Tags: Global

Thursday: Mar 01

Same Page Kickoff and Exhibit: Judaica & Lithographs

Thu. March 1, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Third Floor

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

In celebration of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s inaugural Same Page community reading project, come view Congregation Beth Israel’s collection of Judaica, as well as an exhibit of lithographs on loan from the synagogue.

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Tags: Arts, Exhibit, Global, JMRL/Same Page, Publishing / Books / Writing, Spirituality / Religion

Wednesday: Mar 21

CANCELED—Women of the World: Fiction

Wed. March 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

Crozet JMRL Library

2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun), Marisa De Los Santos (I’ll Be Your Blue Sky), and Leah Weiss (If the Creek Don’t Rise), will explore the connections between women as they struggle with identity, relationships, motherhood, and the courage to do what they must to survive.

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Tags: Fiction, Global, Southern / Appalachian

Thursday: Mar 22

The Great War: Social Currents, Chemistry & Consequences

Thu. March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Theo Emery (Hellfire Boys) and Will Englund (March 1917) discuss their work of the Great War era, delving into world-changing impacts of small decisions, technological innovations, social injustices and mores, as the early twentieth century faced the consequences of war.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global, History

Both Sides Now: Taking Diplomacy Seriously

Thu. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Marcus Holmes (Face-to-Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations), Trita Parsi (Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy), and Todd S. Sechser (Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy) discuss the intricacies of diplomacy in our challenging world.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global, Nonfiction

Carol Troxell Reader: Lisa Ko

Thu. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

As the inaugural Carol Troxell Reader, Lisa Ko (The Leavers) gives a solo reading at New Dominion Bookshop, sharing her story of a mother and son, their heartrending separation, and the choices they each make in attempts to belong, to find love, to create a family.

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Tags: Asian-American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Global

Hope & Sacrifice: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Thu. March 22, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Khizr Khan (An American Family) will discuss his experiences as an immigrant, our rights as Americans, and the legacy of democracy that we are each empowered to protect; in conversation with Douglas Blackmon.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Global, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction

Friday: Mar 23

Inhumane Acts: Guantánamo and More

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Mark Fallon (Unjustifiable Means), Andrea Pitzer (One Long Night), and Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition) discuss the history of concentration camps and the American government’s disturbing use of torture and secrecy at the detainee camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Slahi will participate via Skype from Mauritania, due to travel restrictions.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global, History, Law / Supreme Court, Social Justice

Exploring Land and History

Fri. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

S. Max Edelson (The New Map of Empire), Lynn Rainville (Virginia and the Great War), and Camille Wells (Material Witness), discuss the inexorable ties of history to land, conquest, and conflict.

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Tags: Global, History, Nonfiction

Saturday: Mar 24

Youth in Revolt: Fiction That Refuses to Conform

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cara Hoffman has had to cancel her participation. Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes (The Sleeping World), Cara Hoffman (Running), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies) discuss their novels about young people and the fight to find oneself amidst the tumult and politics of the modern world.

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Tags: Asian-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ

Marriage Beyond Borders: Fact & Fiction

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Journalist Elizabeth Flock (The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai) and novelist SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies: A Novel) discuss their books and the intimate perspectives they provide on marriages: arranged, loving, truthful, and otherwise.

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Tags: Asian-American, Family / Aging, Fiction, Gender, Global, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Nonfiction

Roots of White Nationalism and the Alt-Right

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Kathleen Belew (Bring the War Home), Nancy MacLean (Democracy in Chains), Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (How We Get Free), and Vegas Tenold (Everything You Love Will Burn) discuss the root causes and champions of the alt-right, and the wide-ranging impacts of the movement on American social equality and democracy. Jamelle Bouie moderates.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction, Social Justice