Thursday, June 3, 2010, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
HIA Offices, 144 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016
Timothy McCarthy, Harvard Kennedy School, Program Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, award-winning lecturer and author of the new book Protest Nation: Words That Inspired a Century of American Radicalism
Steve Lambert, internationally-recognized artist, Senior Fellow at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, and faculty member of both Parsons/The New School and Hunter College
Dissatisfaction with Washington politics has lead to a wave of highly-publicized protests and groups across America, but this is nothing new in the American tradition. Tim will speak first on the history and forms of American protest politics - and what history tells us about contemporary protesters - and Steve will follow with a discussion and demonstration of art, comedy and pranking as tools for political and social protest. There will be time for conversation with each speaker.
Re:Action events are free, but HIA requests a donation of $5.
The Re:Action Summer Conversation Series is open to all Humanity In Action Senior Fellows and their friends and guests. Each event is an opportunity to engage with innovative and inspirational thinkers in a casual setting. This is the 2nd event in the Re:Action series. For other Re:Action events, please click on the following links: The Unreturned, LGBT Rights: A Movement in the Right Direction?
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paull Randt at p.randt [at] humanityinaction.org or (212) 828-6874 ext 3.
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