WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: War on the Environment

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, 4/2: War on the Environment Dr. Anna Malavisi with Jennifer Bassett Tuesday, 4/9: Hope Dr. Mitch Wagener with Abigail Adney Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

Lecture: Digging for Hope in Mexico: A Feminist Ethnography in the Land of Mass Graves: Rosalva Aida Hernández Castillo

Knafel Center 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

In-Person or ZOOM A presentation from 2023–2024 Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow Rosalva Aida Hernández Castillo Hernández Castillo’s book, “Digging for Hope in Mexico: A Feminist Ethnography in the Land of Mass Graves,” will offer an ethnographic account of family collectives searching for their disappeared loved ones throughout Mexico. Drawing on interviews, participant observation, and activist research, it will examine how in a context of extreme violence and impunity, the women of these collectives have created emotional links that develop into political actions.   For more information

Paul Mellon Lecture | Lynda Nead: “Pauline Boty — Women, Desire, and the Image in Sixties Britain”

Yale School of Architecture 180 York Street, New Haven

In the 1960s a new kind of blonde femininity emerged in Britain. Part of a new regional and class configuration and a changing moral and sexual environment, Sixties Blonde was described as natural, energetic, impulsive, and self-sufficient, an urban figure who embodied modernity and was a staple of fashion photography and sixties cinema. For more information : Yale Center for British Art:

Lecture: Deborah Donovan: New London “Whalers” and Isles of the Southern Ocean

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Thames River Heritage Park to host their 2024 lecture series, Stories from the Park: Island Affairs of the Thames. Bound for Desolation – New London “Whalers” and Isles of the Southern Ocean: Local historian Deborah Donovan shares stories about New London “whalers,” who harvested massive elephant seals for their previous oil, “owned” two of the very desolate islands in the Southern Ocean and had local firms in the oil businesses that brought large fortunes and legacies to New London, the Whaling City. Reception: 6 pm Lecture: 7 pm For more information

$10 – $20

URI Professor Catherine Sama The ‘Women of the Villas’: Collaboration between Italian Partisans and the Office of Strategic Services during WWII

Westerly Library & Wilcox Park Auditorium 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI

Dante Society Lecture: Professor Catherine Sama is the head of the Italian program at the University of Rhode Island. She enjoys teaching a wide range of courses at URI, from Italian language & culture classes to advanced courses in Italian literature and film. Specific areas of focus include early modern Italian women writers; Italian dramatic cinema from Neorealism to the present; genocide in Italian literature & film. For more information

Victorian Tea at SHC: Garden Party with Celebrity Master Gardener

Stamford History Center 1508 High Ridge Road, Stamford

Meet our 2024 Victorian Tea speaker! Christopher Waruch Mann "My passion for horticulture was sparked the day my parents took me home from the hospital back to our family Garden Center where our home is also located. During middle school and high school I worked for every family member and many customers on weekends. After completing my degree in horticulture at State University of New York, Delhi, I accepted a position in New York City as a rooftop Gardener, but soon realized I needed to have full control over my creativity and started my own company, Christopher, Glenn Gardens, in 2010." For more information

$25 – $30

WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: Hope

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, 4/9: Hope Dr. Mitch Wagener with Abigail Adney Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

RTPC CONNECTICUT RIVER LECTURE SERIES: Rex Brasher: Prolific but Overshadowed and Unknown with Janine Caira, Ph.D.

Essex Meadows 30 Bokum Rd, Essex

Artists and naturalists have been painting birds for centuries. We know John James Audubon, Fuertes, Peterson and, of course of our current time, Sibley. But who knows Rex Brasher? Brasher resided in Kent, Connecticut and, unlike Audubon, painted birds from life and was greatly influenced by his friend and mentor, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. His work, created in the period largely between Fuertes and Peterson, was purchased by UCONN decades ago and lacks a proper gallery or access to the collection. Dr. Janine Caira, University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is also Director of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History where she oversees the 800 Rex Brasher paintings. She will relate more about Brasher’s life and work and will share the Museum’s plans for conserving and exhibiting his original paintings, several of which will be displayed at the lecture. Register here for April 18

Salons at Stowe: Literary Activism Locked Up

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center 77 Forest Street, Hartford

A 2023 study by PEN America found that book bans in prison systems have risen dramatically in the last decades, even in seemingly progressive states.  Washington state, for example, more than doubled the instances of book bans between 2019 and 2021.  In addition to restrictions on reading through specific book bans, censoring certain topics in the name of safety, and mailing restrictions, incarcerated people may have limited outlets for telling their stories, writing about their experiences, and advocating for justice. In this Salon, we will discuss the value, purpose, and restriction of literacy activism and literacy in incarceration institutions such as prisons, juvenile detentions centers, and locked wards.  PEN America’s Reading Between the Bars will help inform the discussion, as well as articles from the Prison Journalism Project. For more information

LECTURE: Illuminating the Brilliance of Marc Chagall

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Vivian Jacobson, Author and Lecturer on Marc Chagall This lecture is devoted to the monumental 20th-century artworks by Marc Chagall (1887–1985). The history of each artwork will be discussed from inception to completion. The presentation will cover paintings, ceramics, tapestries, stained-glass windows, mosaics, and works for the theater.

$12

Lecture: Steve Manuel: Whaling, Religion and Royalty: New London and Lahaina

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Thames River Heritage Park to host their 2024 lecture series, Stories from the Park: Island Affairs of the Thames. New London, the “Whaling City” was the third largest whaling port in the country during the height of whaling in the United States and for a short time, the second largest whaling port in the world. In 1850 alone, over one million dollars in whale goods passed over the docks at New London. Used by New London and whalers from throughout New England for re-supplying their ships, Lahaina was one of the most significant whaling ports in the Pacific. Hear fascinating stories about New London’s Elias Perkins II, a partner in the Perkins and Smith whaling firm who resided in Lahaina; the conflict between New England whalers and missionaries; and the influence of whaling on New London County. Artifacts gifted to the Perkins family from the royal family of Hawaii will be on display. Reception: 6 pm Lecture: 7 pm For more information

$10 – $20