Events

  • 5/2
    Anna Kirkland, author of Vaccine Court

    Anna Kirkland will discuss her new book, Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury, at Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences.

    May 2nd, 2017

    The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, 6082 Rockefeller Hall, Hanover, NH 03755

    Vaccine Court
  • 5/3
    Britt Rusert, author of Fugitive Science

    Labyrinth Books presents Ruha Benjamin in conversation with Britt Rusert about her book Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture.

    May 3rd, 2017

    6 PM

    Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

    Fugitive Science
  • 5/8
    Linda Fentiman, author of Blaming Mothers

    We are quick to point the finger at mom whenever anything goes wrong with a child and being branded a “bad mother” is one of the harshest judgements a woman can face. What few know is how deeply mother blaming pervades our legal system and the dire consequences it has for many women and their children. In her new book, BLAMING MOTHERS: AMERICAN LAW AND THE RISKS TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH, Linda C. Fentiman, a noted legal scholar, reveals how guilt is disproportionately assigned to pregnant women and mothers and the devastating effect it has on children.

    May 8th, 2017

    7 PM

    Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

    Blaming Mothers
  • 5/10
    Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village?

    Two groundbreaking critics and historians of technological effects on culture discuss a re-envisioning of the electronic commons. As reactionary corporate elites reshape our geo-political landscape, possibilities emerge for a radical re-accessment of our relationship to information technology and its use. Finn Brunton and Ramesh Srinivasan rigorously explore the possibilities for grassroots resistance to misinformation campaigns, invasions of privacy, trolling, and offer creative approaches for the rebooting of progressive agendas and effective techniques of re-appropriating technology into the service of democratic principles.

    May 10th, 2017

    7 PM

    City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

  • 5/11
    Moustafa Bayoumi, author of This Muslim American Life

    Join Public Books at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho for an evening of rousing readings and political action. Moustafa Bayoumi, Alexandra Kleeman, Roy Scranton, Mychal Denzel Smith, Salamishah Tillet, Tony Tulathimutte, and Emily Witt will read passages by their favorite authors, past and present, that help us envision a better America. After the readings, stay for drinks and a postcard-writing session, where you can send quotes from the readings (or from your own favorite books) to your representatives.

    May 11th, 2017

    7 PM - 8:30 PM

    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012

    This Muslim American Life
  • 5/16
    Robert J. Norris, author of Exonerated

    Robert J. Norris will discuss Exonerated: A History of the Innocence Movement at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC.

    May 16th, 2017

    7 PM

    Scuppernong Books, 304 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

    Exonerated
  • 5/25
    Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village?

    Ramesh Srinivasan discusses Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago. He will be joined in conversation by Bill Ayers.

    May 25th, 2017

    6 PM - 7:30 PM

    Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

    Whose Global Village?
  • 6/2
    Maureen Meister, author of A Description of the New York Central Park

    Maureen Meister will discuss the new facsimile edition of the 1869 classic work on New York’s architectural masterpiece—Central Park—at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Meister is an art historian who has taught for many years at Boston area universities including Tufts, Lesley, and Northeastern.

    June 2nd, 2017

    Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

    A Description of the New York Central Park
  • 6/4
    Maureen Meister, author of A Description of the New York Central Park

    Author and art historian Maureen Meister will speak about A Description of The New York Central Park. The original volume has much to delight the reader, but the new edition shows the greater purpose of the book, championing the vision of the Park's designers, Calvert Vaux, and Frederick Law Olmstead, the designer of our own Emerald Necklace, and the importance of public open space in an urban environment.

    June 4th, 2017

    2 PM

    Book Ends Winchester, 559 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890

    A Description of the New York Central Park
  • 6/8
    John Cheney-Lippold, author of We Are Data

    Algorithms are everywhere, organizing the near limitless data that exists in our world. Derived from our every search, like, click, and purchase, algorithms determine the news we get, the ads we see, the information accessible to us and even who our friends are. These complex configurations not only form knowledge and social relationships in the digital and physical world, but also determine who we are and who we can be, both on and offline. Through a series of entertaining and engaging examples, John Cheney-Lippold will discuss the social constructions of identity to advance a new understanding of our algorithmic identities. We Are Data will educate and inspire readers who want to wrest back some freedom in our increasingly surveilled and algorithmically-constructed world.

    June 8th, 2017

    7 PM

    Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    We Are Data
  • 6/12
    Maureen Meister, author of A Description of the New York Central Park

    Author and art historian Maureen Meister will speak about A Description of The New York Central Park at the Gibson House Museum in Boston.

    June 12th, 2017

    6 PM

    Gibson House Museum, 137 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116

    A Description of the New York Central Park
  • 6/21
    Maureen Meister, author of A Description of the New York Central Park

    Maureen Meister will discuss the new edition of A Description of the New York Central Park at Book Culture.

    June 21st, 2017

    7 PM

    Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave. between 81st St. and 82nd St., New York, NY 10024

    A Description of the New York Central Park
  • 7/20
    Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village?

    Ramesh Srinivasan will discuss Whose Global Village?, a call to action to include marginalized, non-western communities in the continuously expanding digital revolution, at the NYU Bookstore.

    July 20th, 2017

    NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

    Whose Global Village?
  • 7/22
    Heath Fogg Davis, author of Beyond Trans

    Heath Fogg Davis will discuss going beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

    July 22nd, 2017

    6 PM

    Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

    Beyond Trans
  • 9/6
    Johanna Neuman, author of Gilded Suffragists

    Johanna Neuman will discuss Gilded Suffragists at The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island.

    September 6th, 2017

    6 PM

    The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

    Gilded Suffragists
  • 9/8
    Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village?

    Ramesh Srinivasan will discuss Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World at The Harvard Coop.

    September 8th, 2017

    7 PM

    The Harvard Coop Bookstore, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02238

    Whose Global Village?
  • 9/12
    Johanna Neuman, author of Gilded Suffragists

    Johanna Neuman will discuss Gilded Suffragists at Book Culture in New York.

    September 12th, 2017

    7 PM

    Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave. between 81st St. and 82nd St., New York, NY 10024

    Gilded Suffragists
  • 10/3
    Johanna Neuman, author of Gilded Suffragists

    Johanna Neuman will discuss Gilded Suffragists at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

    October 3rd, 2017

    12 PM

    92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

    Gilded Suffragists
  • 10/7
    Johanna Neuman, author of Gilded Suffragists

    Johanna Neuman will discuss Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote at Politics and Prose Bookstore.

    October 7th, 2017

    3:30 PM

    Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

    Gilded Suffragists