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Undoing the Demos: The Future of Education

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
1037 Dean St , Brooklyn, New York 11238

Learning is in peril! Schools are in crisis! In our neoliberal era, privatization, standardization, metrics-driven curricula, and Betsy DeVos threaten to dismantle public education and eradicate critical teaching and learning. Paranoia and panic about the future of education abounds, but the effects of neoliberalization on teaching and learning will...

Sunday Apr 30th, 4pm

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Human Rights at the Edge of Darkness

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Universal human rights values are under attack globally. Populist demagogues are on the rise, scapegoating refugees, immigrants and minorities. Those populists channel a toxic blend of nativism, xenophobia, racism and Islamaphobia while dismissing universal human rights as unaffordable luxuries or worse, dangerous liabilities to a secure society. These...

Friday Apr 28th, 7pm

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History Series: America as a Superpower

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Today's world has many "hot spots": Syria, Palestine, Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran, to name a few. How will the new President deal with each of these problem areas? By looking at history, maybe we will able to see how America maintains its leadership in the modern world.  Suggested Readings: Kissinger: 1923-1968 - The Idealist by Niall...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday May 11th, 7:30pm

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How Neoliberal Rationality is Transforming Education

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
1037 Dean St , Brooklyn, New York 11238

Learning is in peril! Schools are in crisis! In our neoliberal era, privatization, standardization, metrics-driven curricula, and Betsy DeVos threaten to dismantle public education and eradicate critical teaching and learning. Paranoia and panic about the future of education abounds, but the effects of neoliberalization on teaching and learning will...

Sunday Apr 30th, 4pm

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Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Coney Island
1215 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

Saturday Apr 29th, 1pm

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Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the 21st century. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion. Landscape designs will be considered...

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8 sessions

Wednesday May 3rd, 10am

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Revisiting New York's New Deal

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

The New Deal promised to lift Americans out of the Great Depression through an expansive federal public works program that offered a grand vision of what government could be. Recent scholarship offers new considerations of this period and illuminates New York City’s pivotal role. Presented in collaboration with The New York Society Library, join...

Thursday May 18th, 6:30pm

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It's Funny Because It's True

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

It's Funny Because It's True: Buddhist Realism and the Dark Comedy of Louis CK Gautama Buddha is believed to have promulgated four basic truths about the nature of the human condition. In the first of these (the noble truth of “suffering”) he claims that stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction are endemic to life. This supposition is not exclusive...

Friday May 5th, 7pm

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Muslim in New York

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Inspired by our new exhibition, Muslim in New York, join a panel of leading Muslim scholars, activists, and civic leaders to explore the rich, multifaceted histories of New York City's major Muslim communities, including those of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African-American heritage. Speakers: Zain Abdullah, Anthropologist and associate...

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Monday May 15th, 6:30pm

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How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US?The week Donald Trump was elected president Planned Parenthood experienced one of the largest donation surges in its hundred-year history. In March, Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking vote on a controversial bill that moved Congress one step closer to defunding clinics that offer abortion services....

Friday Jun 2nd, 7pm

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A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural Violence of Schooling This Olio makes a distinction between schooling and education. Schooling dumbs us down and education ignites fiery passions. This class will trace the rise of mass schooling, which was a means for society to re-shape itself, and a tool for the marginalized and uneducated...

Friday May 26th, 7pm

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New York Futurism

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Rising inequality, the elephant in the room of New York City’s future, is the subject of Class Divide (74 minutes, 2015), which investigates hyper-gentrification in Chelsea through the eyes of local young people living in public housing. This program also includes shorts from the Maysles Documentary Center Education program that pose...

Wednesday Jun 28th, 6:30pm

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The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Washington Roebling constructed one of America’s most iconic structures, the Brooklyn Bridge, but his story spans much more than just the East River. It’s a story of immigration, personal adversity, and pushing the boundaries of possibility.  Join Erica Wagner, author of Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 6:30pm

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Feeding the Fight: The Culinary History of WWI

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Savor a bite of culinary history by exploring the food and drinks that defined the American experience during World War I. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters & Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York (opening April 5), food historian Libby O’Connell, author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, will delve into...

Tuesday Jul 18th, 6:30pm

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The Poisonous Prohibition

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

The Wartime Prohibition Act took effect June 30, 1919. In their desperation to obtain booze, locals turned to homemade forms of liquor, which to unsuspecting victims, were often poisonous, and sometimes fatal.  At this lecture, we’ll examine some of these poisons and the New York City victims they harmed and killed. You can also celebrate the...

Sunday Jun 25th, 3pm

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