Exploring New Suns: Deer Dancer with Author Kathleen Alcalá and guests Susan M. Natali and Don Hankins

Fri, Nov 20 2020
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual

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Brooklyn Public Library has partnered with Science Friday to host a series of virtual events that focus on stories from New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl. Each evening, we will discuss a story from New Suns, in which the author will be joined by a scientist who can help shed more light on some of the concepts explored. 

Attendees are encouraged to read the story in advance, as we will include questions and thoughts from audience members! Use your BPL library card or eCard for unlimited access to the ebook version of New Suns, available now through November 30th, 2020.

This program will be viewable post-event via SciFri’s YouTube page.

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

By registering for this event, you will be subscribing to the Science Friday email list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

About Science Friday

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. For 25 years we’ve introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we’re more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning podcasts, digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. We like to say we’re brain fun, for curious people.

All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. WNYC Studios distributes our radio show, which you can catch on public radio stations across the U.S.

Upcoming Events:

  • November 20th, 2020 at 8:00pm – Exploring New Suns: Deer Dancer with Author Kathleen Alcalá and guests Susan M. Natali and Don Hankins

This week’s discussion focuses on the story of a young woman named Tater living in a world ravaged by climate change.

Susan M. Natali is an Arctic ecologist whose work explores permafrost thaw and the global risks it poses. She leads Woodwell Climate’s Arctic Program, which investigates the drivers and consequences of rapid Arctic change. Her research examines the effects of permafrost thaw and fire on the storage or release of carbon, and thus, on global climate. You can find out more about Susan and her work with Woodwell Climate's Arctic Program on their website.

Don Hankins is a professor of Geography and Planning and a Plains Miwak cultural practitioner based at California State University-Chico in Chico, California. Drawing from his academic and cultural knowledge he is particularly interested in Indigenous traditional knowledge and policy and their application as a keystone process to aid in conservation and stewardship. You can find out more about Don's work on the CSU Chico website.

This week’s discussion focuses on the struggle of a father dealing with a mysterious entity while the fate of his son hangs in the balance.

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Brooklyn Public Library has partnered with Science Friday to host a series of virtual events that focus on stories from New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl. Each evening, we will discuss a story from New Suns, in which the author will be joined by a scientist who can help shed more light on some of the concepts explored. 

Attendees are encouraged to read the story in advance, as we will include questions and thoughts from audience members! Use your BPL library card or eCard for unlimited access to the ebook version of New Suns, available now through November 30th, 2020.

This program will be viewable post-event via SciFri’s YouTube page.

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

By registering for this event, you will be subscribing to the Science Friday email list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

About Science Friday

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. For 25 years we’ve introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we’re more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning podcasts, digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. We like to say we’re brain fun, for curious people.

All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. WNYC Studios distributes our radio show, which you can catch on public radio stations across the U.S.

Upcoming Events:

  • November 20th, 2020 at 8:00pm – Exploring New Suns: Deer Dancer with Author Kathleen Alcalá and guests Susan M. Natali and Don Hankins

This week’s discussion focuses on the story of a young woman named Tater living in a world ravaged by climate change.

Susan M. Natali is an Arctic ecologist whose work explores permafrost thaw and the global risks it poses. She leads Woodwell Climate’s Arctic Program, which investigates the drivers and consequences of rapid Arctic change. Her research examines the effects of permafrost thaw and fire on the storage or release of carbon, and thus, on global climate. You can find out more about Susan and her work with Woodwell Climate's Arctic Program on their website.

Don Hankins is a professor of Geography and Planning and a Plains Miwak cultural practitioner based at California State University-Chico in Chico, California. Drawing from his academic and cultural knowledge he is particularly interested in Indigenous traditional knowledge and policy and their application as a keystone process to aid in conservation and stewardship. You can find out more about Don's work on the CSU Chico website.

This week’s discussion focuses on the struggle of a father dealing with a mysterious entity while the fate of his son hangs in the balance.

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