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September 2020

Ideas Festival:Abby Sher, Receiving the Maplewood Literary Award

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Abby Sher is an award-winning writer and performer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Self, Elle, and more. Her latest book, Sanctuary, was co-written with Paola Mendoza. REGISTER HERE More details and Ideas Festival info can be found here.

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Ideas Festival:Abby Sher, Receiving the Maplewood Literary Award

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Abby Sher is an award-winning writer and performer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Self, Jane, Elle, and more. Her latest book, Sanctuary, was co-written with Paola Mendoza. Sher is the author of Miss You Love You Hate You Bye, All the Ways the World Can End, Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop…

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October 2020

Ideas Festival: It Takes a Village (Green): Local News in the Age of the Internet

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mary Barr Mann and Carolyn Parisi, co-founders of the local news site VillageGreenNJ.com, will receive the Carol Buchanan Award for Outstanding Contribution to Civic and Intellectual Life. They will be interviewed by Nancy Solomon, Managing Editor of New Jersey Public Radio. REGISTER HERE

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Ideas Festival: Ibi Zoboi & Dr. Yusef Salaam

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam will discuss their new book, Punching the Air, moderated by Khadijah Costley White. Dr. Salaam is a poet, motivational speaker, criminal justice reform advocate. He was one of the five teenagers wrongfully incarcerated as the “Central Park Five.” Zoboi is the New York Times Bestselling author of My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich and other books for young people. REGISTER HERE

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Ideas Festival: WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein with Nancy Solomon

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Andrea Bernstein is the Peabody Award–winning cohost of the acclaimed WNYC/ProPublica podcast Trump, Inc., which won the prestigious 2019 Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University award. In addition to broadcast appearances on outlets including PBS NewsHour, CNN, and Fresh Air, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York, and on NPR. She is the author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power. She will be in…

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Ideas Festival: The Toni Morrison Book Club

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson and Piper Kendrix Williams. In their group memoir, The Toni Morrison Book Club, these four authors use Toni Morrison’s novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism. They discuss what it means to read challenging literature collaboratively and to learn in public as an act of individual reckoning and social resistance.  REGISTER HERE

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November 2020

Ideas Festival: Marta Tellado, President & CEO of Consumer Reports

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marta Tellado, a CHS graduate, has transformed one of America’s most trusted brands and iconic social enterprises, uniting its rigorous research, consumer insights, award-winning journalism, and policy expertise to drive social impact.  She will be in conversation with David Brancaccio, Host and Senior Editor of public radio’s Marketplace Morning Report. REGISTER HERE

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