Special Events

Thanks to generous sponsors, York College will host a variety of outstanding lectures and bring noteworthy speakers such as R. David Edelman and Piper Kerman on campus to address timely and relevant topics. Additionally, Emily Dickinson fans will want to see the award-winning play, The Belle of Amherst. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend these free events as they are sure to generate plenty of discussion.

York College students walking across campus
Piper Kerman
September 26 at 7 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Join Piper Kerman in a discussion of her memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.
Tickets are required for this event.
3rd Annual Perspectives on Peace Lecture
November 9 at 5:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The Perspectives on Peace Lecture speaker is U.S. Army veteran Chris Dacre. Chris will discuss conflicts of war, global issues and waging peace.
Education in a Global Context
November 13 at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Leacture Hall
Join Marcia Grant in the discussion of cultural challenges and opportunities in today’s education.
Machines that Discriminate: Fairness and Social Justice in the Era of Big Data
November 13 at 7:15 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
R. David Edelman will be talking about the impact of technology on our lives, national security, and economy.
Chandra Manning
Lincoln Refugees from Slavery, and the Difficult Birth of Freedom
November 14 at 7 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
Chandra Manning will be discussing contraband camps and the struggle for freedom.
The Belle of Amherst
February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Jennifer Burke will be performing The Belle of Amherst based on the life of Emily Dickinson.