American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Difficult Histories/Public Spaces — a series of public programs

Difficult Histories/Public Spaces: The Challenge of Monuments in New York City and the Nation is series of public programs in which historians, art historians, community activists, and artists will discuss the ongoing reevaluation of public monuments and memorials across the country and in New York City.

MONUMENTS AS: History | Art | Power

New date in June will be announced

Martin Segal Theatre
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave. (34th St)
  • Harriet Senie, Professor of Art History, Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Deirdre Cooper Owens, Assistant Professor of History, Queens College, CUNY
  • Marina Ortiz, Founder and President, East Harlem Preservation 
  • Doreen Garner, artist, whose performance work on the J. Marion Sims statue, "Poneros" engaged and challenged audiences around issues of race, gender and power.

Moderator: Arinn Amer, Ph.D. Program in History, Graduate Center, CUNY

The series is sponsored by:
American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
The Gotham Center for New York City History
CUNY Public History Collective
Center for the Humanities

Series is supported with funds from Humanities New York and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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