Week Eight :: Aug. 11–18

The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century

It is said that those who do not remember their history are doomed to repeat it. So we look to that history, and to the communities, movements and ideas existing at the fringes in our world today. What do we forget, at our own peril? How can we be stewards of remembering, and what must we remember? We are responsible for the histories of our societies, our families, and of our own individual selves. How can we preserve, honor, and ultimately learn from what was and what is? This meeting of the past and present hinges upon what — and who — we must remember.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Not to Be Forgotten: A Focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this 50th anniversary year of his assassination we honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What have we forgotten about the messages taught by Dr. King in the 1960s? What did we fail to learn about race in America, at our own peril? Why do current day Americans love to quote from the “early King” and “I Have a Dream,” but steer away from Dr. King’s later understandings about the intersection of race, war and poverty? Let us remember, at this time in our history, in order that we might truly begin to live his dream.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. Irene Monroe

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    The Reverend Monroe is an ordained minister and motivational speaker who speaks for a sector of society that is frequently invisible.

    Sun., August 12 at 10:45am | Mon., August 13 – Fri., August 17 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua School of Dance Gala

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    Chautauqua is recognized as having one of the finest summer dance programs in the U.S. Young dancers from around the country audition to be part of this excellent program. This student gala gives Chautauqua an opportunity to see, first hand, the talent, dedication and grace of these incredible young people.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 13, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. Irene Monroe

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    The Reverend Monroe is an ordained minister and motivational speaker who speaks for a sector of society that is frequently invisible.

    Sun., August 12 at 10:45am | Mon., August 13 – Fri., August 17 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 13, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Calidore String Quartet

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    The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (The New York Times) has won them accolades across the globe. They recently made international headlines as the winner of the Grand-Prize of the inaugural 2016...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Paisley Rekdal, CLSC Author, The Broken Country

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    Winner of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam, uses a violent incident that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2012 as a springboard for examining the long-term cultural...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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     Into the Music Series No. 3Gemma New, conductor | Johannes Moser, cello

    Repertoire: Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, op. 26, "Fingals Cave"; Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85; Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485



    Location: Amphitheater