Beyond the Dream Summer Lecture Series

This summer, the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library will host a series of talks on the topic of race relations and racial justice called Beyond the Dream: Falmouth Talks Race. Their first talk will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7-8pm in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room. The summer series will include lectures as well as open discussion facilitated by experts in the field.

The first in the series will be Jill Gordon, Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Colby College, who will present “African-Americans and the Economy: Historical Influences and Present Realities”.  Ms. Gordon will begin with an exploration of slavery as a system of production that fueled early wealth and the industrial revolution, touching on banking practices, social mobility, violence, and the Civil Rights era and continuing to the present day issues of environmental racism, drug policy, and mass incarceration, all seen through the lens of the economy.

The Beyond the Dream: Falmouth Talks Race series is a program coordinated by the Falmouth Public Library’s Board of Trustees. More information about their upcoming talks, including the next talk on Friday, August 12, will be released soon.

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