American Creed: Community Conversations’ being presented

Southwest Minnesota State University and the Marshall-Lyon County Library will host a series of events entitled “American Creed: Community Conversations.” The main topics include: 1. Who are the “we” in “We the People?” 2. What does being a “citizen” mean? and 3. What does it mean to be “American?” Community Conversations are nonpartisan, moderated discussions inviting community members to consider what American’s ideal and identity should be. These events are rescheduled from earlier dates, which were affected by winter weather.

• The first event on Tuesday, March 5 will be a film and discussion. The film, “American Creed,” is constructed around a seminar-style conversation co-led by the renowned historian David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and his Stanford University colleague, political scientist and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

• Tuesday, March 26 is the second conversation and is entitled “Farming and Agriculture.” It will be held at noon in Charter Hall 201, and at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall-Lyon County Library.

• The last discussion in the series is “Civic Engagement” on Tuesday, April 9 at noon in Charter Hall Room 201, and at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall-Lyon County Library.

The series is a collaboration of the Marshall-Lyon County Library; Southwest Minnesota State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Pioneer Public Television. For more information contact the SMSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 507-537-6169.

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