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Fri, Jun 22 at 7 p.m.

Unburdening the Earth: Hinduism and Ecology

Vishwa Adluri at Strand Bookstore
Are we, humans, responsible stewards of our home, the Earth? Or are we a burden upon it?

Tue, Jun 26 at 7:30 p.m.

There's No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

Lauren Hudson at Nowadays
Using examples from Hurricanes Katrina and Maria, this Olio will unpack several antagonistic social relationships that not only create the conditions for ‘natural’ disasters, but extend far beyond the single event.

Wed, Jun 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Gods That Fail

Lev Moscow at Tompkins Ave Apartment
We will read and debate some of Postman's most provocative work, and try to understand his central argument about why the school system fails. It is in short: that we need new gods.

Sat, Jul 7 at 6 p.m.

Think Olio x Brooklyn Museum | America Was Never White

Jamie Warren at The Brooklyn Museum
In this Olio we will join together in this political action of reading and remembering, fittingly, on Independence Day weekend.

Sun, Jul 8 at 2 p.m.

Members Only | Jazz Age Field Trip to Long Island

Charles Riley at Nassau County Museum of Art
Riley generously offered to give our members a private tour on the last day of his Jazz Age exhibition and so we've decided to go all out and charter a yellow school bus for our first ever Think Olio Field Trip.

Fri, Jul 13 at 7 p.m.

What Does it Mean to Be an American: Conformity, Silence, and Lies

Olio Happy Hour at Strand Bookstore
A central feature of gaining “whiteness” is silence and erasure. This Olio will examine how these themes are reproduced in dominant narratives within institutions.

Mon, Jul 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Olio Seminar | Sex, Power, and Self: A Feminist Exploration of Sexual Pleasure and Pain

Jamie Warren at Nowadays
In the midst of the profound cultural shift of #Metoo, feminists have found themselves, once again, debating which sexualities and pleasures are acceptable and which must be denounced. Can a woman claim to be liberated and simultaneously take delight in her own sexual submission?

Sat, Jul 28 at 1 p.m.

Think Olio x The NYC Poetry Festival | Revolutionary Letters

Jessica Rogers at Governors Island
di-Prima's letters are part chant, part warrior cry, part plea, and part instructional guide. If we read these poems as their titles imply, as letters, who then is being addressed?

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