13th, Putin, & Trump: Fall Events Season Continues

With the resumption of classes on Thursday, Sept. 14, the Friends of the Library are excited to welcome back CofC students and Charleston residents that left the city in the run up to Hurricane Irma.

Get right back into the swing of things with two FREE events next week, including a screening of 13th with the South Carolina League of Women Voters and a conversation with Russian journalist Masha Gessen.

Fall Film Series: 13th

2:00 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 17 | Stern Center | 71 George Street

Free and open to the public

The Race and Social Justice Initiative and the South Carolina League of Women Voters are pleased to present a free screening of 13th, Ava DuVernay’s award winning documentary exploring how the 13th amendment relocated the institution of slavery into the prison system.

A panel discussion featuring Lisa Brock (the Race and Social Justice Initiative Fall 2017 Scholar in Residence and Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College), Stacey Patton (co-author of the Charleston County Racial Disparities Report), and Susan K. Dunn (legal director for the ACLU of South Carolina since 2009), will follow the screening.

Register here.

The Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston is a collaboration between the Avery Research Center, Addlestone Library, African American Studies, and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI) supported by a major grant from Google. 

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Uncertain Correspondence:

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

6:00 p.m. | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | Sottile Theatre | 44 George St. 

Free and open to the public

Masha Gessen, prominent Russian-American journalist and author of the acclaimed critical biography of Vladimir Putin, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, will speak on the subject of the Trump presidency, and what we can and cannot learn about it by looking at Russia and President Putin.

Q&A and book signing to follow the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Department of German & Russian Studies, First Year Experience, the Center for Public Choice and Market Process, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, and International Studies Program.

From on-campus collaborations to the Winthrop Roundtable, the Friends of the Library’s programming brings together luminaries from across the Lowcountry and beyond, providing opportunities for lifelong learning that strengthen our community.

Signature image: “Sunday Night in the Plaza,” a c. 1961 work from The Lithographs of Prentiss Taylor: a Catalogue Raisonne.