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Holiday as History: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Lecturer, Professor, Alfred Hunt
Tuesday, December 15th
10:30 am - 12 noon

via Zoom Christmas is America’s most widely-celebrated holiday, even affecting non-Christians in our diverse culture; however, its rites, symbols and sentiments hold almost universal appeal regardless of one’s persuasion.  Through the “invention of tradition,” this increasingly secular holiday has helped to define and reflect its character and our own. We will consider what changes has […]

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Food For Thought?

Professor, Alfred Hunt
Tuesdays, January 12 - March 2nd.
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Via Zoom Throughout history humans have struggled for their daily bread—food being essential to life.  While the need for staples is essential, the desire for luxuries like sugar, tea, coffee and spice has been the root cause of wars, imperialism, colonialism and slavery.  Our attitudes toward health, body image and fad diets have also affected […]

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