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December 6, 2022

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Exhibition Celebration for Queer Love: Affection and Romance in Contemporary Art

Join the Lehman College Art Gallery at an opening for the exhibition that will be on view at the Lehman College Art Gallery from Valentine's day through April 28.

Queer Love: Affection and Romance in Contemporary Art presents paintings and photographs that illuminate both individual and universal stories of vulnerability, tenderness, and desire in the LGBTQIA community.


The exhibition, which gathers the work of almost 50 artists, opens in two New York City galleries in February 2023−Lehman College Art Gallery in the Bronx from February 14 to April 23 and La MaMa Galleria in Downtown Manhattan, from February 18 to April 6. Each venue offers works that explore the power and significance of intimate queer familial, romantic, and sexual relationships.


From cheerful, romantic expressions of love to depictions of non-traditional nuclear families, the artwork of these LGBTQIA artists highlights the bond between them as art creators, and those with whom they have the closest ties. The LGBTQIA artists often move from celebrating their love to proclaiming a place for queer people within a larger society. Lushly beautiful, their art creates a series of nuanced and reflective, but largely positive narratives, and love’s transformative impact on both the human experience and the artistic process.

Reserve here:

Thursday, February 16, 2023

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nikki Giovanni Speaks on... James Baldwin and Beyond

Lehman College proudly presents world-renowned poet and activist Nikki Giovanni. In advance of the College’s opening of James Baldwin’s “The Amen Corner,” she will speak about Baldwin and beyond and share her newest poetry.

Tickets available at:

Location: Lehman College Studio Theatre

Choose "Tier 3" for free student tickets. Some seats will watch via livestream.

Start Date and TimeEvent DetailsLocation

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

All Day
Course Withdrawal period (W grade) (Multi-Day Event)

Withdrawal period. A grade of “W” is assigned to students who officially drop a class.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Reading with Mark Christian: Booker T. Washington: A Life in American History

Booker T. Washington was an integral figure in mid-19th to early-20th century America who successfully transitioned from a life in slavery and poverty to a position among the Black elite. This book highlights Washington's often overlooked contributions to the African and African American experience, particularly his support of higher education for Black students through fundraising for Fisk and Howard universities, where he served as a trustee. A vocal advocate of vocational and liberal arts alike, Washington eventually founded his own school, the Tuskegee Institute, with a well-rounded curriculum to expand opportunities and encourage free thinking for Black students. While Washington was sometimes viewed as a "great accommodator" by his critics for working alongside wealthy, white elites, he quietly advocated for Black teachers and students as well as for desegregation. This book will offer readers a clearly written, fully realized overview of Booker T. Washington and his legacy.

Recipent of the RUSA 2022 "Outstanding Reference for Adults" award from the American Library Association

Mark Christian is a Professor in Lehman College’s Africana Studies Department.

Leonard Lief Library
Leonard Lief Library - (Treehouse Conference Room 317)
4:30 PM
CONCERT: "Mambo Celebration!" - Lehman College and Community Latin Jazz Ensemble
The Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble performs diverse compositions within the American and Afro-Caribbean genres, including works by Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Palmieri, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and others.
Music Building - (330 (Hearth Room))
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Autoethnography of a Palestinian Anthropologist

Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m.
The People's Forum (on 320 W 37th St., New York, NY 10018)

Rami Salameh will give a talk entitled 

"Autoenthnography of a Palestinian Anthropologist"

There will be responses from 

Nadia Abu El-Haj
Helga Tawil-Souri
Thayer Hastings

To register, click here:

Sponsored by
The Department of English at Lehman College
The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University
Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center
Program in Middle Eastern Studies, CUNY Graduate Center

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