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The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the...
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Across an oeuvre stunning in its scope—including fiction, drama, theory, and criticism—the work of Jamaican writer Sylvia Wynter represents one of the greatest contributions to Black radical thought in the twentieth century. Rivaling its scope is the eclecticism of disciplines that Wynter marshals—from science studies to literary theory, psychoanalysis,...
Sunday Jan 29th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time
Anthropology is at once a contested and vital field of study and inquiry. Still hotly debated is a basic question: what is the scope of anthropological inquiry? Modern anthropologists no longer divide the world, as their 19th-century forebears did, into a sociological “West” and an anthropological “rest of the world,” its “backwardness”...
Sunday Feb 5th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time
"As a community, we have the power to choose the food on our table." Valerie Segrest is dedicated to making sure tribal communities throughout North America can access traditional foods. In this inspiring talk, she discusses the many food sovereignty initiatives spearheaded by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, including regaining...
Thursday Feb 9th, 6pm - 7pm Eastern Time
“If workers produce commodities,” the feminist theorist Tithi Bhattacharya asked, “who produces the workers?” It’s a question that lies at the heart of Social Reproduction Theory, a body of Marxist-feminist critique that seeks to identify and describe the labor that’s required to reproduce workers and, as such, capitalist society as a whole....
Monday Mar 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
“The postmodern,” writes Marxist literary and cultural theorist Fredric Jameson, “is the force field in which very different kinds of cultural impulses . . . must make their way.” Adapted from a New Left Review essay of the same name, Jameson’s Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism is an ambitious account of how the postmodern...
Monday Mar 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
Slavery and Social Death: From the Plantation to the 21st Century What does it mean to experience social death? And how has this experience impacted the legacies of slavery in the 21st century? Beyond legal categories of ownership and personal status and structures of economic exploitation, how did personal power and authority operate in that “peculiar...
Tuesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
Happiness and Capitalism: Work, Wealth, and Misery “No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” So observed the “father” of political economy, Adam Smith, in his classic The Wealth of Nations. Nearly 250 years later, Smith’s self-appointed children, secure in economics...
Sunday Mar 12th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time
Part of the Plants, Cuisine and Culture series, Hawaiian Cuisine with Sheldon Simeon online program is presented in partnership with Franklin Park Conservatory, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Plants are intimately linked to our cultural identities and food traditions. Plants...
Tuesday Mar 21st, 6pm - 7pm Central Time
Noting the number of urban dwellers who want more plants in their lives but don't have green thumbs yet, plant consultant and former elementary educator Maryah Greene stepped up to provide support so these new plant parents can create functional, long-term green spaces of their own. She'll share how she turned an Instagram account full of plant care...
Thursday Mar 23rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
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