is a speaker series
bringing different ideas together under one roof.
600 Vanderbilt Avenue / St. Marks Avenue
(B)(Q) 7th Avenue Station
Come at 7pm,
talks begin at 7.30pm
is a comedian and writer for Saturday Night Live. She's the editor-at-large of Reductress and coauthor of the books How May We Hate You? and How To Win At Feminism. She performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The PIT, and Union Hall. www.annadrezen.com
SALLY WEN MAO
is a poet and educator, the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014) and the forthcoming Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019). Her poetry has appeared in The Pushcart Prize anthology, The Best American Poetry 2013, Poetry, Harvard Review Online, and A Public Space. Currently she is a fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
NICOLE R. FLEETWOOD
is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (University of Chicago Press 2011) and On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Rutgers University Press, 2015). Her research has been supported by the Whiting Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, Schomburg Center for Black Culture/ NYPL, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is the recipient of the 2012 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize of the American Studies Association. Currently, she is in residence at the NYPL Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, completing a book manuscript on art and visual culture in the era of mass incarceration.
The next SHELTER takes
place in the fall. Have a