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McLean County Museum of History collaboration presents “A Community in Conversation”
Date & Time
1/28/20 - 4/28/20
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Description
Inspired by the Museum’s newest exhibit, Challenges, Choices, and Change: A Community in Conflict, the Museum in partnership with Not In Our Town (NIOT), Heartland Community College, the YWCA of McLean County, and other local organizations will present a dialogue-based program series, A Community in Conflict Conversation from January to April 2020. These monthly opportunities for community conversation will highlight the historic and modern significance of four questions featured in the exhibit—asking always, who has the power?

In an age of underemployment and ever-increasing wage disparity, who has the power to choose their work? With lasting barriers and lack of equitable access to educational opportunities for minority populations, who has the power to get an equal education? Women’s participation in politics (whether at the polls or in office) is at an all-time high—which begs the question, who has the power to be heard? Who has the power to define morality, as society’s understanding of sexual expression continues to evolve?

Each program will include a brief introduction to the relevant local stories featured in the new exhibit and small group discussion exploring the chosen theme. All ages are encouraged to participate in any or all of the planned discussions. Online registration is encouraged, but not required. Participants can register at:
www.ywcamclean.org/community conversations

Join us at the Museum in January and April, at Heartland Community College in February, and at the YWCA in March for these discourse-driven, free, public programs.

“A Community in Conversation” Full Programming Schedule January through April 2020
Who Has the Power to Choose Their Work? Tuesday, January 28 at 6:45 p.m. (Museum)
Who Has the Power to Get an Equal Education? Thursday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. (HCC)
Who Has the Power to be heard? Saturday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. (YWCA)
Who Has the Power to Define Morality? Tuesday, April 28 at 6:45 p.m. (Museum)

To learn more please visit www.mchistory.org, email education@mchistory.org or call 309-827-0428.

 

 

Location
McLean County Museum of History
200 N Main St
Bloomington, IL

Contact
(309) 827-0428