Events & Lectures

Friday, February 22, 2019

Sarah Schulman, Roe v. Wade

The surprising, untold story of the case that made abortion legal in America and the two young women who brought the case to the Supreme Court.
Resnick Studio  4:30 pm
Two women, the lawyer and the plaintiff, argued the case for abortion rights before the US Supreme Court when they were both only 27 years old. Both women were from Texas: The lawyer was a good Methodist girl who married the only man she'd had sex with. The plaintiff was a bad girl who was a lesbian and a prostitute and a drug addict. The play engages the actual condition of women's lives in 1967 when the case began, shows the supreme courage and ingenuity of women who stood up to fight for abortion rights, and also illuminates the prejudices and errors of a middle-class heterosexual movement for women's reproductive rights. These two women became emblematic Americans: one dedicated her life to fight against restrictions on abortion, the other recanted her ways and became a leader in the religious movement against abortion. To this day they represent a gulf in American life that cannot be healed.

Upcoming Events

Rana Abdelhamid: Courage to Be College Seminar Dinner and Lecture Series
Lecture: “Building a Grassroots Movement”
Monday, February 25, 2019
Blithewood, Levy Institute6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Conversation on Courage Dinner Series, with Claudette Aldebot
Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Arendt Center6:00 pm
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Deo Niyizonkiza: Courage to Be College Seminar Dinner and Lecture Series
Coming to Courage
Monday, March 4, 2019
Blithewood, Levy Institute6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Tough Talk: Nadine Strossen
Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship
Monday, March 11, 2019
Reem-Kayden Center6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship

The Words We Live By: Poetry and Philosophy in Conversation Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Sanctuary at Murray's, Tivoli6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Conversation on Courage Dinner Series, with Sanjib Baruah
 

Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Arendt Center6:00 pm
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Karen Scharff: Courage to Be College Seminar Dinner and Lecture Series Monday, April 15, 2019
Blithewood, Levy Institute6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Conversation on Courage Dinner Series, with Daniel Karpowitz
Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Monday, April 22, 2019
Arendt Center6:00 pm
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Racism and Antisemitism: Hannah Arendt Center Annual Fall Conference 2019 Thursday, October 10, 2019 – Friday, October 11, 2019
Olin Humanities Building10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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