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Author Talk: Libby Copeland- The Lost Family:

How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are

2020-08-12 19:00:00 2020-08-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Author Talk: Libby Copeland- The Lost Family: Ives Main Library

Wednesday, August 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-08-12 19:00:00 2020-08-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Author Talk: Libby Copeland- The Lost Family: Part of the Summer @ 7: an American Experience Virtual Series Ives Main Library

Part of the Summer @ 7: an American Experience Virtual Series

Join Libby Copeland for a discussion of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.

In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story.

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

Buy the book here.

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Please join us for future Summer@ 7 Author Talks in our An American Experience Virtual Series:

August 26  @7pm

Prof. Gerald Meyer

Professor Meyer is currently in the final stages of assembling  "The Unity of the People: Studies in Italian American Radicalism" which this discussion will include:

 "L'Unita del Popolo"
"Italian Harlem's Biggest Funeral: The Burial of Vito Marcantonio"
"Frank Sinatra and the Popular Front."
Gerald Meyer Ph.D. taught history for many years at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York and authored the biography “Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician.” He also co-edited the book “The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism.”

Link to join Zoom Discussion:

This event cosponsored with the Vito  Marcantonio Forum

September 9 @ 7pm

Dr Gerald Horne

Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary

A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages: these could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived. Yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon both the NFL and Hollywood and become one of the most important political activists of his generation, a crusader for freedom and equality who battled both Jim Crow and Joseph McCarthy.
In Paul Robeson, Gerald Horne discovers within Robeson’s remarkable and revolutionary life the story of the twentieth century’s great political struggles: against racism, against colonialism, against poverty—and for international socialism. This critical and searching biography provides an opportunity for readers to comprehend the triumphs and tragedies of the revolutionary progressive movement of which Robeson was not just a part, but perhaps its most resonant symbol.

Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.

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This event cosponsored with the New Haven Peoples Center

For more info contact Seth Godfrey


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The Ives Main Library, designed by renowned architect, Cass Gilbert in 1911, is a cornerstone of the historic New Haven Green. The facility is a community treasure and features unique design details, including several WPA-era murals. Ives is open 54 hours a week, Monday-Saturday, and houses major public service departments for children and teens as well as adult reference, a computer tech center and Ives Squared, a newly renovated space for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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