The Conversation -- "Memorials and Monuments: Lessons from Charlottesville, New Orleans, and Port Chicago" Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 – 8pm
The Conversation -- "Memorials and Monuments: Lessons from Charlottesville, New Orleans, and Port Chicago"
Location:24th Street Theater, Sierra 2 Center
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Location of Event:Sacramento - Off Campus
Cost:Free
Contact Phone #:530-754-0331
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions
Presented by:Gregory Downs, Javier Arbona, Jaimey Fisher
Sponsored by:UC Davis Humanities Institute

Join us for “The Conversation,” a new public event series hosted by the UC Davis Humanities Institute that invites professors and public intellectuals to consider current issues of the day. The Conversation will offer an open format, including short remarks by each participant as well as plenty of time for questions and discussion by the audience.

In our first installment, we reflect on recent events in Charlottesville and New Orleans, among other places, that have wrestled with how we remember and memorialize the past. Monuments and calls for their removal have become flashpoints for wider debates about our history and identity.

Panelists will include UC Davis Professors Gregory Downs (History), a leading historian of the Civil War and a leader in the effort to create the first National Park site devoted to Reconstruction and emancipation, and Javier Arbona (American Studies and Design), who is completing a project on memorial landscapes, Black Resistance, and World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area. “The Conversation” will be moderated by Professor Jaimey Fisher of German and Cinema and Digital Media, who has written about contemporary Germany’s relationship to its difficult past.
The event is free and open to the public.

Please come and join the conversation!

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