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Chris Lebron, “Is Love Important for a Racially Just Society?” @ Brooklyn Public Philosophers
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
It’s the last talk of the season at Brooklyn Public Philosophers! We’re stoked to welcome Chris Lebron, who will be sharing a talk entitled “Is Love Important for a Racially Just Society? Thoughts on James Baldwin and John Rawls”. Bonus: it’s the very first BKPP event to feature an after-concert. The details:
Who: Chris Lebron (Yale University, author of The Making of Black Lives Matter)
What: People tend to think of social justice as a matter of rights and economic equality. James Baldwin, however, believed democratic love was the most necessary and overlooked aspect of social justice. Tonight we explore why his commitment to love is more urgent than ever.
When: Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 P.M.
Where: The Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)
How much: Absolutely free
More info: http://bkpp.tumblr.com
Also: Stick around after the talk for the Brooklyn Gaze, a racial justice-themed public art exhibit (and Les Nubians concert) on the mall outside the library