THURSDAY, September 15th, at 7 pm Central:
Join us to mix and mingle with fellow Jewish Currents lovers in Maria’s hybrid indoor/outdoors bar space. Grab a drink or a snack, check out the summer issue, and snag a new Jewish Currents tote.
Maria’s is wheelchair-accessible venue with an indoor bar and outdoor patios. The bar will be open to the public as well as to party-goers, so we strongly encourage vaccinations against Covid-19 and mask use indoors, but they are not mandated. For further accessibility questions or accommodations, please reach out to email@example.com.
THURSDAY, September 22nd at 7 pm Eastern
Join us and fellow Jewish Currents fans at Chilo’s outdoor patio (their Greenwood location)! Grab a drink or a snack, check out the summer issue, and snag a new Jewish Currents tote.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Lisa offering free, unlicensed psychotherapy to party attendees. Dr. Lisa Levy S.P. (Self-Proclaimed) has been performing psychotherapy on the radio, on stage, on the street and in her studio since 2001, and now she’s coming to the Jewish Currents
issue launch party. She’s better than a lot of certified shrinks
because psychoanalysis and therapy is not a job for her, it’s an
obsession. Dr. Lisa gets to the essence of what makes people tick,
attempts to raise their self-awareness a bit, and maybe helps solve some
issues along the way. She doesn’t screw around either, why waste time
since she’s not making money on having people come back?
Chilo’s Greenwood (there are two Brooklyn locations so make sure you go to the right one!) is comprised of a large outdoor patio, with a bar and food trucks. The patio, restrooms, and all spaces are wheelchair accessible. The bar will be open to the public, so we strongly encourage vaccinations against Covid-19 and mask use indoors, but they are not mandated. For further accessibility questions or accommodations, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, September 28th at 12 pm Eastern
Scholar, writer, and international political strategist Dahlia Scheindlin in conversation with Letty Cottin Pogrebin—writer, activist, and co-founding editor of Ms. magazine—about her new book, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy.
This live event and its recording will have automated closed captioning. For accommodation requests or questions about accessibility, please reach out to email@example.com.
THURSDAY, September 29th at 7 pm Eastern
Who is psychoanalysis for? Is it an archaic hobby of the bourgeoisie, or is there a version of psychoanalysis meaningful to all? How can this time-intensive and often costly technique of self-inquiry be made both available and useful to people dealing with ongoing threats to well-being, like economic hardship or racialized trauma? What are the possibilities and limitations of practicing psychoanalysis in conditions of extreme social duress, like colonial occupation? 20th-century practitioners from Wilhelm Reich to Frantz Fanon saw these questions as central to the field and created clinical practices with them in mind. Today, a new generation of clinicians has extended that legacy to challenge the reigning paradigm of mental health care as a form of behavior management, reviving psychoanalysis—with its vision of a slow path to self-knowledge as a mode of healing—in the process. Join theorists and practitioners hannah baer, Hannah Zeavin, and Lara Sheehi, along with Jewish Currents editor Ari M. Brostoff, for a conversation about psychoanalysis and the future of the clinic.