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December 2018

The Great Books Series

December 5, 2018 @ 7PM

Three outstanding Catholic novels, beginning with Graham Greene’s masterpiece, “The End of the Affair” continuing with Evelyn Waugh’s classic, “Brideshead Revisited”, and concluding with Walker Percy’s “The Thanatos Syndrome”

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Annual Fulton Sheen Lecture

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 1PM

Come celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen!

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Author’s Night: Jonah Goldberg

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 7PM

With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time New York Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity.

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Radical Love: Catholic Women Speak

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 7PM

Join authors Leah Libresco Sargeant; Eve Tushnet and Kerry Weber for a vivid discussion on the Church today.

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Faith and Duty

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 4PM

This panel discussion will examine the role that faith plays in times of war. Beginning the conversation with the rise of the chaplain corps during the First World War, a group of academics, religious, and current duty military will speak about the importance for caring for the spiritual well being of soldiers in the face … Read more

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Civility in America: On Campus

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Princeton Professors Robert P. George and Cornel West discuss the importance of freedom of speech in the search for truth, both on campus and in wider society

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January 2019

Future Now Leadership Talk & Networking Series

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 6PM

An intimate interview series with executives, leaders and professionals in the media and entertainment industry. There will also be networking after the session.

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Finding My Father’s Auschwitz File

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 3PM

On International Holocaust Day of Remembrance, Dr. Allen Hershkowitz and special guests will read from his memoir about finding his father’s Auschwitz records.

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Poetry in America: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 7:30PM

The live version of the PBS show will examine Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art.” Host Elisa New welcomes guests, including singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, who will sing as part of the show, and poet Gregory Orr, as they discuss and interpret the poem.

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February 2019

Inside “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 7PM

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations with John T. McQuillen, Ph.D. of the Morgan Library and Holly Ordway, Ph.D.

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Author’s Night: Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7PM

How should Christians engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic! Sr. Nancy Usselmann challenges Christians to delve into the theological tradition of the Church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is human — including pop culture.

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Haunted Files

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7PM & 9PM

An immersive evening of theater that recreates through audience interaction, performance, and talkback the little-known history of scientific racism in America. A post-show panel discussion follows.

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March 2019

Seeking a Path Forward

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 7PM

Exploring the most substantial issues that Christians grapple with today, through the life experience of Luigi Giussani

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Author’s Night: Sohrab Ahmari

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7PM

Journalist Sohrab Ahmari tells of life as a teenager under the Iranian ayatollahs and deciding there was no God. Nearly 20 years later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. The debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

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Oz at 80

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7PM

A big screen showing of the The Wizard of Oz followed by behind-the-screen stories of the making of the family classic with author, historian, and Judy Garland and Oz expert John Fricke.

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2019 Theatre Women Awards: The Road To Parity

Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 6:30PM

Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary work of… Graciela Daniele The Lifetime Achievement Award May Adrales The Josephine Abady Award Mari Lyn Henry The LPTW Special Award The Kilroys The LPTW Lucille Lortel Visionary Award Mimi Lien  The Ruth Morley Design Award Natasha Sinha The LPTW Lucille Lortel Award Joanne Pottlitzer The LPTW Special Award … Read more

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April 2019

1939: A Year in Film to Remember

April 10, 2019 @ 7PM

In this three-part series, author, professor and film historian Fr. Robert Lauder explores a trio of classics from 1939: Love Affair (March 27), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (April 3), and Ninotchka (April 10).

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Robert McKee’s Story Seminar & TV Day

April 11-14, 2019

During this three-day ‘rite of passage’ STORY seminar, Robert McKee teaches the substance, structure, style, and principles of story.

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June 2019

The Pink Agenda: TPATalks

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 7PM

TPA Talks is a health and wellness symposium highlighting dedicated individuals in the breast cancer community who will share their stories and experiences to educate and inspire those who attend.

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Luigi Giussani Series on Faith and Modernity

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 6:00PM

The 2019 Giussani Series will focus specifically on the distinctive features of Luigi Giussani’s proposal for Christian education.

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