Unpacking Current Events
Where: Industry City
220 36th St./The Landing
718-557-9432 Price: Free
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Overwhelmed by the news? Eager to get involved but not sure how or where to start? We can help. Industry City is hosting a guided conversation about current affairs to help you process and engage in what’s happening in the world. You will leave feeling less intimidated and armed with the tools to have calm, and dynamic political conversations. Refreshments will be provided.
Presenter (2/28): Sari Rosenberg, Natalia Petrzela
- Sari Rosenberg is a U.S. history teacher and writer. She is currently on a team writing the new 11th grade U.S. History curriculum for the New York City Department of Education. Sari is also a frequent curriculum consultant at New-York Historical Society. She is currently writing a YA book about U.S. women’s history. Her most recent media appearances include TheSkimm’s Back To School series and Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum.” Last year, she wrote the #SheDidThat series for A+E/Lifetime, daily women’s history posts and videos. Sari has been teaching U.S. History at the High School for Environmental Studies, a public high school in NYC, for nearly 17 years. In 2015, she co-founded the Feminist Eagles, a feminist club for teens. She holds a B.A. from Columbia and a M.A. from Columbia Teachers College.
- Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. is a historian of the contemporary United States and is currently writing a book on American fitness culture, FIT NATION: How America Embraced Exercise As The Government Abandoned It (under contract with University of Chicago Press). She is the author of Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford UP, 2015), co-host of Past Present Podcast, and her writing frequently appears in venues such as The Washington Post, Slate, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Natalia is Associate Professor of History at The New School and a co-founder of wellness education program Healthclass 2.0. She holds a B.A. from Columbia and a master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford and is based in New York City.