What does it mean to be an American? Philosophers, writers, statesman, artists and others have wrestled with that question over time. Now you can share your thoughts on the subject during Chesapeake Forum’s “What is an American? A Personal Inquiry,” led by Charles Yonkers, J.D., Ph.D., starting May 9th.
The intention of the class is to reflect on the difficulties and complexities imposed by the question, “what is an American?”, without trying to get to an answer. Bring an open mind and a willingness to ask questions. The first reading will be “What is an American” from Hector D Crevecouer’s 1782 book, “Letters from an American Farmer”. The second session uses Mark Twain as mid-point in the development of the American Nation and culture. The third session draws from a reading list of contemporary writings.
Charles Edward Yonkers is a former Peace Corps County Director, lawyer (Harvard, J.D., Yale, B. A.) and adjunct professor in Georgetown’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program (M.A.L.S.). His thesis was on “The Creative of a Sense of Place: History, Culture, and Henderson, KY”. He has taught courses on A Sense of Place since 2011. His current place is Pot Pie Farm in Wittman., MD
What is an American? A Personal Inquiry is three (3), Wednesday, May 9th, 16th and 23rd from 10 – 11:30 a.m., in-person at the Easton Family YMCA, ZOOM or recording. $40. To register, visit https://chesapeakeforum.org.
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