Adult Education Presents: “The Political Animal”
Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan)
As Election Day approaches Adult Education — a monthly lecture series devoted to making useless knowledge somewhat less useless – returns from summer hiatus with a panel of presenters to speak on the theme “The Political Animal.” Lectures will include:
DAVE HILL, “Give Metta World Peace A Chance”
The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest is responsible for one of the most violent episodes in NBA history. He is also the winner of the NBA’s J. Walker Kennedy Citizenship Award. Hill examines what Metta World Peace can teach the rest of us about citizenship.
PHIL CAMPBELL, “Strange Bedfellows”
Every four years, Hollywood churns out one to three films about politics. Campbell examines how well Hollywood director Stephen Gyllenhaal portrayed local American politics in his film Grassroots, which was adapted from Campbell’s memoir of the same name.
Hosted, as always, by CHARLES STAR.