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Current Trinity Workshops

Common Hour Workshops, Fall 2017

October 19, 2017

Dangremond Family Commons, Common Hour

In affiliation with Bridging Divides:  Higher Education's Role in Advancing Understanding and Promoting a Just Sociery, TIIS  welcomes Sarah Schulman to discuss "Conflict is not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair”

In her bold and provocative new book Sarah Schulman argues that in recent years our society has come to confuse what she calls "normative conflict" with unacceptable forms of abuse.  She suggests, moreover, that there are now enormous implied pressures upon people who are not direct parties to a given conflict to choose sides, and to recur quite rapidly to censorious and punitive behaviors, rather than healing ones that can benefit all involved. 

Sarah Schuman is a novelist, playwright, historian and lesbian rights activist.  She is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at College of Staten Island (CSI) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities.

Moderator: Tom Harrington, Language and Culture Studies/Hispanic Studies

Co-sponsored by American Studies, Center for Urban and Global Studies,

and the Dean of Faculty’s Bridging Divides Initiative 

Q&A to follow

A light lunch is provided

October 26, 2017

Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, Common Hour

Filmmaker Peter Kahane