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POSTPONED: Reed on the Road in New York City

This spring, we're taking Reed on the road!

At Reed on the Road in New York City, you will

  • hear President Audrey Bilger reflect on her first nine months at Reed;
  • attend a condensed lecture from the Harlem module of Humanities 110 given by Professor Jan Mieszkowski, professor of German and humanities.

In a talk titled "Poetry, Race, and the Blues," Professor Mieszkowski will discuss some of the methodological and ideological challenges of teaching the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance in Hum 110. He will also invite the audience to read two short texts with him: Langston Hughes’s "The Weary Blues" and Gwendolyn Bennett's "Hatred."

To register for this event, please submit your RSVP by March 17.

About the location: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.

Reed on the Road is a series of regional events designed for Reed alumni and parents. These events offer rich institutional and academic content delivered by campus leadership.

Following the CDC guidelines, Reed College discourages people who are not feeling well from attending events. The college also requests that people leave events if they begin to have symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and seek medical advice.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

Event Type

Lecture, Alumni, Reception


Alumni, Parents & Family



New York Alumni Chapter
Alumni Programs


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