Silence Will Not Protect You!: An Audre Lorde Reading + Discussion Series

We are pleased to present Silence Will Not Protect You: An Audre Lorde Reading & Discussion Series, a 6 part-series focused on the work of Poet, Civil Rights Activist and Librarian Audre Lorde. The 6 sessions will be held on Mondays, March 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6-7:30pm.

This program will be facilitated by Donna Ford-Grover, who teaches in the Literature and American Studies department at Bard College.

This series is made possible in part with funds and support from Humanities New York and is part of their thematic Reading and Discussion series. Continue reading

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NEW Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series: Muslim Journeys

We are proud to announce our second year of hosting a Humanities NY Reading and Discussion series. Muslim Journeys will meet five Mondays from 6-8pm beginning September 18 (no meeting Columbus Day). The readings will focus on Muslims in America, native born Americans as well as immigrants making a new home in America. The program will be facilitated by Karuna Foudriat, a peace educator who has lectured on Islam including co-teaching a course on the Abrahamic religions with a rabbi and Anglican priest at Lev Shalem Institute of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation.

This series gives community members time to explore a single idea from a variety of perspectives, allowing texts to become catalysts for civic engagement, cultural understanding, and personal reflection. Participants will explore three main texts: Minaret by Leila Aboulela, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi, and Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel.

Registration is limited to 20 participants and is on a first come/first serve basis. Please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, or call 518.828.1792 x101 to sign up. Continue reading

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