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Joshua Keating will discuss his latest book, Invisible Countries with news anchor, León Krauze. In Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood, to be published June 26 by Yale, journalist Joshua Keating explores the fascinating places likely to challenge this cartological stasis. Taking readers to self-proclaimed countries such as Abkhazia, Kurdistan, and Somaliland, to a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and to an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change, Keating shows that there is no universal legal authority determining what a country is. Tying history to incisive observations drawn from interviews with residents, political leaders, and scholars, Keating provides a thoughtful analysis of how the world’s borders came to be and what the future may hold. Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate where he focuses on international news, U.S. foreign policy, and the intersection of politics and social science. Before coming to Slate, he was an editor and writer for six years at Foreign Policy. His work has also been published by the Washington Post, Politico, Smithsonian Magazine, and Roads & Kingdoms, and he has been featured as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the BBC, and Al-Jazeera.  A native of New York City and a graduate of Oberlin College, he lives in Washington, DC. León Krauze is a news anchor for Univision based in Los Angeles. He holds the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California. He hosts of El Gabfest en Español, a podcast from Slate and Univision. 

Location: Edendale Branch Library 2011 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. | Start: 7/21/2018 3:00:00 PM End:
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Sponsor: Crowell Public LibraryFor more information call: 626-300-0777Or click here: www.CrowellPublicLibrary.orgInformed individuals are well aware of climate change from the countless reports continually appearing in the media. What is less well known is the state of progress in dealing with its mitigation. On Tuesday evening at Crowell Public Library, USC Professor Emeritus Thomas Flood will present a program that summarizes the changes necessary to head off the most serious consequences that will likely occur if society continues on the path of “business as usual.” These changes include: a shift to renewable technologies as the exclusive sources of energy; abandonment of the internal combustion engine with all transportation and machinery driven by renewable electricity; reversal of deforestation; and revision of agricultural practices. The scientific and technological knowledge exists to accomplish most of these goals. Climate change mitigation is not all-or-nothing. If we cannot get to 100% renewables right away, it is still extremely important to get to 50 or 60% as soon as possible. The change to renewable energy can be accomplished as a net positive for society. After receiving his doctorate in Chemistry at MIT, Professor Thomas Flood spent most of his forty years at USC conducting research on how metal-containing molecules react with hydrocarbons. The work had direct relevance to fossil fuels and led to his interest in energy sources and the effects of their use on the environment and on climate. Professor Flood has presented courses at USC on atmospheric chemistry and pollution, conventional and renewable energy sources, and global warming and climate change.

Location: Crowell Public Library 1890 Huntington Drive San Marino, CA. | Start: 5/22/2018 7:00:00 PM End:
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VIP MV Author Series and Sponsorship The Martha's Vineyard Author Series 2018 features discussions with some of the country's leading authors. This summer's line up includes Cecile Richards, Tayari Jones, Porochista Khakpour, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Michael Pollan. Become a sponsor of the Martha's Vineyard Author Series and receive two VIP tickets to each of the author events in the series and one autographed copy of each author's book. In addition, sponsors receive reserved front row seating at all the events and an Author Series tote. Proceeds benefit the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival and Author Series. $500 of the sponsorship price is tax deductible. For further details go to www.mvbookfestival.com/sponsorship The program... Martha's Vineyard Author Series 2018 Held on Thursday and some Sunday evenings throughout the summer. All events at 7:30 pm at the Chilmark Community Center. Sunday, July 15: Lawrence O'Donnell, Playing with Fire MSNBC host, political analyst, and writer discusses his enthralling account of the 1968 U.S. Presidential election. Thursday, July 26: Porochista Khakpour, Sick One of the most anticipated books of 2018, Sick chronicles Khakpour's grueling journey as a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed late-stage Lyme disease. Along the way she struggles with mental illness and addiction to doctor prescribed benzodiazepines. Sunday, July 29, 7:30 pm: Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Thompson-Spires collection of moving, timely, and funny stories examines the concept of black identity in the so-called post-racial era. Each story plunges into the lives of utterly original characters as Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class. Sunday, August 5: Cecile Richards, Make Trouble On April 30, Cecile Richards stepped down as head of Planned Parenthood, after 12 years as Americas most visible pro-choice advocate. It was only the latest chapter in a lifetime of activism, resistance, and progressive leadership, starting with her childhood in conservative Texas watching her mother, Ann Richards, transform from homemaker to state governor and feminist icon. Richards's memoir chronicles her career of fighting for social justice and womens rights. Thursday, August 9: Nell Scovell, Just the Funny Parts The writer, producer, and director of some of the funniest shows on television provides a scathingly funny account of how pop culture gets made. Laurie David will interview Nell Scovell. Thursday, August 16: Tayari Jones, An American Marriage Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection, An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling. Jones's beautifully written book takes an in depth look at a marriage that has been dealt a severe blow and the people who are affected by incarceration and racial injustice. Sunday, August 19: Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind The acclaimed writer of the Omnivore's Dilemma turns his focus to altered states of consciousness. How to Change Your Mind is Pollan's gripping account of a journey to a new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's mental travelogue is the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

