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CONSTITUTION CAFE: CONSTITUTION & MASS INCARCERATION, JUNE 24

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ACLU CONNECTICUT
Join your neighbors and local experts in a series of community dialogues around daily issues that intersect with The Constitution.

This project creates...

CONSTITUTION CAFE: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CENSUS, JUNE 17

Join Gabriel "Jack" Chin, Edward L. Barrett Jr. Chair of Law, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law, and Director of Clinical Legal Education, your neighbors, and local experts in a community...

CONSTITUTION CAFE: THE CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITS OF THE POLICE USE OF FORCE, JUNE 10

Join Ekow Yankah, law professor at Cardozo School of Law; freedom fighter Kerry Ellington; facilitator Eric Rey, your neighbors, and local experts in a series of community dialogues the...

Constitution Cafe: The Role of Government During Pandemic, June 3

Mayor Justin Elicker, facilitator Eric Rey, your neighbors, and local experts engage in a community dialogue about the role of the government in a pandemic.

Personal answers to big questions create interactive public art

"I didn’t have to tell people I was the creator of the structures for them to turn to me and say something along the lines of, 'I’ve never really thought about this. This is a good question. It’s...

One Paper, Many Moments - Alex Ripp, Ideas Program Manager

Every time I look at the large sheet of paper still hanging on my office wall, different memories spill into my consciousness, but today, these are the ones that surface.

Festival 21 Video: Celebrate Your Summer

Festival 21 was the best Fest ever! Our artists, premieres, and panelists reached local, national, and global audiences, and you were here. We’re sharing the celebration with this video postcard from...

Finding Peace in Movement and Adventures in Stillness: An Interview with Pico Iyer

As previously mentioned on this blog, I am a podcast junkie. While scrolling through the past episodes of one of my favorite shows, Krista Tippett’s On Being, I came across an interview with Pico...

Workin’ It: A Crash Course Via Podcasts ahead of Festival 21

I’m embarrassingly late to the party, but I recently discovered that NPR’s Serial is in fact not the only great podcast out there. And now I’m obsessed with listening to podcasts whenever possible.

"Girls: Who Run the World" Not all women believe in the same path to gender equality.

Hillary Clinton seems poised to accept the nomination of the Democratic party, but it isn’t as clear as it may seem what this, and her potential presidency, means for feminism in the U.S.

While the...

The Story of John Henry - According to Artists, Historians, and Neuroscientists

Why do we feel for or identify with characters? How do our neurons fire when we see the stories of others embodied? How and why could that matter today?

Re-defining "Home Turf"

Given the heat of presidential primaries, the word “immigration” is in the air these days. It’s attached to candidates’ views on safety, jobs, education, and more. It brings voters together and just...

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