2022 Past Events
Monday, November 14, 2022
Olin, Room 102 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Bard’s new Carceral Studies speaker series launches with a visit from the NYU Prison Education Project. Their recently published book Cars and Jails: Freedom Dreams, Debt, and Carcerality explores how the car, despite its association with American freedom and mobility, functions at the crossroads of two great systems of entrapment and immobility– the American debt economy and the carceral state. We will be joined by four of the Lab members, a group representing formerly incarcerated scholars and non-formerly incarcerated NYU faculty.
Friday, October 21, 2022
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Free for Bard students!
Did you come to La Voz Harvest Moon and had a great time? Did you miss it?
Don't miss this last opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of La Voz. Enjoy Argentine tango and folklore with Eduardo Parra, who will give a concert and will also teach us how to dance tango. We will also have the traditional Veracruz music Son Jarocho in the hands of the group Ameyal with Maria and Mateo. Of course, there will be food, and karaoke! Participate if you dare.
And most importantly, we will publicly recognize several members of the community who have been nominated by their peers for their dedicated service to the Hispanic immigrant communityof the Hudson Valley: Claudette Aldebot, Maria Cabrera, Víctor Cueva, Adelio Ramírez, Felipe Santos, and Joan Ruiz Werkema. It will be an unforgettable night.
Thank you to the sponsors of our anniversary celebrations.
Major sponsors: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Radio Kingston, Ulster Savings Bank, St. Catherine Center for Children
Patron sponsors: M&T Bank, Nuvance, Sun River, SUNY Ulster
Community-level sponsors: Hudson Valley Hospice, RUPCO
¿Viniste a La Luna de la Cosecha de La Voz y la pasaste genial? ¿Te la perdiste?
No te pierdas esta última oportunidad de celebrar el 18 aniversario de La Voz. Disfruta del tango y folclore argentino con Eduardo Parra, quien dará un concierto y también nos enseñará a bailar tango. También tendremos la música tradicional veracruzana Son Jarocho en manos del grupo Ameyal de Maria y Mateo. Por supuesto, habrá comida, ¡y karaoke! Participa si te animas.
Y lo más importante: reconoceremos públicamente a varios miembros de la comunidad que han sido nominados por sus pares por su dedicado servicio a la comunidad inmigrante hispana del Valle del Hudson: Claudette Aldebot, Maria Cabrera, Víctor Cueva, Adelio Ramírez, Felipe Santos y Joan Ruiz Werkema. Será una noche inolvidable.
Gracias a los patrocinadores de la celebración de nuestro aniversario:
Nivel Luna Llena: Hudson Valley Credit Union, Radio Kingston, Ulster Savings Bank, St. Catherine Center for Children
Nivel Cosecha: M&T Bank, Nuvance, Sun River, SUNY Ulster
Nivel Comunidad: Hudson Valley Hospice, RUPCO
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Please join us for a reception to celebrate journalist Alvin Patrick's exhibit of selected first editions and rare books from his private collection. This exhibit, Faces of the Struggle: Frontispiece Portraits in African American Literature (1834 to 1949), features the portraits of some of the greatest civil rights activists of the 19th and 20th centuries including, Solomon Northup, Frederick Douglass, Phillis Wheatley, and Gwendolyn Brooks.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
"Each day we are sold different versions of yesterday, but rarely offered a different tomorrow. The apocalypse streams into every household at a flat rate. In an era of dystopian forebodings, the future can no longer be taken for granted, and optimism is under siege. It seems high time for a reboot of utopian literature, in which a space that is not, may yet come to be in the future. We are near forgetting that history is not a foregone conclusion, and that fatalism is the last refuge of the coward. How we shape the future lies in our own hands, but with the prerequisite that we are ready to think ahead, into the unknown and uncertain, imagining alternatives to given paradigms. If the seeds of human progress are indeed planted by ideas before they can blossom into transformations, utopian narratives are of existential importance." Our guest, Ilija Trojanow, has spent the past several years working on a utopian novel and exploring the history of Utopia. At a time when we reckon with our destruction of the natural world and of imagination, Trojanow's work encourages us to scrub clear our overclouded skies and to ask ourselves: what is literature if not unshackled fancy?
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
This event brings together in person on the Bard campus in Annandale three esteemed writers—Nuruddin Farah, Ilija Trojanow, and Aleksandar Hemon—to read from and discuss their work. As suggested by the titles North of Dawn (Farah) and Nowhere Man (Hemon), all three writers are concerned in their work with questions of place and displacement, of cultural difference and shared humanity, and of what Trojanow in his recent work calls “utopian narratives.” Each also has deep personal and professional connections to more than one language, and together they comprise a knowledge of literatures that is truly stunning in its diversity, including works composed in Arabic, Bulgarian, German, Serbo-Croation, and Somali, among other languages. All three authors are also active in a plurality of genres and media, which taken together includes novels, short stories, criticism, plays, film and television scripts, and music. On this evening, they will read and discuss their work and explore common concerns and points of difference, and will invite the audience to join in the conversation