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NHC Virtual Book Club Series: Conflict and Resolution: Can We Dance Away Our Troubles?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Catherine M. Cole, , Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English, University of Washington

Can we dance away our troubles? This week Catherine M. Cole considers how the work of African performers has helped address bitter legacies of injustice and oppression. Join Cole and host Jane O. Newman for a discussion of Cole's book, Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice.

For centuries, the importance of civility to the health of republics has been widely recognized. Peaceful resolution of conflicts, open debate, and the nurturing of an engaged citizenry are essential to maintaining governments in which power is held by the people.

And yet, civility remains elusive. The scholars in this series help us think about ways of encouraging, preserving, and restoring civility-through political and creative expression, in the courts, on the page, and on the screen-from the classical period to the modern era.

This engaging series is offered free of charge via YouTube Live. To make a comment or ask a question during the event, you will need to sign into YouTube with your Google/Gmail account.

Contact: Anne Light