Shining Lights in the Lingering Night

Monday, October 14, 2019, 7 - 8:30pm

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Join us for "Shining Lights in the Lingering Night", an evening of readings and live music observing the struggle for equality in the United States. The New School's College of Performing Arts, in conjunction with the 400 Years of Inequality Organizing Committee and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will host an evening featuring several readings from Voices of a People’s History  performed by students from the School of Drama and special guests as well as musical performances by students from the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music with special guests. Registration required.

Artistic Direction: Jennifer Miranda Holmes. 

Video projection design: Tal Yarden and students from the New School's School of Drama.

400 Years of Inequality is a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals calling on everyone - families, friends, communities, institutions - to plan their own observance of 1619, learn the stories of their own local places, and organize for a more just and equal future. 

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.