public humanities at yale | e-newsletter | december 2019

Luis G. Luna, Sylvia Ryerson and Alicia Schmidt Camacho at the Yale Broadcast Studio where they recorded this month's interview.  See brief bios here.

Welcome to the Public Humanities @ Yale monthly e-newsletter.

In our December issue, we invite you to listen to Professor Alicia Schmidt Camacho interview collaborators Sylvia Ryerson (second year PhD student in American Studies) and photographer, DJ, and community organizer Luis G. Luna, who are launching a new podcast: Melting the ICE / Derritiendo el Hielo.  

Melting the ICE / Derritiendo el Hielo is a bilingual podcast and radio show dedicated to sharing testimonio from people directly impacted by ICE detention, unpacking how this system works and who is profiting, and to sharing information and organizing strategies about how people are fighting back.  Most of all, the series is dedicated to broadcasting messages of love, solidarity and support to people currently held behind ICE detention center walls.  The show airs on the local, independent airwaves of WPKN 89.5 FM in CT and WKCR 89.9 FM in NYC, reaching four of the largest ICE immigration detention centers in New Jersey and the surrounding areas, as well as communities across New York City and Connecticut.  

Events coming up in December and January are listed below.  We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Public Humanities Now

Interview: Melting the Ice
podcast | 30 minutes

Podcast | Professor Alicia Schmidt Camacho interviews Sylvia Ryerson and Luis G. Luna about their new bilingual podcast: Melting the ICE / Derritiendo el Hielo.

listen | Learn more about Melting the ICE / Derritiendo el Hielo   here.

Podcast: Excerpt from the first episode of "Melting the Ice"
podcast | 12 minutes

Podcast | Excerpt from the first episode of Melting the ICE / Derritiendo el Hielo.   

listen | New episodes will be available beginning the evening of December 1, 2019 @, or subscribe on Apple podcasts

Events This Month 

[ Events Are Free & Open To The Public ] 

Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 6:00-7:30 | Lecture & Conversation

"Toni Morrison and the Question of Democracy" with Daphne Brooks, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, Professor of Theater Studies, American Studies and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies.  
Location: New Haven Free Public Library, Ives Main Branch
Address: 133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT

Thursday, Dec 5 | 4:00-6:00 | Lecture and Conversation

"Fighting Sleep: The War for the Mind and the US Military” with Franny Nudelman (Department of English, Carleton University) and Michael Denning (Professor of American Studies, Yale University), discussant
Location: Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC 102)
Address: 63 High Street New Haven, CT

Thursday, Dec. 5 | 7:00 | Film Screening & Talkback

Good Night and Good Luck  (2005) and talkback with Seth Fein (School of Cinema, Brooklyn College). 
Location: Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
Address: 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 6:00-7:30 | Lecture & Conversation

“Understanding Health Care and Health Policy" with Carolyn Roberts
Location: New Haven Free Public Library, Wilson Branch
Address: 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven, CT

Tuesday, Dec. 17 | 6:00-7:30 | Lecture & Conversation

“Mr. Saund Goes to Washington" with Mary Lui, Professor of American Studies and History.  Prof. Lui will discuss the historic 1956 election of Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian American elected to the U.S. Congress.
Location: New Haven Free Public Library, Wilson Branch
Address: 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven, CT

Events Next Month

[ Events Are Free & Open To The Public ] 

Tuesday, January 21 | 6:00-7:30 | Lecture & Conversation

“Writing Race in America: Black is the Body" with Emily Bernard
Location: New Haven Free Public Library, Wilson Branch
Address: 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven, CT

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