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May 15th, 2023

In collaboration with the National Public Housing Museum, we are honored to celebrate the June 1 event with Richard & Leah Rothstein for Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law. Just Action provides a roadmap for achieving social justice by challenging the scourge of residential segregation. 

As part of this partnership, we have curated a comprehensive reading list that delves into the history and narratives surrounding residential segregation, public housing, and mass incarceration. This collection, featuring history, sociology, urban studies, fiction, and poetry, brings...

Posted in: Bibliographies
May 12th, 2023


On This Week's Front Table, slice through the Gordian knot of how we feel when the art we love is made by people we hate; attend to marginalized voices, from Jewish anarchists to Black grandmothers; and discover a clutch of acclaimed fiction, from a stunning debut to mesmerizing literature in translation. Browse these titles and more at semcoop.com.



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May 5th, 2023

On This Week's Front Table, we ask the question of what it means to connect, to feel, and ultimately to change - whether it's through how language can connect us and divide us, how our current work system is designed to fail and what is needed instead, how art and music consistently influence each other, and what it means to feel as a Black woman and as an artist. Find this and more at semcoop.com.



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April 28th, 2023

On This Week's Front Table, explore what it means pay attention- pay attention to what history chooses to glorify, to stories so short we call them "flash,"  to the fascinating history of a book's index, to how a heartbreak can unravel us, and to our beloved writers and what they mean to us. Find this and more at semcoop.com...

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April 25th, 2023

On Monday, May 1st, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Ecologies of Knowing: AI Ethics and the Critical Posthumanities" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Worskshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Andre Uhl. Register to attend in person here. The workshop will also be accessible via Zoom here.

Over the last decade, AI ethics has emerged as a critical topic of discussion and debate within the field of artificial intelligence. As the use of AI systems has become more widespread, concerns about fairness, accountability and transparency in their design and regulation have ushered...

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April 23rd, 2023

On Monday, May 1st, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Ecologies of Knowing: AI Ethics and the Critical Posthumanities" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Worskshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Andre Uhl.

Register HERE for in-person registration

Register HERE for Zoom access

Description: Over the last decade, AI ethics has emerged as a critical topic of discussion and debate within the field of artificial intelligence. As the use of AI systems has become more widespread, concerns about fairness, accountability and transparency in their design and regulation have ushered in a new era of digital humanism. Whereas most AI ethics guidelines elevate human-...

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April 21st, 2023

On This Week's Front Table, find dark histories and shady presents illuminated, from an in-depth examination of weaponized surveillance operations shrouded in secrecy to a close look at slavery’s end to better understand why its shadow still haunts us today. Find the following and more at semcoop.com


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April 13th, 2023

 

On This Week's Front Table,  explores our relationship to history, from examinations of what it means to be 'the ideal woman' in  medieval times to  the history of surgery and changes to medicine to how the entire decade of the nineties informs our culture today to our own personal histories in the first year of the pandemic to one mans everyday musings in the life of a bookshop owner.  Find the following and more at semcoop.com

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April 11th, 2023

In Cynthia J. Sylvester’s debut collection, The Half-White Album, poetry, music, fact, fiction, and memories are strung together to shed light on the interconnected lives of a group of people from the Dinétah and the city of Albuquerque.  

The author, an enrolled member of the Diné, born into the Kiyaa'áanii Clan for the Bilagáana Clan, and a native of Albuquerque, answers some questions about character...

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April 7th, 2023

On this week's Front Table explores unraveling in different forms - from the unraveling of our political systems to the unraveling of our relationship to art and history, to the unraveling and estrangement of the self through a story of a man asking what it means to live and die on his deathbed, to a woman who leaves everything behind to live by the sea, to a man's obsession with found objects including holding onto...

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