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February 9, 2021

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Monday, March 08, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
When White America Gets Pneumonia: COVID-19 and Structural Racism


In celebration of Women’s History Month
 and International Women’s Day, join us for a presentation by Dr. Linda Rae Murray, an activist and national leader in community health and social justice in healthcare. 

Her talk, "When White America Gets Pneumonia: COVID19 and Structural Racism," will examine the historical experience of American medicine with the concept of race, demonstrating how structural racism has resulted in significant gaps in mortality based on race and ethnicity. She will further examine the role structural racism has played in the differential impact of COVID-19 on people of color. 

Dr. Murray will be introduced by Provost Peter Nwosu and Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing Elgloria Harrison.

Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Department of Africana Studies.

Join the talk on Zoom 

Meeting ID: 830 788 0076

Join by phone at +1 929 205 6099 (New York)

Meeting ID: 830 788 0076 

To find your local number, please click here.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

3:00 PM
Turnbull Design Speaker Series - Design Thinking: Solutions Based on Empathy and Customer Obsession

Turnbull Design Speaker Series presents:

Design Thinking: Solutions Based on Empathy and Customer Obsession

Feryal Khawar
Senior Users Experience Designer
Amazon


Introduced by Bartholomew Bland,
Executive Director, Lehman College Art Gallery


Friday, March 12, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Meridian Journalism Speaker Series - Jessica Leigh Hester

Jessica Leigh Hester
is a Senior Editor and Writer at Atlas Obscura. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, NPR, Mother Jones, and previously edited CityLab by The Atlantic.

Jessica will discuss:

- Pitches that editors want to see
- Writing full-length creative nonfiction

Monday, March 15, 2021

6:00 PM
The 24th Annual Student-Faculty Read-In Celebrating Black Women in Prose, Poetry, and Song


The 24th Annual Student-Faculty Read-In Celebrating Black Women in Prose, Poetry
, and Song

In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, the Lehman College Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Department of Africana Studies present the 24th Annual Student-Faculty Read-In, with guest writer Ama Codjoe. Codjoe is the author of Blood of the Air (Northwestern Press, 2020), which won the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her forthcoming book, Bluest Nude, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2022. 


Join by Zoom 

Meeting ID: 861 4152 4943 

Passcode: 283451 


Join by telephone at +1 929 205 6099 (New York)

Meeting ID: 861 4152 4943 

Passcode: 283451 

To find your local number, please click here

Thursday, March 18, 2021

3:00 PM
Turnbull Design Speaker Series - Bridge-Building Parasites and Hosts

Turnbull Design Speaker Series presents:

Bridge-Building Parasites and Hosts

Marco Saavedra
Activist, Author and Painter
New York City


Introduced by Daniel Lemons,
President, Lehman College


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yours for Justice: The Continued Relevance Of Ida B. Wells' Diagnosis Of Domestic Racial Terror


Yours for Justice: The Continued Relevance of Ida B. Wells' Diagnosis of Domestic Racial Terror  

Professor Jane Anna Gordon of the University of Connecticut Department Of Political Science 

Everyone who has heard of Ida B. Wells is familiar with her as an anti-lynching crusader. What was crucial about her work was that it framed the rise of lynching in the early 20th century as entirely a function of hostility to the end of slavery and the growth of the project of black freedom. Professor Jane Anna Gordon will speak about Wells’ work and how her framing of anti-black violence as domestic terror forces us to consider why such actions are, to this day, not considered and treated as treasonous.


Presented by The Department of Africana Studies & The Women’s And Gender Studies Program 

For more information, contact Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum, Chair at bertrade@lehman.cuny.edu

ZOOM MEETING ID: 854 9938 8356 ZOOM MEETING PASSCODE: 823053

Friday, March 19, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Meridian Journalism Speaker Series - Angely Mercado

Angely Mercado
is freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and fact-checker. She has contributed to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Salon, The Nation, Vice, and more.

Angely will discuss:

- Freelance writing
- Life as a journalist

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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Reading with Mila Burns: Dona Ivone Lara's Sorriso Negro
More than simply a paragon of Brazilian samba, Dona (Lady) Ivone Lara’s 1981 Sorriso Negro (translated to Black Smile) is an album deeply embedded in the political and social tensions of its time. Released less than two years after the Brazilian military dictatorship approved the Lei de Anistia (the “Opening” that put Brazil on a path toward democratic governance), Sorriso Negro reflects the seminal shifts occurring within Brazilian society as former exiles reinforced debates of civil rights and feminist thought in a nation under the iron hand of a military dictatorship that had been in place since 1964. By looking at one of the most important samba albums ever recorded (and one that also happened to be authored by a black woman), Mila Burns explores the pathbreaking career of Dona Ivone Lara, tracing the ways in which she navigated the tense gender and race relations of the samba universe to ultimately conquer the masculine world of samba composers.

Mila Burns is Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at Lehman College.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Graphic Novel Reading Club: The Harlem Hellfighters

For the month of February, we’ll be reading The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Caanan White. It tells the heroic story of the 369th infantry regiment, an African American unit that spent more time in combat than any other American unit, but never lost a foot of ground to the enemy or a man to capture. Though they won countless decorations and returned as heroes, they faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on—and off—the battlefield to make Europe and America safe for democracy.

RSVP at clubs.lehman.edu

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online Reading Group: Olio by Tyehimba Jess

Throughout Black History Month, One Book One Bronx, in collaboration with the Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College, will host a series of eclectic programs and reading groups as part of the yearlong initiative Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters. Sponsored by the Library of America and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Lift Every Voice seeks to engage participants in a multifaceted exploration of African American poetry. 

Join us on Tuesdays in February for a three-part discussion of Olio by Tyehimba Jess, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Part fact, part fiction, the book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African-American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I.

Click here to register

 


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