Week Two :: June 29–July 5

Uncommon Ground: Communities Working Toward Solutions

In an age of divisive posturing at the national level, are communities uniquely positioned to come together on the toughest issues, to find a way forward for the common good? We recognize the role of communities in effecting real change, and present a solutions-focused week of power and promise.

  • Each day, we highlight case studies of communities at work, finding sustainable solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
  • What conditions must exist for community stakeholders to engage one another, and who needs to be at the table? What’s possible when there isn’t a shared sense of community? Do differences need to be bridged in order for solutions to be found and sustained?

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Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Common Good Change Agents

At times when the world seems conflicted, humanity continues to find ways to be its best advocate toward its highest aspirations. In this week we welcome examples of change agents who are recognizing needs and responding in life-enhancing ways to actualize their hearts’ best intentions for the common good — and leading by powerful example.

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 12:00pm

    10th Annual Buffalo Day at Chautauqua

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    Theme: Imagine Communities Working Toward the Common Good: IMAGINE Greater Buffalo”
    Noon–8 p.m. |  FREE afternoon admission for residents of the Greater Buffalo region



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Judy Shepard in conversation with James Fallows

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    In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21 year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Matthew’s death moved many thousands of people around the world to attend vigils and rallies in his memory.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Teleporting Into History TR VR: Taking Community Perspectives and Understandings Into Another Dimension

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    Stanton H. Hudson Jr, executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site; Peter Schiffmacher, founder, iTours 369 VR and cofounder, Reality Capture Experts; introduction by Dennis Galucki, founder, Buffalo Day at Chautauqua.



    Location: Hall of Christ

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 03:30pm

    WorldPride/Stonewall 50th Panel

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    The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Chautauqua Institution Vice President of Religion and Senior Pastor, and the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, will lead and participate in an intergenerational panel discussion on the LGBTQ rights movement before, during and after Stonewall. Panelists in addition to Bishop Robinson include Judy Shepard and Sultan Shakir.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 05:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Young Playwrights Project

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m.Don’t miss CTC’s public family offering of plays for youth, by youth! CTC actors will perform winning plays from surrounding elementary school young playwrights.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: The Christians

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    Pastor Paul has grown his church from a storefront to a mega-complex, but nothing prepared him or his congregation for the biggest change of all: a change of heart.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Young Playwrights Project

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m.Don’t miss CTC’s public family offering of plays for youth, by youth! CTC actors will perform winning plays from surrounding elementary school young playwrights.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 07:00pm

    Jean Shin, VACI Lecture Series

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    Location: Hultquist Center

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1"

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    Into the Music No. 1 | Rossen Milanov, conductorAlexander Gavrylyuk, piano | Repertoire: Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 1



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 | 10:00am

    Masterclass with Steven Osgood

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    Students from the School of Music Voice Program will work with Maestro Steven Osgood, General & Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Opera Company.



    Location: Fletcher Hall

     

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 | 10:45am

    Risa Goluboff

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    Risa Goluboff is the 12th, and the first female, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a nationally renowned legal historian whose scholarship and teaching focuses on American constitutional and civil rights law...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Emily and Stuart Siegel in conversation with James Fallows

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    Emily and Stuart Siegel are the directors of the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center - the world's best (only?) not-for-profit inn, event venue, and community gathering space in a historic borderlands elementary school. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 | 03:30pm

    David Blight, CLSC Author, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

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    As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. By the Civil War and during Reconstruction, Douglass became the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy