Watch and engage with Chautauqua programs live or on demand this summer using our five online platforms. You will want to register for our platforms a head of time so you are ready to watch lectures and programs when they start and join in for some of our live conversations.

Chautauqua Assembly Video Platform

Other stuff

Chautauqua Assembly Video Platform

Other stuff

Chautauqua Assembly Video Platform

Other stuff

Chautauqua Assembly Video Platform

Other stuff

Chautauqua Assembly Video Platform

Other stuff

Chautauqua Mirror Project

thumbnail image002Chautauqua Institution has a history of holding space for conversations and dialogue, and the African American Heritage House has hosted some of the most dynamic and important conversations about race on the grounds. The Institution and the AAHH are partnering on a project designed to spur community discussions about racism this summer and beyond.

The Mirror Project is a chance for the Chautauqua Institution community to reflect on racism and to help shape CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch discussions that will be offered online during the 2020 assembly and into later months. Starting this summer, the Institution and the African American Heritage House will host moderated discussions about the themes, concerns, or debates that emerge from our posted reflections.

Please answer as many of the prompts below as you wish and we will post responses here. Your responses will directly influence the topics chosen for discussion on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch. And throughout the summer, we will add additional questions and prompts based on presentations from speakers, artists, chaplains and guests.

We ask that you avoid hateful language and that you respect the opinions of others, even if you do not share them. Chautauqua Institution may remove any response it feels violates these guidelines.

Additional prompts that emerge from our online platform, such as questions posed to speakers, will be posted throughout the summer and we hope that you will come back often to respond to new prompts so the conversation grows and evolves.

The Questions:

• Has your thinking about racism evolved since national protests and related media coverage began toward the end of May?

• Are you discussing racism in your family? If so, what are some of the learnings or insights you have had from those discussions? Is the conversation different among your friend group, colleagues or other cohort? If so, how?

• Confirmation bias is a form of bias where we interpret new evidence or information in a way that confirms our view on a topic. Do you think confirmation bias is at work in your thinking about race or racism? If so, how are you working to identify and prevent it?

Your Answers:
Respond using our form below or tag #chqmirror on Instagram, Twitter or in a post on our Facebook Page.


Here is a list of links to articles we've shared on Instagram in order of the date they were shared.


July 1, 2020: Week Two Classes and Youth Programs

June 29, 2020: 2020 Opera events

June 28, 2020: Sign up for weekly youth programs

June 28, 2020: Katharine Wilkinson at Chautauqua

June 28, 2020: What Is Ecofeminism? Understanding The Intersection Of Gender & The Environment

June 27, 2020: Chautauqua Assembly

June 26, 2020: Christine Todd Whitman to speak at Chautauqua

June 26, 2020: Christine Todd Whitman on CNN

June 26, 2020: Opening Three Taps

June 25, 2020: New Online Youth Programs

 June 24, 2020: Chautauqua Opera Virtual Sing-In - Part 1, 5p.m. on June 24

June 23, 2020: June 24 Authors Convening 

June 23, 2020: Chautauqua Assembly

June 23, 2020: Darren Walker: Corporate America Has Failed Black America

June 23, 2020: Darren Walker at Chautauqua, July 14, 2020

June 22, 2020: Imani Perry conversations with Krista Tippett at Chahtauqua Institution

June 21, 2020: Maurice Carlos Ruffin, CLSC Author, We Cast a Shadow

June 20, 2020:

June 19, 2020: 1619 Project

June 19, 2020: Nikole Hannah-Jones Examines Racism From ‘Slaveocracy’ to ‘Democracy’ | June 25, 2019 The Chautauquan Daily

June 19, 2020: Young Playerights Project

June 17, 2020: Pulitzer Winner David Blight to Expand on Frederick Douglass’ Life & Legacy | Chautauquan Daily 2019

June 17, 2020: One Week to Save Democracy | By David W. Blight

June 15, 2020: Prayers from Chautauqua's Interfaith FamilyNo. 15 • From the Jewish Tradition

June 14, 2020: Chaplain Ottis Moss II, God Provides Moral Compass, ‘Moral Imagination’ for Tough Times

June 14, 2020: Otis Moss III sermon archive

June 13, 2020 | Regenerative products just might save the planet – and the economy

June 12, 2020: Who is the ‘we’ in ‘We the People’? Cobb examines ‘fundamental divide’ of racism in defining identity

June 11, 2020: The Guardian | Quoting 2019 lecturer Eric Klinenberg: ‘Are you immune?’ The new class system that could shape the Covid-19 world

June 11, 2020: Sociologist Eric Klinenberg to Discuss Need for Shared and Community-Building Spaces | July 4, 2019, Chautauquan Daily

June 11, 2020: Eric Klinenberg Lauds Value of Libraries as Social Infrastructure | July 6, 2019, Chautauquan Daily

June 10, 2020: Director DuVernay discusses the politics of filmmaking | Chautauquan Daily, July 29, 2015

June 10, 2020: Sick of the ‘blue code of silence,’ director Ava DuVernay starts an initiative to spotlight police brutality

| Washington Post, June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020: Prayers from Chautauqua's Interfaith FamilyNo. 14 • From the Christian Tradition | Michael-Ray Mathews 

June 8, 2020: “Is America Possible?” | By By Dr. Corey D. B. Walker

June 7, 2020: Bryan Stevenson imparts Martin Luther King Jr.’s requirements for justice, peace

June 6, 2020: Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton | In interfaith lecture, Sutton suggests 4 steps for racial equality

June 5, 2020: Statement from President Michael E. Hill

June 5, 2020: Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation, Alternative Community

June 5, 2020: Racism is the temptation white people have yet to overcome | By Joan Chittister


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Whether a family is here or not, we will continue to charge for garbage removal and other services that maintain and ensure the security of the grounds.