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CHQ Watch Party: Revisiting Beverly Warren's 2018 Lecture

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
01:00pm EDT

Location Chautauqua Institution Facebook Page

For this week’s Chautauqua Lecture Series #CHQWatchParty, as we approach the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when members of the National Guard opened fire on a group of Kent State University students protesting the Vietnam War, we’re revisiting Beverly J. Warren's lecture “Kent State Beyond the Shootings: Journey of the Wounded Healer.” That lecture, from Aug. 15, 2018, was part of our week exploring “The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century"; it also marked the first time a Kent State president had spoken publicly about May 4, 1970, outside of Kent’s campus.

Warren served as president of Kent State University from 2014 until she stepped down last July. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, Warren spearheaded the university’s global exploration of the resulting lessons, learnings and remembrances in a journey toward becoming a vanguard of peaceful resolution and a champion of civil discourse. In addition to housing and sponsoring the May 4 Visitors Center on the Kent campus, the University annually commemorates the day when lives were forever altered when the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of demonstrators, killing four people and wounding nine.

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In this time of social distancing, we’re all looking for ways to be connected. To this end, we’re trying something new here at Chautauqua: CHQ Watch Parties, highlighting some of our favorite lectures from the past few years. Once a week, we’ll gather remotely on Facebook to revisit some of the best Chautauqua lectures and programs of the past few years, and to share our questions and comments with each other. We’ve always known how to have a conversation at Chautauqua, and now we’re bringing that conversation into your homes.

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