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Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series Coming Events

A Community Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00 PM


Price: Free, but pre-registration required


Online


Join us for a free discussion on Zoom about antiracism and critical social issues that affect us all. The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Kendi, followed by a live-streamed, moderated conversation with questions from community members.

Ibram X. Kendi is one of America's foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.

His 2019 book How To Be An Antiracist was described by The New York Times as "the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind." His next book, Be Antiracist: A Guided Journal For Awareness, Reflection, and Action will be published on October 6, 2020.

Register here. An email with a Zoom link will be sent out 1-2 days before the event.

Presented by The Friends of the Central Library, along with the Syracuse University Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Hendricks Chapel, and The Lender Center for Social Justice.
Sponsored by The Central New York Community Foundation, The Gifford Foundation, and WCNY.


Min Jin Lee

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Min Jin Lee's award-winning fiction explores the intersection of race, ethnicity, immigration, class, religion, gender and identity of a diasporic people. An epic story of a Korean family who migrates to Japan, the New York Times bestseller and award winner Pachinko appeared on over 75 "best books-of-the-year" lists, including NPR, PBS and CNN. Her debut novel Free Food for Millionaires was a national bestseller.


Meg Wolitzer

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel is The Female Persuasion. She often writes about the challenges facing aspiring artists and American gender politics. The Wife was adapted into a 2017 movie whose protagonist was played by Glenn Close. In her engaging lectures Wolitzer draws from the themes of her books, adding entertaining anecdotes and thoughtful insights into her craft.


Bill McKibben

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Author of the first book about global warming, 1989's The End of Nature, McKibben also founded 350.org, the biggest grassroots climate campaign in the world. His latest book, Falter, a New York Times bestseller, offers a "call-to-arms" 30 years after his first book set the stage. The author of fifteen books, The Boston Globe called McKibben "probably America's most important environmentalist."


Tara Westover

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

She was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, while grappling with her exceptional upbringing, Westover pursued learning at Brigham Young University, Trinity College, and Harvard University. Educated, the award-winning memoir of her extraordinary journey, earned her a spot on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in 2018.


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