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Strategies for Change

Featured Event

On Thursday, November 1, join us for a screening of What is Democracy? followed by a conversation with Astra Taylor, Chenjerai Kumanyika, Rutgers University, and Nicholas Lemann, Columbia Journalism School. 

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, the film What is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Where: Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, 615 West 129th St, New York, NY 10027
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-democracy-tickets-49183470083


Other Events

Thursday, October 25 Food & Inequality (Mailman School of Public Health)

Saturday, November 3 Wallach Gallery Talks with Denise Murrell, curator of Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today

Thursday, November 15 Black Letters and the Law (part of the Division of Social Sciences' Just Societies Speaker Series)

Friday, November 16 World Leaders Forum: Cities of the Mind: Lost Cities and Their Inhabitants

Two men who were formerly in prison create graphic art.

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Learn how Columbia is working to create fair, equitable societies, starting right on campus with diverse communities. From teaching people in prisons to giving legal aid to immigrants, we're addressing urgent justice issues.

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