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  • Food for Thought – Social Media for Social Good in Our Pandemic Era – Wednesday, December 1 at 12 pm, online
    • Richard Greenberg and Michael Seiler, co-founders of the first social media intelligence platform for the civic sector, Torch, will explore how social media can be a force for good in our society during the time of COVID-19. Greenberg and Seiler will present on how nonprofit organizations, elected officials, and activists are using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to build movements and raise awareness to drive positive change across a variety of issues.
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony 2021 – Thursday, December 2 at 5 pm, Low Plaza
    • From 5 to 5:30 pm, the General Studies Student Council, Columbia College Student Council, Engineering Student Council and Barnard Student Government Association are giving away mugs to the first 500 undergraduate students who show up!
    • At 6 pm, after words from several administrators and performances from various campus acappella groups, we will count down to officially lighting the trees! Come out, dress warmly, and celebrate the end of the semester!
  • SPARK with Akoto Ofori-Atta :: On Journalism for Black Audiences – Thursday December 2, at 6 pm, Ella Weed Room (Milbank 223)
    • Join us for a conversation with Akoto Ofori-Atta, Cofounder and Chief Audience Officer of Capital B, a Black-led, nonprofit local and national news organization reporting for Black communities across the country, launching early 2022.
  • Celebrating Recent Work by Katharina Volk – Thursday, December 2 at 6:15 pm, online
    • In The Roman Republic of Letters, Katharina Volk explores a fascinating chapter of intellectual history, focusing on the literary senators of the mid-first century BCE who came to blows over the future of Rome even as they debated philosophy, history, political theory, linguistics, science, and religion.
  • A conversation with Tommy Orange – Thursday, December 2 at 7 pm, online
    • Award-winning Cheyenne-Arapaho novelist Tommy Orange will discuss the role of oral history, documentary, and storytelling in his novel There There as well as his novel-in-progress on Indian Boarding Schools.

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