Events

January 2022

Saturday 29 Jan

Men's Basketball: SLC vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Women's Basketball: SLC @ Saint Joseph's Brooklyn

Athletic Away Saint Joseph's Brooklyn

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

February 2022

Tuesday 1 Feb

Women's Basketball: SLC @ Mount Saint Vincent

Athletic Away Mount Saint Vincent

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Farmingdale

Athletic Away Farmingdale State College

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 3 Feb

Men's Basketball: Homecoming SLC vs Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Monday 7 Feb

Women's Basketball: SLC @ Manhattanville

Athletic Away Manhattanville College

Open to the public

/ Monday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Men's Basketball: SLC vs Maritime (NY)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 9 Feb

Patricia Lockwood Nonfiction Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

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.


Patricia Lockwood is the author of four books, including the 2021 novel "No One Is Talking About This," an international bestseller, finalist for the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and translated into 20 languages. Her 2017 memoir "Priestdaddy" won the Thurber Prize for American Humor and was named one of the Guardian's 100 best books of the 21st century. She also has two poetry collections, "Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals" (2014) and "Balloon Pop Outlaw Black" (2012). Lockwood's work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Mount Saint Mary

Athletic Away Mount Saint Mary College

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 10 Feb

Nicole Sealey on the Craft of Poetry – What is a Perfect Poem and Why is it Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s “Song”?

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

There are so many good poems. There are, however, very few perfect poems. While we understand perfection is subjective and unachievable, why is Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s “Song” a favorite, a perfect poem among poets? This craft talk examines “Song,” its leaps, sounds, images, digressions, syntax and embellishments, eight years in the making. Understanding the forces behind this beloved poem can give us strategies for writing our very own perfect poem.

Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Apopka, Florida, Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, finalist for the PEN Open Book and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, the 2021 Granum Foundation Prize, a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial and Poetry International Prizes, as well as fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, Cave Canem, The Hermitage Artist Retreat, MacDowell, the National Endowment and New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Poetry Project. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2018 and 2021. She is a visiting professor at Boston University and teaches in the MFA Writers Workshop in Paris program at New York University.

Women's Basketball: SLC @ Yeshiva

Athletic Away College of Mount Saint Vincent

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:30pm-10:30pm

Saturday 12 Feb

Men's Basketball: SLC vs Manhattanville

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Women's Basketball: SLC @ Mount Saint Mary

Athletic Away Mount Saint Mary College

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday 15 Feb

Men's Basketball: SLC vs United States Merchant Marine Academy

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Social Science Colloquium Series: The Covid Pandemic - A Perfect Storm of Capitalist Irrationality and Injustice by Professor Nancy Fraser

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

We often hear that Covid-19 has served as a perverse diagnostic, lighting up all the fault-lines in our society-especially fault-lines of gender and color, nation and class. We don’t hear enough, however, about the social system that generates those fault lines, even though it’s the same system that brought us the virus in the first place and is blocking our efforts to deal with it. In this lecture, Professor Nancy Fraser shifts the focus to that systemic level. What the pandemic actually diagnoses, Professor Fraser claims, is the deep-seated dysfunctionality of capitalism. Professor Fraser explains this thesis first, by proposing a new account of what capitalism is, and second, by applying that account to the present crisis. The result is to portray the Covid pandemic as a perfect storm that discloses all our system’s multiple, intertwined contradictions--ecological, political, social, and economic. 

This talk is sponsored by The Donald C. Samuel Fund for Economics and Politics. 

REGISTER HERE

Women's Basketball: SLC vs United States Merchant Marine Academy

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Wednesday 16 Feb

Encounter, Consent and Narrative: Twelve Animals and a Hybrid Beast: Bhanu Kapil In Conversation with Una Chung (SLC Literature Faculty) and Kate Zambreno (SLC Writing Faculty)

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

11:05am-1:00pm

This talk recalls the animals who appeared in my books, or nearby, as I was writing them. An index of these animals, encountered or tracked in jungles, oceans, on streets and hillsides, or at home, might include: Lion, wolf, bear, chimp, shark, monkey, panther, eagle, dog, badger, cobra and owl. At the limit of this index is an humanimal presence, an entity that might be described as monstrous in the context of this curation. Can I tell you thirteen tiny stories in the time that it takes to give this talk? Some of the stories are ancestral. Some of the stories are horror stories. Some of the stories helped me to think about the politics of sanctuary. Some of the stories can't be shared with others. Some of the stories spiked my blood with so much adrenalin, I did not need to write my books in a café at midnight.

Bhanu Kapil is a poet and Fellow of Churchill College. She is the author of six books, most recently How To Wash A Heart (Pavilion Poetry), which won the TS Eliot Prize.  Bhanu is also the recipient of a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors, and a Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University. Forthcoming work includes a revised edition of Incubation: a space for monsters (Kelsey Street Press).

This event is sponsored by The Laura Kirchman Manuelidis '63 Science and Literary Arts Endowment Fund.

Click here to register for this event.

Thursday 17 Feb

Men's Basketball: SLC vs Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 19 Feb

Men's Basketball: SLC vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Women's Basketball: SLC vs Farmingdale

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday 24 Feb

Alex Dimitrov on the Craft of Poetry

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

Alex Dimitrov MFA '19 is the author of three books of poetry including, Love and Other Poems, Together and by Ourselves, Begging for It, and the chapbook American Boys. His poems have been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Paris Review, and Poetry. He has taught writing at Princeton University, Columbia University, and New York University, among other institutions. Previously, he was the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets, where he edited the popular series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. Dimitrov also founded the queer poetry salon Wilde Boys (2009-13), which brought together emerging and established writers in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review. On Twitter he writes an endless poem called “Love” in real time, one tweet a day. With Dorothea Lasky he co-founded Astro Poets and is the co-author of Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac. He was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and lives in New York, where he’s working on a novel.

The Writing Institute's February 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, February 24th, from 5 pm—6 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, February 17th. The chosen readers will be emailed directly to confirm participation.

Zoom details provided after registration. Please click here to register.

Monday 28 Feb

Public Sociology in Theory and Practice

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-7:30pm

This talk will address Public Sociology as both theory and practice. Michael Burawoy will present the idea of public sociology - its different forms and its relationship to policy, critical and professional sociology. He will speak to the legacy and work of W. E. B. Du Bois as an early exemplar and contributor to this field. Laleh Behbehanian will carry this conversation into the present and discuss her research on state repression of Occupy Oakland as an example of public sociology undertaken with and for activist communities in the Bay Area. Emphasizing the possibilities for connecting sociology, activism and teaching, she will discuss her research in relation to working with the Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee and teaching classes on social movements at UC Berkeley. Together the panelists address Sociology's engagements with Public Sociology that are of historical and contemporary significance, including within an academic setting.

Michael Burawoy is one of the leading contemporary scholars in Sociology. In addition to his distinguished teaching and scholarly career, he has also served as President of the American Sociological Association where he advocated for adopting some of the insights of Public Sociology into academic institutional practices. His current research project is a study of Du Bois's many contributions as a Sociologist, an organic intellectual, and a public sociologist.

Laleh Behbehanian is a Teaching Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley since she received her Ph.D. in Sociology, from the university in the same year. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Behbenanian has an ongoing engagement with research and work related to security studies, the law and police repression of communities of color, and larger questions of social justice in the bay area. She is the recipient of several awards for Excellence in Teaching. ​

The talk is sponsored by The Donald C. Samuel Fund for Economics and Politics. Please click here to register for this event.

March 2022

Friday 4 Mar

SLC Dance Program Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Saturday 5 Mar

SLC Dance Program Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

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