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Book Launch for Matthew Miller
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Book Launch for Matthew Miller

Fishing Through the Apocalypse

An Angler's Adventures in the 21st Century

What does the future hold for fish and the people who pursue them? Fishing Through the Apocalypseexplores that question through a series of fishing stories about the reality of the sport in the 21st century.

Matthew Miller (director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy) explores fishing that might be considered dystopian: joining anglers as they stick their lines into trash-filled urban canals, or visiting farm ponds where you can catch giant, endangered fish for a fee. But it isn’t all bleak. When it comes to fishing, the other part of the story is this: a cadre of anglers is looking to right past wrongs, to return native species, to remove dams, to appreciate the unappreciated fish, to clean our waters and protect public lands.

As an angler and conservationist, Matt removes any and all preconceived notions about what it means to fish in the 21st century in order to see the different visions of the future that exist right here, right now.

Fishing Through the Apocalypse offers one of the widest-ranging looks at fish conservation in the United States, and also includes some of the more unusual adventures ever featured in a fishing book.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Krish Mohan's Politely Angry! (Stand Up Comedy)

Comedian Krish Mohan explores various social, political and philosophical issues, such as war culture, immigration, economics and more with his quick wit & quirky attitude. Described as "dangerously perceptive and honest, but somehow still loving and inclusive" by venues across the country, Krish's show will make you think and laugh at the same time.

Krish Mohan is a Nationally Touring, Socially conscious, Indian standup Comedian and Writer who regularly tours the country. Performing at small theaters, listening rooms, DIY venues, comedy clubs, coffee shops, bars, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, he addresses tackling hot button topics like race, religion, war, immigration, while adding an optimistic, philosophical & sociological twist!

Mohan has also been featured on NPR in New York & North Carolina. He has also performed and sold out shows at several Fringe Festivals (IndyFringe, Pittsburgh Fringe, Capital Fringe, Philly Fringe Arts), where he has been an audience favorite with his unique brand of comedy & social vigilantism. Krish also won the 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival Audience Choice award!

He has also opened for nationally touring headliners like Stewart Huff, Redacted Tonights Lee Camp, Hari Kondabolu, Cameron Esposito, Dom Irerra and many more. Krish is also the host of the weekly socio-political commentary web show, Fork Full of Noodles and the socio-political interview podcast Taboo Table Talk, which includes the weekly news segment, The Dispatch.

http://ramannoodlescomedy.com

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Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump Book Release Party

Book written by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Esq.

Within days of taking office, President Donald J. Trump published or announced changes to immigration law and policy. These changes have profoundly shaken the lives and well-being of immigrants and their families, many of whom have been here for decades, and affected the work of the attorneys and advocates who represent or are themselves part of the immigrant community. Banned examines the tool of discretion, or the choice a government has to protect, detain, or deport immigrants, and describes how the Trump administration has wielded this tool in creating and executing its immigration policy.

Banned combines personal interviews, immigration law, policy analysis, and case studies to answer the following questions: (1) what does immigration enforcement and discretion look like in the time of Trump? (2) who is affected by changes to immigration enforcement and discretion?; (3) how have individuals and families affected by immigration enforcement under President Trump changed their own perceptions about the future?; and (4) how do those informed about immigration enforcement and discretion describe the current state of affairs and perceive the future? Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia pairs the contents of these interviews with a robust analysis of immigration enforcement and discretion during the first eighteen months of the Trump administration and offers recommendations for moving forward.

The story of immigration and the role immigrants play in the United States is significant. The government has the tools to treat those seeking admission, refuge, or opportunity in the United States humanely. Banned offers a passionate reminder of the responsibility we all have to protect America’s identity as a nation of immigrants.

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Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Provisions Magazine Dinner

It's harvest season, and Elaine Meder-Wilgus and her team at Webster's Bookstore & Cafe know how to make the most of the bounty of our land. Come for a six-course vegan tasting menu, including a cheese course, and stay for the pairings of poetry, short plays and music.

You won't believe your tastebuds. We will be closing early (5pm) for this special event.

Tickets are $65 and available here: https://provisionsmag.com/product/vegan-feast-at-websters-sept-5-2019/

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