Learning Curve: 5 (Virtual) Events to Expand Your Horizons
From the voting booth to nature’s landscapes, from a poet’s verse to an artist’s canvas, here are five virtual events to add to your own learning curve.
BIODIVERSITY LECTURE WITH AUTHOR DOUG TALLAMY
Wednesday, October 14
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Doug Tallamy, author of The New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, will discuss simple steps that each of us can– and must–take to reverse declining biodiversity.
TALKING POINTS WITH ACTOR RICHARD SCHIFF AND PRESIDENT KRISLOV
Tuesday, October 20
3:25 pm-4:25 pm
Join Pace President Marvin Krislov for a conversation with Emmy Award-winning actor and political activist Richard Schiff, who starred as Toby Ziegler, White House Communications Director, in the political drama series The West Wing. Explore what inspired Richard’s interests in politics, his thoughts on the show’s still very tangible cultural currency, and examples of life imitating art. Hear about what Richard is doing to prepare for Election 2020 and why he’s so passionate about voter turnout.
PACE POETRY FESTIVAL
Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24
Join live public readings and talks, as well as private salons and workshops, featuring a diverse range of participants, including Associate Professor of English Jane Collins and Pace University student-run literary and arts magazine Chroma! This virtual event is sponsored by Dyson College, Pace’s Office of Research, and Dyson’s Creative Writing Program.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK AT PACE
Sunday, October 25 to Friday, October 30
Pace is furthering its commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion by hosting a week-long series of social justice-centered programs on both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses. Presented to honor the birthday of former Pace student Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., and coinciding with the 10-year memorial of his murder, Social Justice Week at Pace aims to raise awareness and foster the advocate within us all.
ARTIST TALK: SIMONETTE QUAMINA
Monday, October 26
Experience The Night Gardener, the first solo exhibition in New York by Brooklyn-based printmaker Simonette Quamina. You may find yourself wanting to construct richly layered, graphite-based art, inspired by memories of your own evolution and coming of age story!
You can also view the exhibit in person at the Pace Art Gallery by appointment: Monday, October 26 to Tuesday, November 24 (window viewing through January 17, 2021).