New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “Race: Construct or Reality? Conversations about Race in America”-a series of Black History Month events, Feb. 7-21, at various venues on the NYU campus. The events are free and open to the public (ID required for entry). Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998-7380. Subway lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
A film screening
Thurs., Feb. 7, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Bronfman Center
7 East 10th Street (5th Avenue and University Place)
Strange Fruit is the anti-lynching poem that was written and set to music by Abel Meeropol, a schoolteacher from the Bronx. The haunting ballad, made famous by jazz icon Billie Holiday, remains one of the most influential protest songs ever written. Strange Fruit brings viewers face to face with the terror of lynching as it spotlights the courage and heroism of those who fought for racial and social justice. Gallatin Professor Michael Dinwiddie will introduce the film.
Courageous Conversations: The Politics of Race
Tues., Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The Gallatin School
715 Broadway, Room 501
This conversation with Gallatin Professor George Shulman will explore three basic questions: How are we to understand the idea of race? What explains the persistence but also the reworking of racial categories? What should
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