Events

October 2021

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

PAC SWW

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

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

CSC Gym A/B

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

Lehman

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:00pm

Bull in a China Shop Performance

PAC SWW

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-4:30pm

November 2021

Tuesday 2 Nov

Music Tuesday: It Takes One to Tango

PAC REI

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

HEIM 202

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

SLON Combo

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

BWCC MULTI C

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 (Reception location: Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C / exhibit located in the Library) 

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.

MFA Theatre Virtual Open House

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Experience the Sarah Lawrence Theatre program virtually! Join MFA Theatre program director, Caden Manson, for a virtual information session where you will have the opportunity to hear from him, theatre staff and current students about our expansive MFA program. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the director and students. RSVP Here.

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

Tuesday 9 Nov

Writing Fiction from Historical Fact: A Conversation with novelists Jonathan Lee and EJ Levy

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.

Critic Megan O’Grady says that "Historical fiction arises out of...the belief that it is possible to tell stories about a vanishing past that bear on the immediate present, forged at the place [where] the archives end and the author’s imagination begins. The desire to hit the pause button — to 'awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed,' as Walter Benjamin put it..." What's the appeal for writers of writing from history? What are its challenges? How does one conduct and translate research? How does one negotiate the weight of recorded fact and invention? Who has the right to tell a story? What, if any, is one's obligation to history when writing such fiction?

EJ Levy’s debut novel, The Cape Doctor (Little Brown, 2021), was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and one of Barnes & Noble “100 Best Books of Summer.” It is based on the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry (born Margaret Bulkley in Cork, Ireland, circa 1790) who revolutionized medicine in the English colonies. Editions are forthcoming in France, Spain, and Italy.

Jonathan Lee is an award-winning, internationally bestselling novelist, editor, and screenwriter living in New York. His new novel, The Great Mistake (June 2021), is available for preorder now. Jonathan’s last novel,High Dive, was chosen as a book of the year by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, and many other publications.

Women's Basketball: SLC @ Bard

Athletic Away Bard College

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 10 Nov

Tracy O’Neill on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

SLON Combo

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.

Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients, a New York Times New & Noteworthy Book, TOR Editor's Choice, & Literary Hub Favorite Book of 2020. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. In 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship. Her short fiction was distinguished in the Best American Short Stories 2016 and earned a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2017. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, the New Yorker, LitHub, BOMB, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Believer, The Literarian, the Austin Chronicle, New World Writing, Narrative, Scoundrel Time, Guernica, Bookforum, Electric Literature, Grantland, Vice, The Guardian, VQR, the San Francisco Chronicle,and Catapult. She holds an MFA from the City College of New York; and an MA, an MPhil, and a PhD from Columbia University. While editor-in-chief of the literary journal Epiphany, she established the Breakout 8 Writers Prize with the Authors Guild. She teaches at Vassar College.

Dance/Movement Therapy Program Virtual Information Session

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

This virtual information session will give you more information on the Dance/Movement Therapy program at Sarah Lawrence. You will have an opportunity to hear directly from the Program Director, Elise Risher, and there will be time for Q&A at the end. Register here. 

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Ramapo

Ramapo College

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Thursday 11 Nov

Women's Basketball: SLC vs Ramapo

CSC Gym A/B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday 13 Nov

Young Children & Teachers' Experiences During COVID: Perspectives from the US and Scandinavia

Virtual Web

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-12:00pm

A panel of teachers from Scandinavia and the United States will discuss their experiences teaching in very different contexts during the pandemic, ranging from a forest school to a NYC public school to a small private school. What were the challenges? What have we learned from all of this? What do we want to hold onto from this period?

REGISTER HERE

MFA Writing Virtual Open House

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:00pm

Join our virtual open house to learn more about the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College. The virtual session will include sample classes, a Q&A with current students, a virtual campus tour and a chance to meet the Program Director, Paige Ackerson-Kiely. Register here. 

Men's Basketball: SLC vs Haverford

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

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