Guest Talk: Love in the Age of Extinction, with Rory Varrato, Monday, 3/19, 6-8pm

Topic: Love in the Age of Extinction: A Critical Analysis of Intimacy in Film and Television

We live in an ecocidal age characterized by climate breakdown, resource depletion, political repression, and rising fears of nuclear war. How can the stories we tell ourselves help us learn to love amid this existential emergency?

Come join us for a special guest talk with Rory Varrato, current PhD candidate in Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, on Monday, March 19th, from 6-8pm.

Before coming to New York, Rory served as a teacher at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, a Great Books-based liberal arts school in Scottsdale, AZ. Rory earned a B.A. in American History and an M.A. in Political Theory, both from Arizona State University. He delivered a TEDx on Friendship in the Age of Facebook and serves as the graduate coordinator for the Freedom and Citizenship project at Columbia University's Center for American Studies.

John Broughton, Coordinator of Cultural Studies/Interdisciplinary Education, and Interim Director, Film and Education Research Academy, will respond to the discussion and moderate the Q&A.

Please rsvp if you can by Friday, March 16th. All are welcome to attend, even without rsvp.

Where: 104b Russell

To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

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