Olio: noun \ˈō-lē-ˌō\  

A miscellaneous collection (esp. of art or literature)

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Sep 24

*Olio Seminar* Fighting the Loneliness: How and Why We Crave Alternate Ways of Being - **SOLD OUT**

In this series of guided conversations we will consider what the individualistic world-view brought to us by the Enlightenment is doing to us as human beings and how we can rethink it to help ourselves and each other.
Taught by Michael Haltenberger
Sun, Sep 24 // 3 p.m. at Nowhere Studios
**0 seats left

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Sep 29

Ban This Book (If You Can)

Charles Riley, who taught and wrote under extreme government censorship in China while helping dissidents, tracks the network of censorship that targeted Joyce's Ulysses and other "obscene" books.
Taught by Charles Riley
Fri, Sep 29 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Oct 13

Toward a Human Rights Culture (With a Little Help from Buddhism and Psychedelics)

In this Olio we explore how Buddhism can help us arrive at a more philosophically robust concept of human rights that entails more than just theory, but also a set of introspective tools for realizing a human rights culture
Taught by Christopher Kelley
Fri, Oct 13 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore
**Complimentary drinks provided by Sixpoint Brewing and Maison Cubi.

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Oct 15

Dementia Americana: The Persistence of Forgetting

While history cable series and infotainment documentaries make up a great deal of entertainment content, Americans don’t really have a good grasp of their own history.
Taught by Ward Regan
Sun, Oct 15 // 3 p.m. at Caveat

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Oct 16

Aestheticism, Pop Culture, Evil & Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde popularized the idea that Beauty, rather than Truth or Goodness, should be the aim of art
Taught by Geoff Klock
Mon, Oct 16 // 7:30 p.m. at The Old Stone House
**Drinks Included

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Oct 19

*OlioNote Fundraiser* The Urgent Need for Critical Thinking & Anecdotes are Better Than Evidence

Olios on learning and storytelling by two of our favorite professors to raise money for the next OlioNote!
Taught by Two Olio Professors
Thu, Oct 19 // 7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Art Library
**There will be multiple prizes raffled off from our friends and Nowadays, Penguin Press, and Obvious State.

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Oct 20

Classical Music to Free Jazz: Breaking Boundaries and Tradition Through Sound

Join us for a kaleidoscope of musical excerpts and conversation as we delve into music in the moment.
Taught by Whitney George
Fri, Oct 20 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore
**Complimentary drinks provided by Sixpoint Brewing and Maison Cubi.

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Oct 27

Turning the Soul: The Hero and Humanities

We'll take up the secret battle between instinct and knowledge and the role it plays in humanities today.
Taught by Vishwa Adluri
Fri, Oct 27 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore
**Complimentary beer and wine by our presenting sponsors, Sixpoint Brewery & Maison Cubi.

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Nov 7

*Olio Seminar* Know Your Rights? Know Your Rights!

This four part Olio Seminar offers a practical and accessible primer to the basics (and many contradictions) of US constitutional law. Topics will include free speech law, gun control, police powers, the rights of the accused, and the right to privacy.
Taught by Lawrence Cappello
Tue, Nov 7 // 7 p.m. at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

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