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May 21, 2024
  • IN PERSON: Karey Harwood's Launch for Wake at Quail Ridge Books

    May 21, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/karey-harwood-wake-in-store-tickets-827574085367

    ABOUT THE EVENT

    Event date: 

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Event address: 

    North Hills
    4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    Event Category: 

    In-store

    Tickets include a signed copy of WAKE: WHY THE BATTLE OVER DIVERSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STILL MATTERS, guaranteed entry to the event, and a seat in the reserved section. Karey will sign books after the program. All live author event details are subject to change. More information about our events can be found here.


    ABOUT THE BOOK

    The Wake County Public School System was once described as a beacon of hope for American school districts. It was both academically successful and successfully integrated. It accomplished these goals through the hard work of teachers and administrators, and through a student assignment policy that made sure no school in the countywide district became a high poverty school. Although most students attended their closest school, the “diversity policy” modified where some students were assigned to make sure no school had more than 40% of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch or more than 25% performing below grade level. When the school board election of 2009 swept into office a majority who favored “neighborhood schools,” the diversity policy that had governed student assignment for years was eliminated. Wake: Why the Battle Over Diverse Public Schools Still Matters tells the story of the aftermath of that election, including the fierce public debate that ensued during school board meetings and in the pages of the local newspaper, and the groundswell of community support that voted in a pro-diversity school board in 2011. What was at stake in those years was the fundamental direction of the largest school district in North Carolina and the 14th largest in the U.S. Would it maintain a commitment to diverse schools, and if so, how would it balance that commitment with various competing interests and demands? Through hundreds of published opinion articles and several in depth interviews with community leaders, Wake examines the substance of that debate and explores the community’s vision for public education. Wake also explores the importance of knowing the history of a place, including the history of school segregation. Wake County’s example still resonates, and the battle over diverse public schools still matters, because owning responsibility for the problem of segregated schools (or not) will shape the direction of America’s future.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    KAREY HARWOOD teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She is the author of The Infertility Treadmill and a parent of children who attended Wake County Public Schools.



May 29, 2024
  • New Jersey Library Association conference

    May 29, 2024 - May 31, 2024 @ 
    Atlantic City, NJ, USA

  • VIRTUAL: The Creation of Hudson River Park and the Challenges of Waterfront Resiliency

    May 29, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The City Club of New York is delighted to invite you to a very exciting webinar planned for May 29th at 6:30 PM.

    This webinar will feature speakers Tom Fox, author and expert on the Hudson River Park, Amy Chester, Managing Director of Rebuild by Design, and Alice Blank, Chair of Manhattan Community Board 1 Environmental Protection Committee . (Panel in formation)

    The creation of the Hudson River Park spanned decades, with Tom Fox playing a pivotal role.

    His book Creating the Hudson River Park: Environmental and Community Activism, Politics, and Greed (Rutgers University Press) tells the story of the park's creation. He addresses the challenges of waterfront resiliency. 

    We will dive into the depths of options for waterfront resiliency with Tom Fox, in conversation with Amy Chester and Alice Blank. The discussion will be moderated by senior reporter Michael Oreskes.

    Join us as we explore creative strategies for safeguarding the West Side waterfront as described in Tom’s new book. As New York City  continues the revitalization of our magnificent waterfronts, creative nature-based approaches must be part of the city’s plan to adapt to climate change and urban waterfront development.

    Following the panel discussion, panelists will answer questions from the audience.

    Date: May 29, 2024
    Time: 6.30pm
    Zoom Webinar

     

    Here's what the press has to say about Tom Fox' book: 

    “A valuable recounting of a public-private partnership and how to make things work (and why they don’t).” Sam Roberts, The New York Times.

    Creating the Hudson River Park is important, relevant, and of continuing interest."
    —Kenneth T. Jackson, author of Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States.

    Get ready for an engaging webinar experience! Our session will  kick off with an insightful panel discussion followed by a Q&A session.  

    Layla Law-Gisiko
    President
    The City Club of New York

May 30, 2024
  • New Jersey Library Association conference

    May 29, 2024 - May 31, 2024 @ 
    Atlantic City, NJ, USA

May 31, 2024
  • New Jersey Library Association conference

    May 29, 2024 - May 31, 2024 @ 
    Atlantic City, NJ, USA

June 13, 2024
  • VIRTUAL: Global Film Color BAFTSS Online Book Launch

    June 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies film group invite you to the online book launch for Global Film Color: The Monopack Revolution at Midcentury edited by Sarah Street and Joshua Yumibe. 

    Start time: 2pm UK time/10am ET

    More information at: https://colourandfilm.com/cfps/

    Global Film Color is on sale May 17, here.