The Southwest Harbor Public Library has an event tomorrow that may be
timely for those wrestling with recent Supreme Court decisions.
Join us on Tuesday, June 28 *at 5:30* for an event with R. Marie Griffiths,
author of *Making the World Over: Confronting Racism, Misogyny, and
Xenophobia in U.S. History *(UVA Press). This event will be in-person,
masks required, at the library as well as online.
Political polarization and unrest are not exclusive to our era, but in the
twenty-first century, we are living with seemingly unresolvable
disagreements that threaten to tear our country apart. Discrimination,
racism, tyranny, religious fundamentalism, political schisms, misogyny,
"fake news," border walls, the #MeToo moment, foreign intervention in our
electoral process—these cultural and social rifts charge our world, and we
have failed to find a path toward agreement or unity.
*Making the World Over* is Marie Griffith’s thoughtful response to an
imperiled nation that has forgotten how to listen and debate productively,
at a time when it needs vigorous discourse more than ever. Griffith
performs the urgent work of examining the histories behind the issues at
the root of our country’s conflicts both past and present, from race and
immigration to misogyny and reproductive rights. This is more than a study
of the issues; it is an attempt to shed real light on how to encourage
constructive dialogue and move society forward.
R.Marie Griffith is John C. Danforth Professor in the Humanities and
Director of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington
University in St. Louis and author of Moral Combat: How Sex Divided
American Christians and Fractured American Politics. To join us via Zoom,
please register at: *https://swhplibrary.libcal.com/event/9239964
Email [log in to unmask] or call (207) 244-7065 for questions.
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