Who ARE We? Jerry’s Picks 16.28 November 9 – 17

Who are we? Questions and answers from the arts and architecture, journalism, and all that jazz!  

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November 10: Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture  and Can Children Save the Lives of Their Parents in the Throes of Stroke?


November 9
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Columbia University Global Mental Health Program
Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts
A discussion with Javier Téllez, acclaimed filmmaker and recipient of the 2016 Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts. Téllez’s films and installations question definitions of normality and pathology, diminishing stereotypes associated with mental illness. Moderated by John Hanhardt, consulting senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Register here. Pardes Building, Hellman Auditorium. (Global)

7 p.m.
Chris Washburne and SYOTOS
Celebrating 24-years together, Chris Washburne, director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, and the SYOTOS band will perform acid-latin mambo jazz. Includes John Walsh (trumpet), Ole Mathisen (tenor saxophone), Hector Martignon (piano), Leo Traversa (bass), and Vince Cherico (drums). Purchase tickets here. Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, 2751 Broadway.

November 10
4:30 p.m.
You Are Your Environment: How Architecture Shapes Us
Amale Andraos, dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, will present the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities. Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium.

6 p.m.
Barnard | Urban Studies Film Series
Changing Face of Harlem
How does Harlem, a creative, vibrant neighborhood preserve its rich cultural history while discovering the “good” in change? Changing Face of Harlem is a documentary that examines and challenges the benefits of the “revitalization” of a community. Q&A with Shawn Batey, director and producer. Diana Center, Lower Level, Room 104. (Just Societies)

November 12
8 p.m.
Miller Theatre
Alicia Olatuja Sextet
Called “one of the most thrilling vocalists of today” (JazzTimes), Alicia Olatuja will make her Miller debut. Olatuja sang at Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration. Purchase tickets here. Miller Theatre.

November 13
12 – 5 p.m.
Wallach Art Gallery
Family Day: Columbia Harlem Art Sunday
A guided tour of the exhibition The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from AfricaIncludes opportunities to make photo-portraits and participate in collage workshops with African fabrics led by artists Miguel Luciano and Ti Jay. Free and open to all. RSVP here. Schermerhorn Hall, 8th floor.

November 17
1 p.m.
School of the Arts
Complex Issues | Negroland: A Memoir
Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic, and Trey Ellis, Emmy-nominated screenwriter will discuss Negroland, a work on privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America. The Complex Issues series explores difference, visibility, and representation through recent work by Columbia faculty. Register here. Dodge Hall, Room 501. (Just Societies)

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