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Confronting Racism, Misogyny and Xenophobia in U.S. History Talk - Hybrid Event

Confronting Racism, Misogyny and Xenophobia in U.S. History Talk - Hybrid Event Online

Join us on Tuesday, June 28 at 5:30 for an event with R. Marie Griffiths, author or Making the World Over: Confronting Racism, Misogyny, and Xenophobia in U.S. History (UVA Press). This event will be in-person, masks required, at the library as well as online.

To participate online, register below to receive an online link.

You do not need to register if you will be attending in person.

Political polarization and unrest are not exclusive to our era, but in the twenty-first century, we are living with seemingly unresolvable disagreements that threaten to tear our country apart. Discrimination, racism, tyranny, religious fundamentalism, political schisms, misogyny, "fake news," border walls, the #MeToo moment, foreign intervention in our electoral process—these cultural and social rifts charge our world, and we have failed to find a path toward agreement or unity.

Making the World Over is Marie Griffith’s thoughtful response to an imperiled nation that has forgotten how to listen and debate productively, at a time when it needs vigorous discourse more than ever. Griffith performs the urgent work of examining the histories behind the issues at the root of our country’s conflicts both past and present, from race and immigration to misogyny and reproductive rights. This is more than a study of the issues; it is an attempt to shed real light on how to encourage constructive dialogue and move society forward.

R.Marie Griffith is John C. Danforth Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics.

Email programs@swhplibrary.org or call (207) 244-7065 for questions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Onsite and Online
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Adults General  
  Lecture / Presentation  
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