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This week in North Philly Notes, we announce the new Temple University Press podcast, which features an interview with Ray Didinger about his memoir, Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, a...

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Spring 2021 Conferences

Visit our virtual booths:

• Northeast Modern Langauge Associaton
• National Conference of Black Political Scientsts
• Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Association for Asian American Studies
Organization of American Historians
Society for Disability Studies
• Midwest Political Science Association
• Southern Sociological Society


"Beethoven in Beijing": An Evening with the Filmmakers

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

WHYY's Great Performances explores the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Historic 1973 Tour and China’s Contribution to Classical Music in Beethoven in Beijing. Hear from Jennifer Lin and Sharon Mullally, co-directors of the film, and Jindong Cai, one of the film's producers and an expert in Chinese music.  Watch for our forthcoming book Beethoven in Beijing by Jennifer Lin coming this Spring 2022. Sign up here for information when the book becomes available from Temple University Press. 

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Allies and Obstacles
Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard K. Scotch

ONLINE: Join the authors on May 10th as Oregon State University celebrates the 30th year anniversary of the ADA. 
Use promo code ALLIES2021 for a 30% discount on the paper and/or ebook version, expires July 31st.

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Finished Business
My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches

Ray Didinger

LISTEN: Ray Didinger is featured in the inaugural episode of the Temple University Press Podcast

ONLINE: May 26 @ 7:30pm Ray Didinger discusses his life and latest book at the Free Library of Philadelphia

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Degrees of Separation
Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

Schneur Zalman Newfield

ONLINE: Join Zalman Newfield at Beth Sholom Congregation on May 13 @ 7:30-8:30pm. The talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

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Illegal Immigrants/Model Minorities
The Cold War of Chinese American Narrative

Heidi Kim

ONLINE: Join UNC Chapel Hill, AAC Director Heidi Kim and AAC Fellow Nitasha Sharma for a conversation about their new books.  Register for the event here.

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