Monday, August 25, 2014

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of August 25

Reading Room Cliffs Notes is the essential guide to what's going on in the Reading Room for the upcoming week. The "Flashback" section captures a highlight from last week, while "Foreshadowing" gives a full list of the upcoming week's events. Make a visit to the Bryant Park Reading Room presented by HSBC a plot point in your week!  

Flashback of the Week: Danielle Allen, Our Declaration
Photo: Angelito Jusay Photography.
Last week we hosted the final program in our Non-Fiction series with an audience of 237 guests. Danielle Allen, author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, engaged the audience with her discussion on the role of equality in the declaration. 

Foreshadowing for the Week of August 25
TUESDAY 
John Hope Bryant, Entrepreneur and Founder of Operation HOPE, discusses his book How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class. The Solution for the 100%. John is known as one of the foremost authorities on poverty eradication, and has been an adviser to the last four sitting U.S. Presidents, a thought leader, motivational speaker, and an innovator in the business of empowerment. 
Hosted by Dan Hanson, Sustainability Investments Expert, Partner and Head of U.S. Equities at Jarislowsky Fraser USA.
Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Peter Gizzi, Dorothea Lasky, Amber Atiya, and Cathy Park Hong read original works. Produced in partnership with Tim Donnelly. 

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