Events

October 2021

Thursday 21 Oct

Guest Speaker: Filmmaker Lynne Sachs

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 135 Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

4:00pm-5:30pm

The Writing Institute: October Community Reading

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-6:00pm

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to extend this invitation for you to join us on Thursday, October 21st, from 5:00 pm—6:00 pm EST, for our monthly community reading. Come join us VIRTUALLY as we celebrate our community!

Readers will be limited to 650 words, for approximately 3-5 minutes. We will randomly select students who sign up to read by end of business day on Thursday, October 14th. The chosen readers will be emailed directly to confirm participation.

Please RSVP here. Zoom details provided after registration.

Saturday 23 Oct

Women's Soccer: SLC @ Saint Joseph's LI

Athletic Away Saint Joseph's LI College

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Men's Soccer: Mount Saint Vincent vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 26 Oct

In Conversation: D. Nurkse and Quincy Scott Jones

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 202 Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

D. Nurkse: BA, Harvard. is the author of eleven collections of poetry, most recently Love in the Last Days, The Border Kingdom, Burnt Island, The Fall, The Rules of Paradise, Leaving Xaia, Voices over Water, and, most recently, A Night in Brooklyn; poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and six editions of the Best American Poetry anthology series. Recipient of a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, and two awards from The Poetry Foundation; a finalist for the Forward Prize for best poetry book published in the United Kingdom. SLC, 2004–. Purchase D. Nurkse’s work here.

Quincy Scott Jones MFA ’15 is the author of the The T-Bone Series (Whirlwind Press, 2009) and the forthcoming How to Kill Yourself Instead of Your Children (C&R Press, 2021). His work has appeared in the African American Review, The North American Review, Love Jawns: A Mixtape, and The Feminist Wire as well as anthologies Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology, and Black Lives Have Always Mattered: A Collection of Essays, Poems, and Personal Narratives. His graphic narrative, “>Black Nerd<,” is in the works. With Nina Sharma he co-created Blackshop, a column that thinks about allyship between BIPOC people, featured on Anomaly.

Women's Volleyball: SLC @ Manhattanville

Athletic Away Manhattanville College

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Men's Soccer: Yeshiva vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Today: Wednesday 27 Oct

Monica Youn on the Craft of Poetry

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here

Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America. It was also shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award, longlisted for the National Book Award, and named one of the best poetry books of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and BuzzFeed. Her previous book Ignatz (Four Way Books 2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has been awarded the John Solomon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship at the Library of Congress, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and residencies at Villa Serbelloni / Rockefeller Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.

Women's Soccer: SLC @ Saint Joseph's BK

Athletic Away Brooklyn, NY

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Tyler Mitchell

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday 28 Oct

In Conversation: Lisa Coleman and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo

Virtual Virtual

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to welcome thought leader and New York University's Chief Diversity Officer Lisa Coleman for an evening of conversation with Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Sarah Lawrence's Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This virtual event will explore the meanings, challenges, and possibilities of Belonging-past, present, and future.

In Conversation: Lisa Coleman and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo
Thursday, October 28, 2021
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time
Online

REGISTER HERE

This event is part of the 2021-2022 academic event series around the topic Belonging. The Belonging series will facilitate collaborative contemplation of diverse marginalized communities’ battles over and for belonging throughout the United States’ national journey toward being a place where, as Langston Hughes put it, “opportunity is real, and life is free” and “equality is in the air we breathe.” Beyond the borders of the US, our discussions will also explore historical belonging and its antonym, exclusion-slavery and antisemitism; forced diasporas and migrations; colonialism and its children. This focus seeks to advance the understanding of the term “belonging” as a call to action, as one side of a dynamic that is not an automatically enduring, always already reality; as something that, in order to be sustainable across time and space, requires sustained ethical action. In order for all members of our communities to experience belonging, we must all commit to empathy-driven engagement: departing from, rather than perpetuating, the status quo. It is our hope that the conversations we will engage in together throughout this year will be a positive step in this direction. The College welcomes ideas and suggestions for speakers or topics of interest for the remainder of the Belonging series. Share an idea.

This event is open to the entire Sarah Lawrence community. A zoom link will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of the event or email virtualevents@sarahlawrence.edu.

