Almost exactly one year ago, The New Yorker launched its first-ever digital event series. Streamed monthly, exclusively for subscribers, The New Yorker Live has offered thought-provoking discussions with some of the most fascinating people of our time, from politicians and poets to Oscar winners and war reporters.
Starting on March 28th, The New Yorker Live will continue with a new, seasonal structure, with several events taking place in a single week, four times per year. The inaugural Spring Series will devote discussions to two of the most critical issues of this moment—Russia’s war on Ukraine and the battle for voting rights in the United States—preceded by a teatime conversation with two beloved comedians.
We hope you’ll join us for these three events:
Monday, March 28th, 3-4 P.M. E.T.
The stars of the new animated comedy series “Human Resources,” a spinoff of “Big Mouth,” offer non-expert guidance about how to navigate work, home, and life in 2022, in a conversation moderated by the New Yorker staff writer Naomi Fry.
Tuesday, March 29th, 6-7 P.M. E.T.
The Reverend Dr. William Barber—an activist, author, and MacArthur Fellow—joins Janai Nelson, the president and director-counsel of the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund, to discuss gerrymandering and G.O.P. efforts to disenfranchise voters of color in the lead-up to November’s midterm elections. The New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb will host.
Thursday, March 31st, 5-6 P.M. E.T.
The New Yorker staff writers Masha Gessen and Joshua Yaffa will discuss their recent reporting from Ukraine and Russia—and what may lie ahead—with the magazine’s editor. The conversation will include an extended Q. & A., featuring questions from the audience.