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Maine at 200: How Should Life Be?

July 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Pittsfield Public Library, along with writer and retired professor Elizabeth Cooke, for three rich discussions grounded in readings that foreground the opportunities and challenges of life in Maine. What better time than now – the summer of Maine’s bicentennial year – to grapple with big questions, like who are we? where are we? how did we get here? and where might we be going?

Themes we’ll explore include Many Maines, Wabanaki Voices, and Race & Ethnicity. Readings will invite participants to discuss and reflect on key issues and important but lesser known chapters in the history of Maine, addressing issues of power, inequality, childhood and aging, health and resilience, home, work, and loss.

All of the readings and videos are downloadable and the discussions will be via Zoom. Please contact the library for more information on how to access the readings and join the discussions.

This program is part of the Maine Humanities Council‘s Discussion Project, a flexible opportunity for Maine communities to host text-based discussions that meet their own needs, whether working independently or as part of an organization.


July 9, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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