Week Six :: August 1–8

Week Six Theme :: Rebuilding Public Education

In this week we take a comprehensive view of the cradle-to-college pipeline and look beyond the 2020 election to ask how we build more integrated and equitable public schools and best prepare our children for careers and as citizens in a rapidly changing world.

  • With a growing shortage of credentialed teachers, how do we recruit and keep the next generation of educators?
  • How do we navigate what has become one of the most contentious debates in education today and evaluate the impact of charter schools and vouchers in American communities?
  • What does the recent college admissions cheating scandal tell us about how parents, students and society-at-large view the purpose of secondary education?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Lessons in the School House

More than 55 years after the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling striking down school-sponsored prayer, Americans continue to resist representations of religion in public schools. The future of a thriving nation, however, resides in the integrity of its people and, therefore, in the content of what its children are taught. Public schools are crucial not only for fostering careers and livelihoods, and for learning unto itself, but also for shaping the most “good-of-the-whole” consciousness in our citizens. In this week we will look at the importance of teaching both religious cultural literacy (as opposed to religion) as well as ethical literacy in our public schools for the purpose of creating an ethically and culturally-informed citizenry.

  • Saturday, August 01, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company :: The Mother of Us All

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    For one performance only, Chautauqua’s Amphitheater will once again ring with the voice of Susan B. Anthony in Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s joyfully surrealist homage to one of the foremothers of our country and the suffrage movement in America. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 02, 2020 | 10:45am

    The Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan

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    Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan is the first female pastor to serve at the historic St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 03, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan

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    Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan is the first female pastor to serve at the historic St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 03, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Judy Beals

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    Judy Beals is the Associate Director of Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project (RLP).



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, August 03, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Alumni All-Star Ballet Gala

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    Curated by Sasha Janes, Artistic Advisor for Dance, the annual Alumni All-Star Ballet Gala serves as a celebration of the exceptional talent consistently produced by the Chautauqua School of Dance.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan

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    Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan is the first female pastor to serve at the historic St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 10:45am

    Zaretta Hammond

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    Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching, and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching for nearly two decades.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Benjamin P. Marcus

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    Benjamin P. Marcus is the religious literacy specialist with the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute, where he examines the intersection of education, religious literacy, and identity formation in the United States.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company Solo Show: No Child...

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    When actor Nilaja Sun lands a gig teaching theatre to teenagers in the Bronx she knows it won’t be easy, but her six-week journey into the heart of the public school system goes deeper than she anticipates.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan

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    Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan is the first female pastor to serve at the historic St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 10:45am

    Jeb Bush

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    Jeb Bush was the 43rd governor of the State of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the first Republican in the state’s history to be reelected.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Linda K. Wertheimer

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    Linda K. Wertheimer is the award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in An Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press, 2015)She was a full-time journalist, including serving as The Boston Globe’s education editor and covering education for The Dallas Morning News and The Orlando Sentinel, for nearly 25 years.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company Solo Show: No Child...

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    When actor Nilaja Sun lands a gig teaching theatre to teenagers in the Bronx she knows it won’t be easy, but her six-week journey into the heart of the public school system goes deeper than she anticipates.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Festival

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    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan

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    Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan is the first female pastor to serve at the historic St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 | 10:45am

    Carey M. Wright

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    Carey M. Wright has served as State Superintendent of Education for Mississippi since 2013. Under her leadership, Mississippi has initiated aggressive education reforms that have resulted in unprecedented academic success and rising student achievement.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company Solo Show: No Child...

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    When actor Nilaja Sun lands a gig teaching theatre to teenagers in the Bronx she knows it won’t be easy, but her six-week journey into the heart of the public school system goes deeper than she anticipates.



    Location: Bratton Theater