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Lectures

2020 – 2021 Season

Puzzles & Ping-Pong with Will Shortz

Thu, Jan 28 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

New York Times crossword editor and avid table tennis player Will Shortz answers your puzzle-related puzzlements from his famed Westchester Table Tennis Center.
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Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Return to Little Rock: A Seminal Moment in American Civil Rights and Education

Fri, Feb 5 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

A living witness to history – and an active participant who has helped shape it – Minnijean Brown-Trickey delivers a fascinating exploration of the battle against racism throughout the decades.
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Yvon Chouinard

Protecting Public Land

Tue, Feb 9 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

This conversation with Yvon Chouinard will explore the future of America's public lands and feature clips from Patagonia's recent film, Public Trust.
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W. Kamau Bell

Ending Racism in About an Hour

Thu, Feb 11 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

A conversation with W. Kamau Bell, comedian, host of CNN's United Shades of America and ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice.
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Dr. Mae Jemison

Overcoming Obstacles, Breaking Barriers and Reaching for the Stars

Tue, Feb 23 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

Dedicated to building a world of opportunity and equality, physician and engineer Dr. Mae Jemison is a National Women's Hall of Fame inductee and the first woman of color to have traveled into space.
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LaToya Ruby Frazier

Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change

Thu, Feb 25 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

MacArthur Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses the transformative power of images and how she uses photography to fight injustice and create a more representative self-portrait.
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Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi

Sun, Feb 28 / 11:00 AM / VIRTUAL

Chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi will share their passion for everything food, inviting the audience along for a mouthwatering evening as they dish secrets from the kitchen.
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Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Thu, Mar 4 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

A legal scholar, social justice advocate and author of The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander explores the modern legal system, revealing how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation.
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Ann Patchett

Sun, Mar 7 / 11:00 AM / VIRTUAL

A celebrated author, devoted reader and a champion of literary culture, Ann Patchett has written 13 books, is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, and owns Parnassus Books in Nashville.
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José Andrés

Changing the World Through the Power of Food

Sun, Mar 14 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL

A two-star Michelin chef and restaurateur, José Andrés is founder of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, which uses the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies.
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