Give Me Your Tired…: Poem, 135 Years Old, Makes Waves
Where: Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
212-294-8301 Price: General Admission $10; Students $7
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Panel Discussion and Poetry Reading featuring Esther Schor, Steven Choi, Christina Greer, and Amy King.
Emma Lazarus’s sonnet, The New Colossus, is perhaps this country’s most famous poem, and recent immigration policies and controversies have thrust both statue and poem into the headlines, from Stephen Miller’s press conference to recent Independence Day protests. Esther Schor, Princeton Professor of English and author of Emma Lazarus, analyzes the recent wave of media attention. To what extent is the Statue of Liberty under fire, and to what extent is she inspiring poetry and actions that uphold her ideals? A panel of respondents include: Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Christina Greer, political scientist, commentator and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration and the Pursuit of the American Dream, Amy King, poet and co-curator of the Guardians Huddled Masses feature.Buy tickets/get more info now