Another dazzling array—from the AIDS reporting of Jeffrey Schmalz, to a global think-in, to an exploration of women, music, and power. And a shameless plug: among the most exciting events on the calendar, see the December 9 Heyman Center program on the BreakBeat poets. None other than Daniel Kisslinger, son of Jerry, produced this timely evening featuring voices for justice from the first-ever anthology of hip hop poetry. And be sure to share your event stories!
December 3-5: Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence, and Contested Memories of the Past
December 4: Climate Change and the Scales of Environment
December 7: An Evening with Jules Feiffer
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Brown Institute for Media Innovation
World AIDS Day – Launch Party and Panel Discussion for Dying Words
The launch of Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and How it Transformed The New York Times, coinciding with World AIDS Day. A book and radio documentary by Samuel G. Freedman (author, professor, and journalist) and Kerry Donahue (radio producer) about the life of Jeff Schmalz, who is best known for his reporting on the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s and its impact on the LGBT community at that time. Author Eric Marcus ’84JRN ’03GSAPP; Adam Moss, editor of New York Magazine; and Ann Northrop, ACT UP activist and television host will discuss gay journalists during the crisis. RSVP here. Pulitzer Hall. (Public Square, Just Societies)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Oral History Master of Arts Program
How You Sing Your Song: Miguel Zenón’s Oral History-Based Music
Identities Are Changeable is the latest album from Miguel Zenón, Puerto Rican-born saxophonist and composer. The music on the album includes interviews with several New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent. Erica Zora Wrightson, a graduate of the Oral History Master of Arts Program, will be in discussion with Zenon about his process for turning oral histories into music and listen to samples on the album. Knox Hall, Room 509. (Public Square)
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Committee on Global Thought
A “global think-in” on virtual transparency in the 21st century with Agnès Callarmard, director of Columbia Global Freedom of Expression; Bernard Harcourt, director of the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought and author of Exposed; Betsy Reed, editor-in chief of The Intercept; and Clive Thompson, writer for The New York Times and columnist for Wired. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104. (Public Square, Just Societies, Data and Society)
The Heyman Center | Center for Justice
Justice Poetry Featuring the BreakBeat Poets – Public Humanities Initiative
An evening of justice poetry with the editors and contributors of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop. Poets will read works related to issues of justice and discuss the events and experiences that inspired them. Featuring Angel Nafis, Kevin Coval, and Nate Marshall. Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium. (Public Square, Just Societies)
The Italian Academy
Women, Music, Power: A Concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble
Part of a two-day event entitled Women, Music, Power, which celebrates the work of musicologist Suzanne G. Cusick through a symposium. The International Contemporary Ensemble is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced with a flexible roster of instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles. Music by David Adamcyk, Canadian composer and visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Computer Music Center; Zosha Di Castri, assistant professor of music; Natacha Diels, from UC San Diego; and Maria Stankova, Bulgarian composer and vocalist. The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue.
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