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The Minimum Wage, Worker Rights, & Household Well-being

at The New School - Manhattan

The past quarter century has seen a surge in scholarly interest in the impact of minimum wage legislation across countries. The minimum wage is primarily used as a vehicle for lifting the incomes of poor workers, but it can entail distortionary costs. Some studies have found large negative employment effects while others have found little to no effect. ...


4 sessions

Introduction to Transgender Studies

at The New School - Manhattan

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of transgender studies. Focusing mostly on the United States, we will explore the concept of trans as well as experiences of trans folks in historical, cultural, legal, social, political, psychological, and medical contexts. Throughout the course, we will explore the following questions:...


16 sessions

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3D Printing Glass

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This lecture will explore technical innovation in glass making, from early core-formed vessels through to fiber optic production, and finally the 3D printing of molten glass. The presentation will highlight the stages of the MIT 3D Glass Printer from initial concept to deployment of the second-generation printer. The printer has...


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Nonprofit Innovation Spotlight

at Be Social Change - Hell's Kitchen
424 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

The Be Social Change Nonprofit Innovation Spotlight brings together experts, practitioners and thought-leaders in the nonprofit community to share innovative models, challenges, and critical lessons learned while navigating the social innovation space in nonprofit organizations. Join us for networking and a panel discussion with our diverse set of...


Free Intro: Jin Shin Jyutsu® Self Care

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Jin Shin Jyutsu® Self Care is an easy to learn, energetic, mind-body-spirit practice that uses light touch on various locations on each side of the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu® Self Care exercises help to balance, harmonize, and keep the energetic pathways clear and flowing which helps alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and fatigue.


Brunchwork w/ Instagram

at brunchwork - SoHo
303 Spring St, New York, New York 10013

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Kay Hsu, Global Director of Instagram's Creative Shop.  Enjoy a fireside chat with Kay, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.  


Lived Experience: An Introduction to Phenomenology

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

What is phenomenology? Drawing on lived, first-person experience, phenomenology is the attempt to analyze and understand the very structures of human experience and consciousness. What are the elements of perception, and why do different people, different subjects, perceive things differently? What’s universal about consciousness? In what ways...


4 sessions

Philosophical Pessimism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Why should we be hopeful? “Above all, to be American is to be an optimist.” Or so proclaims the animatronic version of our country’s current Chief Executive at Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents. Indeed, it seems to be one of the few sentiments that is shared widely across mainstream politics, media, and popular culture. Where does this...


4 sessions

Hannah Arendt: Violence, Happiness, and Freedom

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Two fundamental undercurrents flow throughout Hannah Arendt’s writing: attention to the qualities and conditions of human freedom and caution about what she termed “tyrannical thinking.” Arendt worked through these foundational concepts in a series of essays from the 1950’s to her death in the mid-1970’s.  These essays—previously...


4 sessions


at Brooklyn Brainery

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir Join us for a light-hearted look at trees! We will seek to identify a few trees and search for the poems hidden in the furrows of bark and in the slenderest of branches.   This class leans heavily toward the whimsical and will certainly get those creative...


Under the Influence of the Maysles Brothers

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

It has become the stuff of retro consumerism but in the mid-'60s New York City was the cultural capital of the United States -- and David and Albert Maysles were among its chief chroniclers. Featuring shorts including a radical Yoko Ono performance at Carnegie Hall, a portrait of an ascendant IBM, a drop-in visit with Truman Capote at...


Writing the City

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

The literary city inspires ideas as different as New Yorkers themselves. Authors share how their work has been challenged and informed by the unique experience of writing in New York City. Speakers to be announced, check back for details and join our email list for updates. Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.


New York City in the Age of Hyper-Gentrification

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Searching for Soul: New York City in the Age of Hyper-Gentrification In an era of skyrocketing rents, super-tall buildings, closing independent shops, and chain stores, writers Jeremiah Moss and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and cartoonist Julia Wertz talk with New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham about what...


Behavioral Economics: a Critical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

What guides human decisions in a context of risk and uncertainty? Behavioral economics suggests that the human mind is subject (importantly, predictably so) to a number of biases and systematic errors which can be traced to simplifying shortcuts of intuitive thinking (heuristics) and the very machinery of cognition.  Though the field enjoys growing...


4 sessions

Femme Fatales of Film Noir

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Six of the most vivid “bad girl” portrayals in early crime dramas. View and discuss the characters, actresses, female perspectives and directors. Scarlet Street (1945) Joan Bennett and her ruthless boyfriend (Dan Duryea, oily as ever) plot to destroy innocent painter Edward G. Robinson in Fritz Lang’s love-and-death noir. Leave Her to Heaven...


6 sessions