Lectures

At our lecture-style events, speakers give engaging talks, with opportunities for Q&A and discussion. We can't wait to learn with you!

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Eric Tagliacozzo
September 26, 2020
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12pm PT / 3pm ET
Pepper, Salt, Empire: How the Spice Trade Made the World Modern
Speaker: 
Eric Tagliacozzo
Saturday, September 26th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET

What we view as commonplace seasonings like pepper and cinnamon were once the most luxurious items known to humans. Join award-winning Cornell University Professor Eric Tagliacozzo for this talk about humanity's millennials-long yearning for the spices of Asia.

35.00
Teresa Fry Brown
October 3, 2020
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12pm PT / 3pm ET
Womanist Activism and the Fight for Equality
Speaker: 
Teresa Fry Brown
Saturday, October 3rd, 10-11:30am PT / 1-2:30pm ET

Over the past 40 years, Black women activists have built the womanist movement to advocate for the rights of all people. The inspirational Reverend Dr. Fry Brown will highlight the work of several womanist activists, from public figures to ordinary people committed to making change, and demonstrate how their actions illustrate the ideals of womanism.

40.00
B√°rbara Mujica
October 22, 2020
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5pm PT / 8pm ET
Frida Kahlo: Artist and Rebel
Speaker: 
B√°rbara Mujica
Thursdays, October 22nd and 29th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

Today, images of Frida Kahlo are ubiquitous in mainstream culture. But in her time, Kahlo was a rebel who challenged the status quo with her paintings and her life. Join renowned literature professor and novelist Dr. Barbara Mujica for a two-part talk on the captivating life and art of Frida Kahlo.