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Past Meet the Author

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00

 

     Join writer and artist Jessica Hagy for a discussion of her work, The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs. Hagy will discuss her illustrated adaptation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. The original text consists of 13 passages that communicate several war strategies. Hagy has been able to help readers grasp the complex concepts conveyed by Tzu using almost 300 corresponding diagrams. 

Jessica Hagy is best known for her Webby Award-winning blog, Indexed. Her work has been described as "deceptively simple," "undeniably brilliant," and "our favorite reason for the Internet to exist."

By attending this event, you will be given the opportunity to enter a raffle! 6 names will be drawn at the end of the presentation and each of those lucky winners will walk away with an original print signed by Jessica Hagy. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00

 

     Join yoga instructor and writer Rebecca Pacheco for a discussion of her book, Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life. Pacheco tells her readers of the benefits of the ancient wisdoms of yoga and relates them to our everyday lives. She provides guidance for form, balance, and acheiving successful meditation. 

Rebecca Pacheco is known for her wellnes site Om Gal and her participation in numerous ad campaigns for Reebok, New Balance, and Ibex. She also ran the Boston Marathon in 2009 and 2014. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
This event is co-sponsored Northeastern Athletics and Fit NU.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:00

 

     Meet the author Jim Vrabel for a discussion about the community organizing that halted the construction of the proposed Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain, and advocated for the creation of the Southwest Corridor bike path. 

Guests:
Jim Vrabel with community orginizers Tom Corrigan and Ron Hafer
 

Learn more about A People's History of the New Boston by Jim Vrabel. 

Learn more about the Neightborhood Matters Series hosted by Northeastern Center for the Arts. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00

 

     Join NU professor Suzanna Walters for a discussion of her book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality. The Tolerance Trap covers the gay community's route to acceptance and their fight to obtain full civil rights. Walters states that the gay community has not been accepted by society, but is rather only tolerated by it. She further expresses that toleration should not be considered a victory and the the gay community should continue in its pursuit for equality. 

Suzanna Walters, director of Women's, Gener, and Sexuality Studies and Northeastern University, has written and lectured extensively about sexuality and feminism.

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:00

**This event has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, Feb. 4th, at noon.** 

Join NU professor Suzanna Walters for a discussion of her book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay EqualityThe Tolerance Trap covers the gay community's route to acceptance and their fight to obtain full civil rights. Walters states that the the gay community has not been accepted by society, but is rather only tolerated by it. She further expresses that toleration should not be considered a victory and that the gay community should continue in its pursuit for equality. 

Suzanna Walters, director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University, has written and lectured extensively about sexuality and feminism. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.