change...

Saturday Apr 11th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Thomas Paine & the Roots of American Progressivism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio

Who exactly was Thomas Paine, and why is someone like Andrew Yang talking about him? That isn’t just a rhetorical question for the sake of drawing in the audience. From the moment he reached revolutionary celebrity status in 1776 after the publication of Common Sense—the influential pamphlet that almost single-handedly inspired the American Declaration...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 7:30pm - 9pm

The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Two-Part Olio

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio

The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Two-Part Olio Series The Great Depression and New Deal fundamentally altered our relationship with our government and redefined how Americans conceive of the word freedom. Crisis often breeds great change. It’s an important story. And a complicated one. Taken together, the Great Depression and the New Deal...

Sunday Apr 12th, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$15

2 sessions

Psychedelic Mushrooms

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

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary use and regulation in the U.S., as well as the efforts underway to decriminalize...

Thursday Jun 25th, 6:30pm - 8pm

The Healer Within: The Most Profound Medicine is Within

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

The most profound medicine is produced within the human body and is easy to access. Qigong is being used in hospitals, school systems, spas, fitness centers, yoga centers, social service agencies – even golf clubs and the military. Why? Because our society is learning that it is better and less expensive to empower people to heal themselves than...

Saturday Aug 22nd, 10am - 5:30pm

Tree Climbing for Arborists

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Improve your climbing skills by learning techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on the Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction and critique.  Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy work, or hiking boots, and light leather or cloth gloves. All other equipment...

Saturday Sep 12th, 9am - 2:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$435

3 sessions

Imagining the Indiv: Theology, Capitalism, Politics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Full Course Name: Imagining the Individual: Theology, Capitalism, Politics Individualism is a sacrosanct pillar of American society. Though frequently invoked to support positions associated with contemporary conservative politics—from “school choice” to opposition to universal healthcare and the embrace of private enterprise—individualism...

Tuesday May 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Crisis and Capitalism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Do capitalist societies have an inherent tendency toward economic, social, and political crises?  Political economists have, over the course of the past 250 years, offered different frameworks to understand the existence of crises within capitalism: from Adam Smith’s “general glut” (when production exceeds demand) to Marx’s belief that...

Thursday May 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Finding Hope and Healing After Loss

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

Death and grief can be traumatic. It’s painful. But hope, healing and happiness are possible. David’s personal experience as a child of witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in the ICU helped him begin his journey. Based on decades of working with the dying and grieving, as well as his work with his co-authors Elisabeth Kübler...

Saturday Aug 22nd, 9:30am - 5:30pm

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