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Cyber Age Politics: News Industry Reform

Tue, January 22, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

You are invited to explore, discover, discern, learn & appreciate this talk, as part of our 2019 Speaker Series. Political communication is theater and rhetoric through media.  In this entertaining slide show, local author Stan Cutler will explore our polarized condition, the…

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State of the Union Action Parties

Mon, January 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Teens in grades 7-12, are you passionate about politics and the future of our country? Looking forward to voting soon and/or frustrated that you can’t vote yet? Join us for two afternoons of civic engagement on Monday, January 28 from 4-5 pm and Monday, February 4 from 4-6 pm. On January…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Politics Teens

State of the Union Action Parties

Mon, February 4, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Teens in grades 7-12, are you passionate about politics and the future of our country? Looking forward to voting soon and/or frustrated that you can’t vote yet? Join us for two afternoons of civic engagement on Monday, January 28 from 4-5 pm and Monday, February 4 from 4-6 pm. On January…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Politics Teens

Feminista Jones | Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets with DaMaris B. Hill | A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing

Tue, February 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Social worker, public speaker, community activist, and blogger Feminista Jones is the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water . She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia ( Philadelphia Magazine )  and one of The Root…

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Bernard-Henri Lévy | The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World

Thu, February 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical . “Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” ( The Boston Globe ), Bernard-Henri…

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Pete Buttigieg | Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future

Tue, February 19, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Tamala Edwards , anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition The multifaceted, 36-year-old progressive mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg is a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard graduate. Nearly a decade ago he left a successful career in business to return to his…

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Deborah Lipstadt | Event Cancelled

Wed, February 20, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Irvine Auditorium | University of Pennsylvania | 3401 Spruce St. | Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: $40 Orchestra, $35 Mezzanine, $30 Balcony

This event has been cancelled. A refund will be issued for the ticket purchase and handling fees.

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Don Winslow | The Border

Thu, February 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The author of numerous international bestselling crime novels, Don Winslow is the recipient of dozens of awards and spots on myriad best-books-of-the-year lists. These books include The Winter of Frankie Machine , The Force , and Savages , for which he wrote the screenplay for the Oliver…

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Brittney Cooper | Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower with Rebecca Traister | Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Tue, March 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In converation with Rebecca Traister , author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Examining the intersections of race, gender, and politics in a popular monthly Cosmo column, Brittney Cooper is also a professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies…

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Cecile Richards | Make Trouble: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Find the Courage to Lead—My Life Story

Thu, March 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $41/$26 couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket In conversation with Tamala Edwards , anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A “heroine of the resistance” ( Vogue ), Cecile Richards was the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund from 2006 to 2018. The daughter…

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Valerie Jarrett | Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

Wed, April 3, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $50/$35 couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket “The ultimate Obama insider” ( New York Times ), Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving advisor in the 44th President’s administration. Born in Iran and raised in 1960s Chicago, Jarrett originally practiced corporate law and left to enter local politics, where…

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Richard Blanco | How to Love a Country: Poems

Tue, April 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Richard Blanco made history four times at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration: He was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the youngest person, and the first openly gay person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. Exploring heritage and identity, his poetry collections include City…

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Robert A. Caro | Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Wed, April 10, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, national political columnist at WHYY News and contributor to The Atlantic Standing at “the summit of American historical writing” ( Washington Post ), Robert Caro is the author of…

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Julia Alvarez | In the Time of the Butterflies: 25th Anniversary Edition

Tue, April 23, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Concepción de León , the digital staff writer for the Books desk at The New York Times . She also writes "El Espace," a news and culture column for Latinos . A “one-woman cultural collision” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), poet,…

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George Packer | Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

Tue, May 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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George Packer won the 2013 National Book Award for The Unwinding , a biographical examination of the seismic shifts in economics and politics over the past three decades that have brought the United States to the brink. A longtime New Yorker staff writer possessed of a “far more coherent…

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Adam Gopnik | A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Tue, May 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon , The Table Comes First , and At the Strangers’ Gate , an “elegant” memoir of his 1980s move to a peculiar New York that “effortlessly weaves in the city’s…

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