Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Event – “Americana: A 400-year History of American Capitalism”
Bhu Srinivasan tells a thrilling alternative history of America through the prism of one of the nation’s most dearly held values – capitalism. From the days of the Mayflower, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, and try and better themselves. Bhu Srinivasan, an accomplished media entrepreneur, takes a sweeping look at America through the inventions and industries that drove American history forward – telegraphs, and televisions, airplanes and iPhones, radios and railroads, steel and silicon Valley. Entertaining and eye-opening, Americana is a bold new look at American history.
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
“Rick Steves’ Luther & The Reformation”
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Reformation, which ultimately split western European Christianity in two: Catholic and Protestant. In this one-hour public television special — filmed on location in Germany and Rome — Rick Steves traces the dramatic events of this grassroots movement that changed the course of history. Join Pastor Tim Wolbrecht in reflection and discussion of this presentation.
Monday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.
American Guild of Organist Event – Featuring ULC Organist Logan Hamilton
Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Event – “Alt America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump”
With a reported increase of racially motivated hate crimes and following the harrowing events of Charlottesville, VA, many of us are struggling to understand the rise of xenophobic extremists and white supremacists in our country. How have these groups evolved, and what factors have helped their ideals gain traction? Seattle-based investigative reporter David Neiwert brings two decades of research to help us understand the mindsets that shape American extremism.
Neiwert lends insight into the momentum that has been gathering behind these belief structures since the 1990’s, citing the influence of powerful right-wing media and growth of radical conservative activist groups. He charts the evolution of the mysterious “alt-right”—from a post-9/11 profusion of fresh conspiracy theorists to the virulent rebuke against the first black president by militant racists, up to a present-day examination of connections between Donald Trump and figures on the far right. Sobering and urgent, Neiwert’s expertise promises to provide crucial perspective about one of the most disturbing pieces of American society.
David Neiwert is a journalist and author and an acknowledged expert in American right-wing extremism. He has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Newsroom, and The Rachel Maddow Show and is the Managing Editor of the popular political blog Crooks and Liars.
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11:00am - Education Hour
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