January 22, 2022

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Through Education Matters

Wintertime Speaker Series returns pretty much

The hustle and bustle of the holiday period looks a little bit quieter this yr as we reimagine our celebrations in gentle of the pandemic. But one attempted-and-legitimate custom will manifest by itself all over again this year, the Museum’s 93rd Wintertime Speaker Sequence, a staple of Newport’s winter season happenings. Each and every yr the Wintertime Speaker Collection Committee and Museum employees curate this historic lecture collection to reflect a wide array of current topics, concepts, and voices to teach, illuminate, and inspire. This calendar year the Winter Speaker Sequence will be shipped live almost by using Zoom, creating it the most obtainable Wintertime Speaker Series at any time. The 6 thought-provoking lectures will consider location on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., Jan. 23 – Feb. 27, 2021. New this 12 months, publications authored by a lot of of our 2021 Wintertime Speaker Sequence presenters, or immediately relevant to the lectures, are offered for obtain from the Museum’s web site (tax, shipping and delivery and author-signed bookplates integrated). You do not have to be a Wintertime Speaker Sequence lecture participant to order a guide.

In retaining with the past ten years, the lecture series kicks off on Jan. 23 with renowned speaker and Director of Governance Scientific tests at the Brookings Establishment, Darrell West. West will share his insights into the problems facing the incoming Biden/Harris administration, which includes handling the pandemic, responding to social unrest, and remedying broadly felt economic hardships, all at a time when the state remains so sharply divided. West’s 2019 reserve Divided Politics, Divided Country, which examines the United States’ recent partisan hyper-conflict and the need to bridge the divide in buy to address the country’s urgent policy issues and secure our democracy, is readily available for acquire online.