Winter/Spring Discussion Group: The Other One Percent

January 10, 2017

Coming soon, on 6 dates throughout the Winter and Spring - 

Join members of the NYC community for a unique reading/discssion group - The Other One Percent - about topics of punishment and the prison industrial complex. 

The first session -- a discussion of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's Guantanamo Diary which is edited by noted human rights advocate Larry Siems -- will be led by parent-author Mark Kurlansky. The book is the first and only diary written by a long-imprisoned Guantanamo detainee and is a NY Times Notable Non-fiction Book for 2015. 

This reading group is a joint effort by The Calhoun School and Barnard Library, and hosted by the St. Agnes Branch of The New York Public Library (NYPL). Barnard College Archivist Shannon O'Neill and Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman are excited to participate: “We look forward to unpacking questions of autonomy in the creation and consumption of media like zines among incarcerated populations.”

Sessions will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the St. Agnes Library located at 444 Amsterdam Avenue at 81st Street in Manhattan, on the following Thursday evenings in 2017: January 26th, February 23rd, April 6th,  April 27th,  May 25th, and June 29th. 

For more information, please click here to view the Press Release.