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Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places
Naked City author Sharon Zukin discusses how gentrification affects (and, ultimately, harms) the "authenticity" of cities. Reservations are required.

Henry Louis Gates
The famous literary critic and historian gives a talk on a new edition of Frances E.W. Harper's 19th-century best-seller Iola Leroy, a novel about a young, mixed-race woman who, when her white father dies, is forced into slavery.

In Memoriam: A Birthday Tribute to Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Celebrate the legacy of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who would have turned 78 today, at this event sponsored by Toward International Peace Through the Arts.

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