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New York's Magic Mirror: Writers & The Voice

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem 1220 5th Ave , New York, New York 10029

During its heyday in the 1960s and '70s and into the decades beyond, the writers of The Village Voice both chronicled and helped define the city's ever-evolving downtown scene. In this lively, wide-ranging conversation, acclaimed former Voice journalists Susan Brownmiller, Richard Goldstein, Greg Tate, and Guy Trebay share their experiences covering...

Saturday Nov 23rd, 3pm - 4:30pm

2020 Vision: Predictions for the New Year

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Everything that has happened in 2019 has set us up for the shift in consciousness that is underway. In the upcoming days, we will see the manifestation of that transformation, as many visionaries have predicted. This will be a landmark year, a time of personal, national, and planetary upheavals.  Some of the finest astrologers and prophets from...

Friday Jan 3rd, 7pm - 9pm

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Do You Have Kids? The Politics of Motherhood

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 111 N. 12th St Brooklyn, New York, New York 11249

2019 has been dubbed “The Year of the Woman”--and for all the right reasons. Women-led resistance to inescapable policy attacks on everything from immigration to LGBTQ rights has contributed to a rise in political activism and leadership. And thanks to the power of social media, we no longer need a subscription to see a great speech by Rep. Alexandria...

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$15

The Civil War: Past and Present

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 96 Berry St, Brooklyn, New York 11249

“Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.” So spoke Abraham Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address, which he gave only a month before the war’s end—and his tragic death—in April 1865. Weary...

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$315

4 sessions

Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea 601 W 26th St Ste 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

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$35

History of Presidential Elections

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

History of Presidential Elections—The Headline Story of Our Nation's Political Life How the issues, candidates, political parties & eras of our quadrennial contests impacted the direction & caliber of the leaders we placed in the White House. Part I—Oct 4, 1789-1856 From the Colonial Era to the Dawn of the Republcan Party ...

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$116

4 sessions

Athletes to Activists: Politics of the Playing Field

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem 1220 5th Ave , New York, New York 10029

When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he became first black major league baseball player of the modern era – and paved the way for athletes to serve as harbingers of social change. Twenty years later, at the 1968 Olympic Games, track and field star John Carlosraised his fist in silent protest of American racial and economic...

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$15

World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens: The Global Drama of 2020 This is a critical year in world politics—the competition for global leadership between America and China, developments in the Middle East, the European Crisis, tensions in Asia, North Korea, India-Pakistan, the impact of Climate Change. In addition, there are vital internal...

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$220

10 sessions

Australian Politics 101

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

From 2010-2015, Australia had five Prime Ministers in five years.  Like something out of a Shakespearean drama, there were stabs in the back, leadership spills, and double dissolutions.  Will things stabilize?  There's never been a more exciting time to follow politics Down Under. This class will give you an overview of the...

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$10

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It's Complicated: How the U.S. Shaped the Middle East

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Middle Eastern politics can make your head spin. Fear not, we’ve made a comedy show to dive in to the most complicated stories of the region, and break down the West’s role in it all. Caveat’s senior Iranian comedian Mehdi Barakchian and writer Kylie Holloway will answer your biggest questions about the Middle East- why the U.S. is still hanging...

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$15

The Intersection of Dance and Politics

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

This fascinating presentation will feature three compelling pieces that address some aspect of political expression within their construct.  The Green Table—choreographed by Kurt Jooss—depicts the futility of war. It presages the coming of World War II and the ineffectiveness of peace negotiations of the 1930’s.  Agon—choreographed...

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$25

Cramming for the Midterms

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it) This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead,...

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$15

The 2nd Amendment Explained

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Parkland. Las Vegas. Sandy Hook. Despite all the speeches, all the marches, and all the tweets from fist-clenched celebrities proclaiming “never again” -- the legal reality is that gun rights in the United States are presently expanding, not contracting. And in the wake of these tragedies, the facts and nuances surrounding the gun control...

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$15

Radical Politics: Then and Now and Then Again

at Think Olio - Bushwick 770 Hart St., New York, New York 11237

While politics has its roots in the Ancient World, radical politics, Left and Right, are a product of the pre-modern and modern eras. This discussion will cover both the movements and individuals that created the present political landscape. The modern political era began with the French Revolution and is currently facing a resurgence of retrograde...

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Free

Women and the Future of New York Politics

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem 1220 5th Ave , New York, New York 10029

In the Halls of Power: Women and the Future of New York Politics Despite New York's reputation as a progressive city, on the local political level at least, the future looks far from female. By the end of 2017, the New York City Council’s 51-member body could have fewer than 10 female representatives, a sharp drop from 18 women...

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$25
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