Event Details

  • September 17, 2020
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Free


  • https://zoom.us/j/960820100
  • UW Campus
  • Laramie, WY 82070

Event Description

Please join the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research this Thursday at 5:30, Rocky Mountain time, for our “Think and Drink” series, which are informal conversations by our faculty and other invited speakers on a range of topics.

This week's topic will be "Rebuilding the American Dream," and our panelist will be American journalist, author, and New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof.

We are in the midst of a global pandemic, of an awakening global awareness of racism and other “isms” of oppression (religious, gender, sexual orientation). Each of these alone is alarming and deserving of societal attention and change. Yet there is another pandemic in this country that has been mostly below the radar. Devastating unto itself, it also feeds the traumas of the issues mentioned above. Published in 2020, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, coauthored by Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, will form the basis for a Think & Drink conversation that promises to encompass many dimensions of current affairs.

The panel will be moderated by Ken Gerow. Please join us!

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