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The Revs. Jesse Jackson, Joan Brown Campbell Join 2018 Chautauqua Lecture Lineup

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson to Moderate Amphitheater Conversation 

Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce that the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Joan Brown Campbell will appear in a conversation moderated by the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the Chautauqua Amphitheater, closing a week themed "The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century."

Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of the foremost civil rights, religious and political figures of our time. For nearly 50 years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for peace, civil rights, empowerment, gender equality, and economic and social justice the world over. Jackson campaigned for the U.S. presidency in 1984 and 1988.

Campbell, former director of religion at Chautauqua, is a devoted activist for peace and social justice, a commitment crafted during her life-changing work with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and deepened in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu referred to her as “a woman of courage and compassion.” 

Robinson, the retired Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, is vice president of religion and senior pastor at Chautauqua. He also serves as a senior fellow at both the Center for American Progress and Auburn Seminary.

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The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century
Aug. 11–18, 2018
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.

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