Bull in a China Shop Performance

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Women's Volleyball: Saint Joseph's LI vs. SLC

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

MS Human Genetics Virtual Information Session

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Learn more about the Genetic Counseling Master's degree program at Sarah Lawrence College. Established in 1969, the program was the first of its kind in the United States. It remains the largest graduate program in genetic counseling in the world. Register Here

Friday 29 Oct

Men's Basketball Scrimmage: SLC vs Stevens

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Bull in a China Shop Performance

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday 30 Oct

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match: SLC @ Lehman 11am; SLC @ King's (PA) 1pm

Athletic Away Lehman

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:00pm

Bull in a China Shop Performance

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-4:30pm

November 2021

Tuesday 2 Nov

Music Tuesday: It Takes One to Tango

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Jeanne Golan, pianist, will perform on Music Tuesday, November 2nd, 1:30 pm, Reisinger Concert Hall.

IT TAKES ONE TO TANGO - tango-inspired music by contemporary and ‘recovered voices’ composers, including Chester Biscardi’s Incitation to Desire.

Meredith Talusan on the Craft of Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 202 Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom.

Meredith Talusan (she/they) is an artist who works at the intersection of writing, visual art, and performance. Her work has spanned multiple mediums and genres, including digital art, dance, photography, and installation, though they are best-known to the public as a book author and journalist.

Meredith is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Fairest from Viking/Penguin Random House, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and best book of 2020 by multiple venues, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Marie-Claire, Electric Literature, and Library Journal, and was chosen for both the Teen Vogue and LitHub Book Clubs. She has also contributed to several essay collections, including the New York Times Bestselling Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture.

Zoom registration click here

Wednesday 3 Nov

Karen Russell Fiction on the Craft of Fiction

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

Karen Russell won the 2012 and the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and one of The New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2011. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim award and is a former fellow of the NYPL Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, son, and daughter.

Rooted: A Community Archive Project Opening Reception

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Rooted: A Community Archive Project
October 26 - December 17, 2021

Opening Reception: November 3, 2021 5 pm - 7 pm

Featuring:
Evan Bishop
Katori Walker
Haifa Bint-Kadi
Sola Olosunde

Rooted: A Community Archive Project features the work of four artists. The exhibit consists of multiple works in a range of media organized around themes of collaboration and storytelling. It includes quilts, sculpture, photography and paintings. There are couches for comfortable seating, books related to art and a sound track with multiple interviews, music and sound. We present a multi-layered story about identity, community and history within Yonkers and the greater New York State.

Please register here.

*Per Sarah Lawrence College policy: All guests must wear a mask and show proof of COVID vaccination.*

This project is made possible in part by Sarah Lawrence College, funding from Yonkers Public Library with support from the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Saturday 6 Nov

Actress and Activist: A Conversation between Jane Alexander ‘61 and Michelle Hersh, Biology Faculty

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Join us for an in-depth virtual conversation between Jane Alexander, actor, author, and conservationist and Michelle Hersh, Biology Faculty on Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Jane Alexander is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning and four-time Academy Award-nominated actress. She is acclaimed for the films "The Great White Hope," "All the President’s Men," "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Testament," and many more films, television productions, and plays, most recently "Grand Horizons" on Broadway. She is a celebrated champion for the arts, chairing the National Endowment for the Arts from 1993 to 1997, and for wildlife conservation. Jane has served on the boards of Audubon, Wildlife Conservation Society, American Bird Conservancy, and American Birding Association, among others. She also served as a New York State Parks commissioner. She is the author of "Wild Things, Wild Places," "Command Performance," and "The Bluefish Cookbook." Michelle Hersh has been a member of the Biology faculty since 2013. Her special interests are in the connections between biodiversity and disease. Michelle is also a member of the Sarah Lawrence Interdisciplinary Collaborative on the Environment (SLICE), comprised of faculty and staff, from different areas of study, who are doing environment-related work, with the goal of sharing information, building collaboration, and forming climate actions. A zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Register here.

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Westfield State University

Athletic Away Western Connecticut

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday 7 Nov

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Plattsburgh State or Western Connecticut

Athletic Away Western Connecticut

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-4:00pm

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