Location: Chilmark Community Center 520 South Road Chilmark, MA. | Start: 7/15/2018 7:30:00 PM End: 8/19/2018 9:30:00 PM
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A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires's collection of moving, timely, and funny stories examines the concept of black identity in the so-called post-racial era. Each story plunges into the lives of utterly original characters as Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class. Thompson-Spires's debut short story collection, Heads of the Colored People, takes on the pressure of being the only one with humor, provocation and deep reflection. Nafissa Thompson-Spires earned a doctorate in English from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. Her work has appeared in Story Quarterly, Lunch Ticket, and The Feminist Wire, among other publications. She was a 2016 fellow of the Callaloo Writers Workshop. Nafissa is visiting assistant professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois. VIP MV Author Series Sponsor Become a sponsor of the Martha's Vineyard Author Series and receive two VIP tickets to each of the author events in the series and one autographed copy of each author's book. VIP ticket holders are provided reserved VIP seating in the front rows. Proceeds benefit the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival and Author Series. $500 of the sponsorship price is tax deductible. For further details go to www.mvbookfestival.com/authorseries

Location: Chilmark Community Center 520 South Road Chilmark, MA. | Start: 7/29/2018 7:30:00 PM End: 7/29/2018 9:00:00 PM
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For more information, visit LGBTQcenter.org/pride.

Location: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center 300 Wall Street Kingston, NY. | Start: 6/3/2018 12:00:00 AM End:
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Location: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center 300 Wall Street Kingston, NY. | Start: 5/31/2018 7:00:00 PM End:
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Location: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center 300 Wall Street Kingston, NY. | Start: 5/23/2018 3:00:00 PM End:
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Hudson Valley Queer Youth Project presents the Pride Youth Dance Party! Get out your dancing shoes and your best rainbow gear. There will be a DJ, photo booth, dinner, and more! Suggested donation $5, no one turned away for lack of funds. For ages 12-19-----Be sure to check out the main page for Hudson Valley Pride! https://www.facebook.com/events/225506788186484/

Location: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center 300 Wall Street Kingston, NY. | Start: 6/15/2018 7:00:00 PM End:
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Show time: 7:00 PMTickets: $7Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.comEvent website: www.santacruzindivisible.org Earlier Event: May 28GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPERORLater Event: June 8The Wiggles - Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour

Location: Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA. | Start: 5/31/2018 7:00:00 PM End:
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All people, all citizens, regardless of ability, have the same rights as every other citizen. This is key in providing quality, person centered support.  All team members (DSPs, Front-line Supervisors, BISs, etc.) need to understand and embrace the basic concept of Human Rights for All People. The presentation also includes discussion and guidance on the function and necessity of a Human Rights Committee. This interactive, thought provoking three hour Workshop will engage and challenge the attendees to not only understand but also advocate with and for the people they support to exercise their Human Rights.  Objectives To understand that all people have rights Learn five steps that support people in exercising their rights To understand the function and role of a Human Rights Committee Presenter Kathy Brown Target Audience All staff Date & Time 07/11/189:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location YAI Central Office460 West 34th Street11th FloorNew York, NY 10001(212) 273-6100 ext. 6117 Cancellation Policy A cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a scheduled training in order to receive a refund.   YAI’s Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training.

Location: YAI 460 West 34th Street New York, NY. | Start: 7/11/2018 9:30:00 AM End:
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