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From "I" to "We": The Role of the Citizen-Critic

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lillis Business Complex, Room 182
955 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, cultural critic, Columbia University professor, and author of Negroland: A Memoir.

“We The People” is an affirmation, but it’s a provocation too. It provokes each of us as individuals, as “I”s who cherish our particular identities, to think about how those identities can join forces in a community. And by” forces” I mean beliefs, achievements and dreams, but also uncertainties and conflicts: histories and traditions that often clash. “We The People” are a nation of communities and cultures struggling hard to make sense of one another. What kind of “we “ is worth dreaming of and working for?