Knowledge is Power. Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks Nov 29 – Dec 17

From Global Solutions on AIDS to ensuring Just Societies with the Census 2020 count ,our Picks share powerful knowledge about our health, our city, and our world. And then, for the holidays, there’s the Carnival of the Animals!







December 4
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Mailman | ICAP
Knowledge is Power: World AIDS Day at 30
Presentations, a panel discussion, and a video premiere around the theme of Know your Status — the official theme for World AIDS Day 2018. Speakers include Wafaa El-Sadr, global director of ICAP (moderating); Bisrat Abraham, director of clinical operations and technical assistance for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at NYC DOHMH; Jessica Justman, senior technical director of ICAP; and Isaac Beckford, community advocate. Reception to follow.  RSVP here.  722 West 168th St., Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons. (Global Solutions)


November 28: Suzan-Lori Parks: On Social Justice, Race, and Health
November 29: A Conversation About The Library Book
November 30: Smart, Secure, and Sustainable… Repowering The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be AND Growing up in Science: Rui Costa’s Unofficial Story AND 2018 Social Enterprise Conference: Capital for Good


November 29
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Urban Technologies and Refugee “Integration” in The City: Reinforcing Inequality?
As part of the Human Rights and Technology Speaker Series, a talk by Matt Mahmoudi, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge and visiting scholar. International Affairs Building, Room 1302. (Data and Society, Just Societies)

December 3
6:15 p.m.
The Heyman Center
Staging War: Theatrical Ventures, Quandaries, and Prospects
A roundtable with playwrights whose work stimulates  “war plays.” Features Judith Thompson (Palace of the End), George Brant (Grounded), and Maurice Decaul (Dijla Wal Furat, Between the Tigris and the Euphrates). They will explore the enduring power of live dramatic performance for thinking through contemporary culture’s relationship to war, and consider what new forms and strategies are needed to face war’s new realities. The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room. (Arts and Ideas, Global Solutions)

December 3
6  – 8 p.m.
See sponsors here
The Census and the City: Why Threats to the Census Could Hurt Immigrants and Cause Millions of Dollars Lost to the City and its Services
Discussion features Kenneth Prewitt, former director of the US Census Bureau (keynote); Yvette Stacey Cumberbatch, former Census coordinator for the City; Alex William Finkelstein, New York Attorney General’s Office; John Flateau, professor at CUNY and former Census coordinator for the State; Quinn Rhi, senior associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action; and Mazin Sidahmed, co-founding editor and senior reporter at Documented. RSVP here. International Affairs Building, Room 1512. (Data and Society, Just Societies)

December 5
5 – 7 p.m.
School of Professional Studies
Narrative Medicine Rounds: Border Lines—How Journalists Sorted Out Fact vs. Fiction in Issues about Children and Immigration
With Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter for ProPublica, covering economic issues, labor, immigration and trade. Grabell will speak about the process reporters and journalists go through to delve into the truth of a breaking news story, specifically discussing how a reporting team at ProPublica approached the news about the treatment of children at the border. ICUMC, Alumni Auditorium. (Just Societies)

December 8
1 – 4 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute
Saturday Science: Let’s Move It
Students, families, and community groups explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and demonstrations with scientists. RSVP here. 605 West 129th Street, Greene Science Center, Education Lab. (Future of Neuroscience)

December 17
2 p.m.
Miller Theatre
Carnival of the Animals
Miller Theatre’s annual holiday tradition – a playful production that brings to life the 19th century French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ musical The Carnival of the Animals with poetry by the late Ogden Nash. With Lake Simons, designer and director, and music by Camille Saint-Saëns. Purchase tickets here. Miller Theatre.

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