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Future of Food

at Be Social Change - Hell's Kitchen 424 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

Holidays can be hard for vegans, but no holiday is more difficult than celebrating what we are thankful for with a Turkey for dinner. The vegan movement is on the rise and more people are embracing a plant-based lifestyle for health, climate change, and animal welfare reasons. Join us to learn about the varied benefits of a plant-based diet and steps...

Wednesday Nov 20th, 6:45pm - 9pm

Anti-Education

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

What are the goals of a contemporary university education? In which ways are these goals being fulfilled or unfulfilled?  These questions form a guiding thread throughout the intellectual career of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.  From announcing the “death of God” to the “arrival of the most unwelcome guest, nihilism,” the...

Friday Nov 22nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

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The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

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

Full Course Name: "The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris: Changing Form and Changing Meanings Through Time" Recent media images of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in flames have spurred reactions of mourning and dismay throughout the world. It is a monument in which many people have a deep investment today, one that is in many ways different from its...

Thursday Nov 14th, 7pm - 8pm

Undoing Heterosexuality

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Heterosexuality is both pervasive and normative, yet, ironically quite elusive and under-researched in psychology. Historically, psychological research has assumed that heterosexuality was a ‘given’ and ‘normal’, and focused its work on sexualities that sit outside this supposed norm. In this Olio, we'll work to dislodge heterosexuality’s...

Thursday Nov 21st, 7:30pm - 9pm

Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism and Imperialism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

Reading Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism, Imperialism, and the Contemporary World Contemporary globalization marks an age where the “world is flat,” to quote an international best seller. A world of global competition and the ever-growing integration of economies through the free movement of goods, capital, technology, and labor. Yet nearly a century...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The PUN-ch Up

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

Just do wit! If there's a better way to say it, The PUNch-Up will find it. News headlines: improved! Movie titles: tightened! Portmanteaus: revamplified! Join five of New York City's most decorated wordsmiths and friends for a night of vocabaret exploring the past, present and future of language. We'll punch up your evening with word games,...

Thursday Nov 14th, 9pm - 11pm

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...

Friday Nov 15th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Science Exclamation Point

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

In this long-running monthly show, two short, entrancing science lectures inspire sets of hilarious, never-to-be-seen-again improv comedy. Featuring veteran improv team Thank You, Robot, whose members’ credits include Veep, This American Life, The Onion, SNL Weekend Update and more. Plus a different special guest team every month, and lectures curated...

Saturday Dec 7th, 9pm - 11pm

Political Circus: Why Democracy is F*cked

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

Political Circus: Why Democracy is F*cked (And What to Do About It) This is a series about the decades (sometimes centuries) of political research that can help us understand what our political structures are actually doing, why, and how (and whether) to change them.  We examine the research and discoveries behind questions like:  What...

Thursday Nov 14th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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The Lost Franklin Expedition

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

In 1845, Captain John Franklin left England with two ships on a mission to discover the fabled Northwest Passage that would allow Europe to trade directly with Asia. Because Franklin suspected that there might be a safe water route north of Canada, they sailed into the Arctic Circle. His ships were equipped with the latest technology – steam engines...

Thursday Nov 21st, 6:30pm - 8pm

Sales brunchwork

at brunchwork - Midtown 1411 Broadway Fl 16, New York, New York 10018

Sales is the lifeblood of business. We'll geek out on sales hacks with a global expert.  There will be plenty of time to strategize about your specific needs. And, there's brunch. Special Guest: Best-selling author, multiple award-winner and one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit, Phil M Jones is highly regarded as the world’s...

Saturday Nov 16th, 11:30am - 2pm

2020: The Year Ahead

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

One of the first things to know when looking at the world through an astrological lens is that timing is everything. By reviewing when the planets align and create specific cosmic patterns, we can see when certain events will transpire in our own lives. The most notable alignment in 2020, which will set the tone for the entire year, is the upcoming...

Thursday Dec 19th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

John Milton: Paradise Lost

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

What, if anything, should paradise mean to us right now? Paradise Lost, John Milton’s seventeenth-century epic of the Fall, which begins with “man’s first disobedience,” constitutes a heroic attempt to “justify the ways of God to men.”  A poem that shifts from rebel angels waging war in heaven to the pageantry of hell to Adam...

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Drug Test

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

Since the dawn of mankind, humans have tried to get high in one way or another. Why? Altered states of consciousness can be profoundly dangerous or dangerously profound. Knowledge makes the difference. We welcome a panel of experts and comedians to discuss how these drugs work! Trigger warning: this will be a frank discussion of drugs and drug use....

Wednesday Dec 11th, 7pm - 8:30pm

A Call to Action: Protecting Earth's Biodiversity

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

A recent UN report predicts that climate change, invasive species, pollution, and other anthropogenic disturbances will have a disastrous effect on biodiversity worldwide. Any careful observer of nature in our region has witnessed significant changes to our local flora over the past few decades. Beloved wildflowers are vanishing from our forests and...

Friday Nov 15th, 10am - 3:30pm

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