POSTPONED – VCS and Honors present Which Way Forward?, The Inaugural SVA Politics Debate – Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm in room 101C

Due to this week’s campus closure and SVA’s cancellation of all school events through March 20th, WHICH WAY FORWARD? has been postponed. We will post an update about its rescheduling when more information becomes available.

 

 

Which Way Forward?

The Inaugural SVA Politics Debate

A forum for SVA students and alumni to discuss and debate key issues in American society and the world

Thursday, March 12 // 133 W. 21st St. // 101C //6:30pm

RSVP here or by writing art-pol@sva.edu

 

 

WHICH WAY FORWARD?
The Inaugural SVA Politics Debate

A forum for SVA students and alumni to discuss and debate key issues in American society and the world. The first in what we hope will become a yearly tradition at SVA, we invite students from different parts of the political spectrum, in the middle of a contentious primary season, to discuss WHICH WAY FORWARD? We’ll be tackling three main issues: climate change, student loans, and inequality. Each of these is a major crisis touching young people’s lives—can our political system do anything to address them? Panelists will answer questions, offer rebuttals, and have a chance to weigh in on which presidential contender will make things better. Come to watch a heated debate, learn something new, decide how you’ll vote in April and November, and maybe even get involved!

Featured Panelists include:

  • •  Ameerah Joseph (Honors Freshman, Yang supporter)
  • •  Julianna Ham (VCS Junior; SVA YDSA)
  • •  Kenneth Varvel (SVA Film alum; staff at Computer Arts Dept)
  • •  Townes Nelson (Columbia undergrad, Sunrise Movement)

 

Moderator: Jeremy Cohan (Dir. of Honors)

 


 

The Art & Politics Lecture Series

Humanity is living through an interlocking series of crises. It is difficult to say strongly enough how urgent the situation is. How do these conditions impact the arts? Does art have resources that might come to our aid in these serious times? What is to be done? In light of all there is to understand and to change, SVA’s Art & Politics Lecture Series, co-hosted by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies and Honors Program, invites activists, scholars, politicians, artists, critics, historians, curators, and scientists, to address, discuss and debate politics, art, and the delicate filaments that tie them together.

Visual & Critical Studies