•In our first get-together (May 20), we talked about the worst pandemic in modern history— the Spanish flu — and what it had to do with the First World War. And we’ll also look at what lessons we can take from the Spanish flu pandemic today.
•In our second talk (May 27), we will discuss the history of slavery in the United States and the stories of five people who were enslaved by four U.S. presidents.
•This is an election year. So our third session (June 3) will be about how we elect a president. Come to mention it, why do we even have one?
Each of these sessions will be a conversation— not a lecture. There won’t be any quick quizzes, tests, or papers to turn in. All you need to bring is your curiosity and your questions.
If you are a student from the middle or high school grades, I hope to see you there. Teachers and parents are welcome to join in as well as we talk about what we should learn from the past.
Space is limited. But we want you to be there. History matters. Now more than ever. When you have questions, ask!