Program 2017

 

Friday, January 13, 2017 | Photos
6:30 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Positive Because Appealing

The Encounter opens with music and a conversation with Richard Cabral, Actor and former gang member in East Los Angeles, and Fr. Vincent Nagle, Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | Photos
7:30 pm | Second floor

Exhibit
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“I see what you see, but I see more.”
(Luigi Giussani)

The art of taking pictures through the eyes of photographers: Carrie Boretz, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Marcello De Masi, Howard Finkelson, Ken Heyman, and Tony Vaccaro. The exhibit will be presented by curators Mark Bussell and Simonetta d'Italia.

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | Photos
8:15 pm | Second floor

Exhibit
Presentation

"There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
(Leonard Cohen)

Stories from the Journey, presented by the curators Martina Saltamacchia and Fr. José Medina

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | Photos
9:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Shadow and Sound: The Journey of Helen Keller

A reflective, original stage adaptation of Helen Keller's life, including music from the famous composer who shared one of her limitations

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
10:00 am | Auditorium, ground floor

“Economy with a Truly Human Purpose” (Pope Francis): Is It Possible?

A discussion on Pope Francis' proposals for an integrally human economic development with Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom and Business Foundation, Joseph Kaboski, Professor of Economics, The University of Notre Dame, Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, and Paolo  Carozza (moderator), Director of the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
11:30 am | Auditorium, ground floor

The Simple Joy of Eating Well

Recovering a friendly relationship with food and the experience of eating with Ginny Laracy, Therapist, Karen Le Billon, Author, José Porro, System Analysis and Design Director, and Fr. Samuel Fontana (moderator), Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Rayne, LA

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
12:30 pm | Second floor

From 9/11 to Priesthood

A witness by Fr. Tom Colucci, Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Fishkill, New York, former Captain of the New York City Fire Department

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
1:15 pm | Second floor

Exhibit
Presentation

Education: Discovering the Promise of Reality

An exploration of the role of experience in Giussani’s pedagogy in the American context. The exhibit will be presented by curator Annemarie Bacich and teachers Stephen Adubato, Marcie Stockman, Fr. Richard Veras, and Christina Zaccagnino.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
2:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Reality Does Not Betray. Really?

A conversation on this year's Encounter theme with Michael Waldstein, Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University, John Waters, Author; and Fr. José Medina (moderator), US Coordinator of Communion and Liberation.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
3:15 PM | Second floor

© Dinosmichail | Dreamstime.com - Boy In Refugee Camp In Greece Photo

© Dinosmichail | Dreamstime.com - Boy In Refugee Camp In Greece Photo

Anchored to a Presence

A witness by Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso,
Delegated Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development,
on the Holy See’s initiatives to help the Syrian and Iraqi people

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Video
4:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

An American Dream … Come True!

The life of some American saints and their relevance for our times with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Matt Malone, S.J., President & Editor in Chief of America Media, and Claire Vouk, College student, and Paige Sanchez (moderator), Associate Superintendent for Mission Effectiveness for the Archdiocese of New York

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
5:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Schools Contest
Award Ceremony


Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
5:15 pm | Second floor
The Human Adventure Series

The Work of Life

A witness by Alejandro Marius, Founder of Trabajo y Persona, A Venezuelan NGO, Sponsored by the WorkCenter

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
6:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

"Never Lose Infinite Hope" (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Stories of reconciliation with life, with Dan Jusino, Founder and CEO of EMERGE, a re-entry, transitional work program for ex-inmates and Tommaso Bardelli (moderator), Political Science PhD candidate, Yale University.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
7:00 pm | Second floor
The Human Adventure Series

The Devil’s Tricks

A commentary and staged reading of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, organized by the Well-Read Mom reading group, with Dr. James Como, A Founder of the New York C. S. Lewis Society, introduced by Marcie Stokman, Well-Read Mom Founder. Reading by Jacob Donaldson, Actor.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
8:00 pm | Second floor
The Human Adventure Series

The Awakened Heart

A debut screening, organized by AVSI USA, of an award-winning documentary about an education and nutrition center in Mexico, presented by co-directors Giovanni Morricone and Simonetta d'Italia 

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Photos
9:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Invasion 14: the Prisoner, the Priest

A new work by Christopher Vath, musician, for narrator, violin, cello and piano set in the squalid WWI prison of the Maxence Van Der Meersch novel with Kenneth Genuard, narrator; David Han Marks, violin; Rubin Kodheli, cello; and Christopher Vath, piano

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
9:00 am | Auditorium, ground floor

Holy Mass

Celebrated by Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Boston, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the US, with the Choir of Communion and Liberation directed by Christopher Vath


Sunday, January 15, 2017 | Photos
10:15 am | Second floor
The Human Adventure Series

Our Elders as a Resource

A presentation organized by the Association of Medicine and the Person with Anthony Lechich, MD, Sr. V.P. for Clinical Strategy, ArchCare, New York and Mila Villaceran, RN, MSN, FNP Case Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 | Video
11:00 am | Auditorium, ground floor

The Art of Science

A conversation with Dr. Luca Matone, Astrophysicist, Member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration that detected gravitational waves, Dr. Polly Matzinger, Immunologist, NIH who described the “Danger Model” and Dr. Maria Teresa Landi* (moderator), Principal Investigator, NIH

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*Dr. Landi will speak at New York Encounter in her personal capacity.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 | Photos
12:45 pm | Second floor
The Human Adventure Series

An Ultimate Concern

A presentation, organized by Crossroads Cultural Center, on Flannery O’Connor’s approach to reality with Greg Wolfe, Editor of Image

 

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 | Video
2:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Beauty Does Not Betray

A discussion on the themes in the soon-to-be-released book, Disarming Beauty, with its author Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, and Joseph Weiler, Joseph Straus Professor of Law, New York University. 

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
3:15 pm | Second floor

An Encounter that Reawakens Life’s Promise

Stories of a life-changing encounter with Tom Leopold, Writer and Comedian

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 | VIDEO
4:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Are the American People Betraying Their Dream? Or Is the American Dream Betraying its People?

A conversation on American culture and society with David Brooks, The New York Times Editorialist; Rusty Reno, Managing Editor, First Things, and Maurizio Maniscalco (moderator), President of New York Encounter

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
5:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Poetry Contest
Award Ceremony

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
6:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Life as It Is

Wrapping up the Encounter

 

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
8:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Singing about this Brightness

Final night of celebration and songs with the Encounter volunteers

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