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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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