Thursday Common Hour, Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS), and Bridging Divides: Discussion with Sarah Schulman

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
Hallden Hall - North Wing Dangremond Family Commons 104
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(860) 297-2125

In her bold and provocative new book Sarah Schulman argues that in recent years our society has come to confuse what she calls “normative confl ict” 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 confl ict to choose sides, and to recur quite rapidly to censorious and punitive behaviors, rather than healing ones that can benefi t all involved.

Sarah Schulman 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. For more information about TIIS, please visit our web site at:


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