HVCC's Voices: A Library Lecture Series will be Virtual Presentations

January 25, 2022

Hudson Valley Community College’s Voices: A Library Lecture Series will feature three, live-streamed talks beginning on Thursday, Feb. 3 with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presentation. The lectures are open free to the public. The live-stream access links can be found at www.hvcc.edu/voices.

The Other Attica is Already Upon Us: Prison Organizing, COVID and the Crises of Mass Incarceration
Thursday, Feb. 3 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Dr. Toussaint Losier, assistant professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
The COVID-19 pandemic has left U.S. prisons, jails and other detention facilities particularly hard hit, with several thousand people dead and hundreds of thousands infected – mostly African Americans and other minorities. At the same time, many prisons have been the site of historic levels of protests, including strikes and boycotts. From the W.E.B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department, Losier discusses what the pandemic and these protests reveal about the crises facing contemporary mass incarceration.

The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change
Monday, Feb. 28 from 1 to 1:50 p.m.
Alexis Goldsmith, organizing director, Beyond Plastics
Plastic is one of the most challenging threats to climate and environmental justice. The proliferation of cheap and disposable plastic perpetuates the worst impacts of climate change. Every stage of plastic’s lifecycle is deeply entwined with pollution. Plastic is poised to become the “new coal” world-wide, but there are solutions to prevent that outcome. Goldsmith examines this issue and calls for action to end reckless plastic production.

The Joy of Play: Music and Movement for Young Children
Week of the Young Child -- Thursday, April 7 from 1 to 1:50 p.m.
Hugh Hanley, Boston-based music specialist and former early childhood teacher
Prepare to learn some simple songs, finger plays and movement games to have fun with children – at home or in classrooms. Hanley demonstrates how these activities evolve at various stages of child development and the cumulative benefit an active, participatory music and play experience has for young children.

A full schedule of HVCC’s Spring 2022 Cultural Events is available at www.hvcc.edu/culture.

For more information, please call (518) 629-8071 or email d.gardner@hvcc.edu

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