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Evicted: An Evening with Matthew Desmond

MacArthur “Genius” and Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City) discusses his book and his work on housing access and affordability as well as broader, …

December 9, 2020 | 7PM – 8PM
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Who Will Write the Story? The Critical Role of Black Citizen Journalists

Journalism scholar Allissa V. Richardson (Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism) discusses empowering marginalized communities to tell their own stories, in conversation with UVA …

December 10, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: Race for Profit with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Join professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor as she discusses her highly-acclaimed Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, in conversation with Andrew Kahrl.

August 13, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: Before We Forget with Lyall Harris and Patricia Silva

Lyall Harris and Patricia Silva will discuss Patricia’s 2020 pandemic project Before We Forget, hand-bound journals with writing prompts aimed at remembering this unprecedented time.

August 20, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: Does Good Exist? Maggie Paxson on The Plateau

Maggie Paxson discusses her memoir, The Plateau, which blends anthropology, history, and personal introspection to delve deeply into philosophical and moral issues; with Bella Stander.

September 10, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: The Kinship of Plants and People—Enrique Salmón on Iwígara

Join ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón as he discusses his new book, Iwígara: The Kinship of Plants and People, with Lilia Fuquen.

September 24, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: Monument Lab and Creative Speculations Where You Live: Paul Farber in conversation with Justin Reid

Paul Farber (Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia) discusses his work as a co-founder of The Monument Lab, which works with community members to reimagine public spaces through stories of social justice and equity…

October 15, 2020 | 12PM – 1PM
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When My Time Comes and Discussion with Diane Rehm

Peabody-award winner Diane Rehm offers a moving and informative examination of the right to die movement and the facts and the misinformation surrounding this controversial practice…

October 22, 2020 | 5:30PM
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VOTE! Gilda Daniels and the #1 Antidote for Voter Suppression

Law professor and former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Gilda Daniels (Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America) discusses her book and her work on voting rights and battling …

October 28, 2020 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: True Heart Intuitive Tarot with Rachel True

Join Rachel True—an actress best known for her role in The Craft and a lifelong occultist—as she discusses her new True Heart Intuitive Tarot…

October 29, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: Digital Museum of Broken Relationships with Leslie Jamison and Friends

In celebration of the paperback launch of Make it Scream, Make it Burn, join Leslie Jamison for an event built around one of her collected essays, “Museum of Broken Hearts.” …

November 12, 2020 | 12PM – 1PM

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