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10 Nov
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Nov 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Urban Democracy Lab


Urban Democracy Lab: I Am Lucrece: Rethinking Sexual Violence

How might Shakespeare's poem “The Rape of Lucrece” shed light on current conversations about “rape culture” in the United States and on college campuses? New York Magazine writer Vanessa Grigoriadis, activist, Columbia graduate, and SAFER board member Marybeth Seitz-Brown, and Gallatin Associate Faculty Member Cyd Cipolla discuss the movement against campus sexual assault and what it tells us about women's voices and continued silencing in the public sphere.

Founded in January of 2014, the Urban Democracy Lab is an initiative of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University whose objective is to provide a space for scholars and practitioners to collaborate and exchange ideas for cultivating just, sustainable, and creative urban futures. As a “lab,” we invite experimentation, provisional conclusions, and fresh approaches to entrenched urban problems. To insure broad thinking, we welcome partnerships that bridge traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries.