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Special Event: Cultural PostMortem 2020
January 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A joint collaboration between Carolina Public Humanities, the Center for Humanities & the Arts (University of Colorado at Boulder) and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (University of Iowa)
Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Dr. Ruth Ellen Kocher (CU Boulder)
Dr. Christopher Merrill (U of Iowa)
How can artists and scholars help the nation contend with the peril in which we find ourselves—starting with our own campuses? The 2020 US presidential race was one of the most politically and ideologically divisive and contentious races that we’ve ever seen. And as the events of January 6, 2021 have illustrated, the nation remains divided to the point where political leaders at the highest level are challenging election results without any evidence or basis in reality and a largely white group of insurrectionists tried to overthrow the US government. Our humanities centers, located in three different states that also have a history of divided state government, have brought together three artist-scholars to reflect on the cultural, social, and political fall-out from the 2020 election—a fall-out that we will undoubtedly continue to feel the ramifications of long after the January 20 inauguration—and to imagine paths forward.
Date and time: Wednesday, January 27 @ 5:30-7 pm ET
Registration: This Zoom webinar is free and open to the public; registration is required.
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