...They are questions of concept, of language, of trajectory, of habitation, of occupation, and, although my engagement with them has been fiece, fitful, and constantly (I think) evolving, they remain in my thoughts as aesthetically and pollitically unresolved.”
― Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
Join us for CHQ 2019 Week Nine, August 17 - 25:
Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center
The intersection of race and culture creates a unique vibrancy to American democracy, often channeling and challenging the ugly effects of racism, bigotry and inequality, past and present. In this week, we examine the different ways that race and culture shape and enrich our society, and how being responsible consumers of culture, regardless of our different backgrounds and tastes, matters to who we are as citizens and as an American community. We open and close the week with renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who explores race and culture as a testing ground for the principles of American democracy.
Check out the related titles below as well as our collection of Week 9 Speaker books.