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25 de Mayo – Presentación de libro: *Y soñábamos con pájaros volantes*

Presentación de la antología de poesía Y soñábamos con pájaros volando por la poeta, novelista, traductora, y Associate Professor de Montclair State University Marta López Luaces, con Nuria Morgado, Associate Professor del College of Staten Island. El libro estará disponible a la venta.

Presentación de libro: Y soñábamos con pájaros volantes                                                                                                                                   Viernes, 25 de Mayo 2018                                                                                                                 6:30 –8:30pm                                                                                                                                                 Word Up Bookshop
2113 Avenida Amsterdam (con calle 165)
New York NY 10032 

 

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May 24 – Reading: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor in conversation with Chris Hedges

The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervor, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution.

Fifty years later, MAY MADE ME offers eye-opening oral testimonies of the mass protests that shook France in May 1968, and have influenced European politics to this day.

 MITCHELL ABIDOR has translated texts from French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Esperanto for the Marxists Internet Archive and published many books, including Voices of the Paris Commune, Death to Bourgeois Society: The Propagandists of the Deed, and A Socialist History of the French Revolution by Jean Jaurès.
CHRIS HEDGES is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books, including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003) and Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015). He writes a weekly column for the website Truthdig in Los Angeles, run by Robert Scheer, and hosts a show, On Contact, on RT America. Books will be available for sale.

 

Reading: MAY MADE ME by Mitch Abirdor in conversation with Chris Hedges                                                                                                            Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York, NY

May 10- Book talk: HAIFA: CITY OF STEPS Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan

Word Up and the Fort Tryon Jewish Center present: Haifa: City of Steps Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan

Haifa: City of Steps is an intimate and revelatory journey through the author’s native city. With an expert hand, Gold leads her readers through Haifa during its heyday in the 1920s and ‘30s as an international port and cultural center all the way through the subsequent war and decline. She weaves together urban, architectural landmarks and Haifa’s mountainous topography with literary masterpieces to elucidate how a childhood landscape is imprinted in memory. Gold’s archival research left no stone unturned, and she has recovered amazing stories and connections long forgotten. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro lauded this work as “beautifully written and impeccably researched . . . a true contribution to the literature of cities.”

Nili Gold is Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a native of Haifa, Israel, a graduate of Hebrew University. She got her M.A and PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and taught at Columbia University before settling at Penn. She authored two scholarly books on the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, one of which was a poetic biography of him entitled Yehuda Amichai: The Making of Israel’s National Poet (UPNE, 2008). This book as well as her recently published Haifa: City of Steps are soon to appear in Israel in Hebrew.

Pianist-composer Noam Sivan has performed in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. Live improvisation features prominently in his solo piano recitals and his recorded albums Ambiro’s Journey and Chopin & Improvisations. Born and raised in Haifa, Israel, he is currently a faculty member at the Juilliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. NoamSivanMusic.com

Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale.

Book talk: HAIFA: CITY OF STEPS Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan                                                                                                  Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York,

 

 

 

April 21- Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Community Stories, Local Voices

Community Stories, Local Voices                                                                     The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is kicking off an exciting new project to gather oral histories of the community of Inwood. In this program, you are invited to hear stories of the neighborhood and to share your own ideas and recollections with the museum. In partnership with the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta), the Dyckman Farmhouse will collect and archive oral histories for use in future programs and exhibitions at the museum. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of listening and reflecting on the past and present of Inwood.

Cuentos de la Comunidad, Voces Locales                                                       El Dyckman Farmhouse Museum está comenzando un nuevo proyecto para grabar las historias orales de la comunidad de Inwood. Los invitamos a escuchar y compartir los cuentos del barrio, memorias e ideas con nosotros. El Museo en colaboración con Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta), han iniciado una colección de historias orales para usar en los próximos programas y exposiciones de la institución. Esperamos que se una a nosotros para una tarde de escuchar y reflexionar sobre el pasado y el presente de Inwood.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Community Stories, Local Voices       Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York, NY

March 29: Conoce a Padre Solalinde, gran mexicano defensorde los migrantes

El padre Alejandro Solalinde (candidato al Nobel de la paz en 2017) es uno de los principales activistas defensores de los derechos migrantes en América Latina. Viene ahora a Nueva York a explicar la importancia del voto en nuestros países de origen (un nuevo derecho para muchos migrantes), la necesidad de unir a nuestra comunidad y de actuar por el cambio. Se dirigirá a un público latinoamericano (mexicano en particular) y a todos aquellos que se interesan por la situación de los migrantes. Su mensaje será de unidad, justicia y cambio social.

Father Alejandro Solalinde (2017 Nobel Prize nominee) is one of the most important activists defending the migrant population crossing Mexico. During his visit to NY he will explain the importance of voting (now that migrant in some countries have that right), of strengthening our sense of community and of acting for change. He will address the Latin American public (Mexicans in particular) and those interested in migration. His message is one of unity, justice and social change. www.migrantevota.org

Conoce Padre Solalinde
Jueves, 29 de marzo, 2018
4–5pm                                                                                                                            Word Up Bookshop
2113 Avenida Amsterdam (con calle 165)
New York NY 10032