The most unanticipated and rewarding turns in a story often start with the ugliest beginnings. After a recent series of global and national crises wherein we nearly lost ourselves, what if the arts and design practices are the very catalyst we need to write the next chapter of our collective story? Join Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr., A’88, in a conversation about his latest book Growing Up Ugly: Memoirs of a Black Boy Daydreaming and its deeper implications about fostering personal resilience and social renaissance after crisis.

This event also includes a book sale fundraiser. For a limited time, James is offering a copy of his new book as a premium for anyone who makes a donation at one of three special price points that include a tax-deductible gift to The Cooper Union.

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