Here’s what’s up: Wednesday October 16th - Wednesday October 23rd

Here are the upcoming events from Wednesday October 16th through Wednesday October 23rd featuring NYU Press authors! 

Wednesday 10/16 6:00PM | Charlene Mires
1154 Boylston Street, Boston MA
Charlene Mires, author of Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, will present an illustrated talk about the dramatic, surprising, and often comic story of civic boosterism awakened by the UN’s search for home. 

Thursday 10/17 12:30PM | Constance Rosenblum
JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly NJ
Constance Rosenblum, author of Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, shares the intimate stories of how New Yorkers who reside in places as Park Avenue palaces, brownstone apartments, mansions, lofts and garrets really live. 

Thursday 10/17 6:15PM | Theresa Morris
1250 Albany Avenue, Hartford CT
Theresa Morris, author of Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America, will speak about her new book at the Albany Branch of the Hartford Public Library.

Thursday 10/17 7:00PM | Mark Anthony Neal
1201 Fayetteville Street, NC
Mark Anthony Neal, author of Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities, will explore the criminalization of the black male image in contemporary popular American Culture and how these distortions often lead to antagonism toward black men in the public imagination.

Friday 10/18 8:30AM - 6:00PM | Kim Richman
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles CA 
Dr. Kim Richman, author of Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges and the Transformation of American Family Law, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA symposium “What We Talk About When We Talk About Queer.”

Friday 10/18 12:00PM - 2:00PM | Arlene Dávila
300 East Orange Mall, Tempe AZ
Arlene Dávila, author of Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility Acorss the Neoliberal Americas, is the featured speaker at the Comparative Border Studies Fall 2013 Scholar-in-Residence Colloquium at Arizona State University.

Saturday 10/19 4:00PM | Mark Anthony Neal
151 West Randolph Street, Chicago IL
Mark Anthony Neal, author of Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities, will be a featured speaker at “Hip Hop: Movement Beyond the Music.”

Tuesday 10/22 7:00PM | Bernadette Barton
310 College Street, Barbourville KY
Bernadette Barton, author of Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays, will speak about her book at Union College.

Wednesday 10/23 4:00PM | Marjorie Heins
University of Michigan, 100 Hutchins Hall
Join Marjorie Heins, author of Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge, for the university of Michigan’s annual lecture honoring three professors (Davis, Markert, Nickerson) who were unjustly fired in the 1950’s. 

Wednesday 10/23 6:30PM | Constance Rosenblum
91 Orchard Street, New York NY
Constance Rosenblum and guests Mary Sansone, Carol Zakaluk, Kim Ima, Bharati Kemraj and Jose Diaz Oyola, all of whom are profiled in her book Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, will discuss their lives, their homes, and their deep roots in New York City.

Wednesday 10/23 6:30PM - 8:30 PM | Robert Ji-Sing Ku, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Anita Mannur
19 West 4th Street, New York NY
Robert Ji-Sing Ku, Martin F. Manalansan IV, and Anita Mannur, editors of Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader, discuss Eating Asian America with Krishnendu Ray (Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, NYU Steinhardt) alongside some of the most prominent figures in Asian American food.

For more information, check out our events page here.

You will search in vain in the Constitution of the United States … for that word ‘white,’ it is not there … The omission of this word — this phrase of caste — from our national charter, was not accidental, but intentional.
John Bingham, the father of the Fourteenth Amendment, helped put a guarantee of individual equality into the U.S. Constitution.

In case you missed it…

September 17 is Constitution Day. Over at our blog, From the Square, we came up with a short list of NYU Press books we think every American citizen should read—or at least keep on their bookshelf.

Brush up on your constitutional knowledge, and check a few of ‘em out!

Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Jury duty is constitutional duty—and a core responsibility of citizenship! The first book written for jurors, Why Jury Duty Matters provides readers with an understanding of the constitutional value of jury duty. (Also, be sure to read the author’s excellent piece in The Atlantic on ways to the make the Constitution relevant to our daily lives.)

America’s Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment by Gerard N. Magliocca

America’s Founding Son sheds light on the forgotten father of the Fourteenth Amendment, John Bingham—who helped put a guarantee of fundamental rights and equality to all Americans (not just white men) into the U.S. Constitution. 

On March 5, NYPD Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski ordered officers to perform criminal background checks on complaining witnesses as well as alleged perpetrators in domestic violence cases. A police source told the New York Post that reminding women of their open warrants “force[s] them to remain cooperative.” Don’t want to prosecute your partner? You can go to jail instead.
Leigh Goodmark explains the effects of New York City’s new background check policy for victims of domestic abuse. 
The jury - it matters. Whether you show up as a senator or a slacker, you know what? You’re given the same rights and the same responsibilities. Right there in the jury room, it’s all leveled. It’s all there. What you do on the outside doesn’t matter. What matters is, you’re a citizen.
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, author of Why Jury Duty Matters