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The Nation: Diary of a Mad Law Professor

The Nation: Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University and a member of the State Bar of California, writes The Nation column “Diary of a Mad Law Professor.” Her books include The Rooster’s Egg (1995), Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race (1997) and, most recently, Open House: On Family Food, Friends, Piano [...]

Posted: Jan 29th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Capitalist Castles

Capitalist Castles

The city’s most affluent 19th century barons commissioned its most accomplished architects, designers, and craftspeople to build and embellish their homes. Professor Mosette Broderick, director of the Architecture and Urban Design Program at New York University and author of a new monograph on architect Stanford White, will take us inside these now vanished landmarks, where [...]

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 40th anniversary of his assassination, The Museum of Jewish Heritage hosted an evening of interfaith discussion about his legacy and the relationship between spiritual practice and social change. The participants were Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation; Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., West [...]

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal

Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal

Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy lectures on his new book, SELLOUT: THE POLITICS OF RACIAL BETRAYAL. This lecture was delivered at Cooper Union.

Posted: Jan 10th, 2008 | Comments: 0
New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg

New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg

New York City in the 70s was the setting for Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, and Saturday Night Fever, the nightmare playground for Son of Sam and The Warriors, the proving grounds for graffiti, punk, hip-hop, and all manner of other public spectacle. New York Calling is a collection of original essays reminding us what’s changed [...]

Posted: Nov 6th, 2007 | Comments: 0
Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims

Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims

Faisal Alam is the Founder and Director of Al-Fatiha Foundation, an international organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Muslims. He joined Columbia students to learn about, discuss, and support these individuals, as well as to offer social criticism. The forum was held at the Middle East Institute of Columbia, and was co-sponsored by MEALAC, [...]

Posted: Oct 17th, 2007 | Comments: 0
New York Brownstones: Icons of a Great City

New York Brownstones: Icons of a Great City

Charles Lockwood, author of the indispensable Bricks and Brownstone was described by The New Yorker as the “consummate authority” on this iconic building type. His recent research has uncovered many surprising facts and long-forgotten historical photographs. Mr. Lockwood discusses the evolution of the New York row house from the 1820s onward, describes the daily lives [...]

Posted: Oct 16th, 2007 | Comments: 0
Civic Activist Boot Camp

Civic Activist Boot Camp

Individuals can affect the urban planning process by protest and resistance, or by working within the system. This forum begins with the proposition that Jane Jacobs was not beholden to any particular strategy for creating change in urban planning. Discussing different ways to help individuals make their voices heard were Marshall Brown of Atlantic Yards [...]

Posted: Oct 16th, 2007 | Comments: 0
Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Harlem Cultural Capital

Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Harlem Cultural Capital

How does Harlem function as a cultural capital? Bill T. Jones moderates the first of the Breaking Ground series, Harlem community dialogues. Bill T. Jones is the co-founder and artistic director of the Arnie Zane Dance Company. Participants of the discussion include Kamilah Forbes, actor/producer; Dr. Michael Lomax, United Negro College Fund President; Bill Perkins, [...]

Posted: Oct 9th, 2007 | Comments: 1
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