Literary | Talks

Anna Deavere Smith

Tue, May 21, 2019
  • 7PM
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
ALL TICKETS:  $20 event only; $30 with pre-signed book (over 35% off book list price)
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Tuesday May 21, 2019
Performances no longer available.
Part of Unbound

Unbound: Anna Deavere Smith
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
In conversation with Dr. Carla Shedd
Launch of Notes from the Field

Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Anna Deavere Smith takes part in an intimate conversation to celebrate the literary publication of her 2015 play Notes from the Field. Smith's acclaimed one-person play, now for the first time in print, includes the voices of a host of real-life figures who witness, experience, and fight the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. This urgent work brings together twenty voices—students and teachers, counselors and congressmen, preachers and prisoners—that shine a light on the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Unbound: Anna Deavere Smith
Carla Shedd, Ph.D.

Dr. Carla Shedd is the associate professor of sociology and urban education at CUNY Graduate Center. She is the award-winning author of Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice, which examines the symbiosis between public school systems and the criminal justice system in Chicago. Her current book project, When Protection and Punishment Collide: America’s Juvenile Court System and the Carceral Continuum, explores the links between schools, neighborhoods, and juvenile justice courts in New York City.