Keynote speeches will be given by (1) Mahzarin R. Banaji, who is the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and (2) Noelle Damico, who is a Senior Fellow of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.
Special ISJR Conference Events on Thursday, June 19
TOUR OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM
(9:45 AM - 12:00 PM)
We have arranged a private tour for 30 conference participants to attend a walking tour of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which tells the stories of 97 Orchard Street, which was built in 1863 and was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants. It is a truly fascinating museum experience with direct implications for the theory and practice of social justice. From the museum website: “They faced challenges we understand today: making a new life, working for a better future, starting a family with limited means.” http://www.tenement.org/about.html
If you would like to reserve a spot on the tour, please add your name to the “doodle poll” here as soon as possible: http://doodle.com/78zws8kk8bp3zkft. The tour will cost $22, which is payable upon registration for the ISJR conference. If more than 30 people sign up, we will schedule a second tour, which will take place concurrently. There will also be an optional lunch outing afterward at a restaurant in the Lower East Side. If you wish to attend the lunch please also indicate that on the “doodle poll.”
ISJR OPENING RECEPTION IN THE NYU PRESIDENTIAL PENTHOUSE
(5:00 – 10: 00 PM)
Join us any time between 5:00 and 10:00 PM for a “happy hour”/opening reception with wine, beer, and heavy appetizers. Catch up with old friends and colleagues and meet new ones. Drop by before or after dinner (or skip it altogether). The venue will be the extraordinary penthouse apartment of NYU President John Sexton (used exclusively for entertaining purposes), with panoramic views of Washington Square and New York City. Welcome to NYU!