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Office of University Life

Reading Columbia: An Evening with Faculty Author Victor LaValle
Wednesday, October 26 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Pulitzer Hall, World Room

A new early-evening discussion series, Reading Columbia, brings participants into conversation with Columbia faculty authors whose recent fiction or non-fiction work examines issues of inclusion, access, and the meaning of community. In this installment, Professor and author Victor LaValle shares The Ballad of Black Tom.

Learn more and register here.

Awakening Our Democracy

Wednesday, November 16 at noon
Pulitzer Hall, Room 300
A popular conversation series that focuses on race, ethnicity, disparities, and justice issues at the forefront of the University’s and the nation’s consciousness.
*lunch provided to registered CUID holders
*visit to register
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Columbia University Libraries

Reading Bias in Libraries and Archives

Wednesday November 2 at noon
Lehhman Library

Join the Columbia University Libraries staff for a discussion surrounding implicit and explicit biases that structure what cultural heritage organizations collect, provide, and highlight in their spaces. Throughout this talk, the group will challenge collection models that dictate how library and archival content is purchased, discuss how their public-facing services impact marginalized communities, and investigate the complex nature of preserving collective memory.