Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 p.m.
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, enter at 31 Washington Place
Four months after the uprisings in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park began, Baar entered a classroom in Ankara, Turkey to teach her course, “Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: The Fight for Equality in the United States.” How she worked with her students—and what she learned from them—is the focus of the lecture.
Baar obtained her doctorate in history from Saybrook University in 2006 after a long career in theater and union organizing. Previously a labor archivist at NYU’s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Baar received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Award to teach history, theater, and research methods at Turkey’s Hacettepe University, where she also directed a play, “Twelve Angry Jurors.” In 2012, she received the Outstanding Teaching Award from NYU’s College of Arts and Science for her course, “Women, the Entertainment Industry, and the Blacklist Era.”
This event is free and open to the public.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, space is limited.
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