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Date: October 31, 2003 (03-87)
Contacts: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970
Conversations Scholar Series Examines Political Rhetoric
The Montgomery College Community Conversations learning community is hosting a visiting scholar series at the Takoma Park Campus on the theme “The Civic Conversation Since 9/11.” Free and open to the public, the series examines political language and its effect in shaping the perceptions of citizens.
Each presentation will look at current political rhetoric that drives our thinking about war and peace and shapes our beliefs about the rightness or necessity of actions. The series will also look at the historical use of the words and images that move us today.
The speakers for November and December are:
Each of the sessions will focus on a particular powerful use of language found in recent political rhetoric. There are readings for each session. For a complete list of the readings, copies, and information, contact Marcia Bronstein, English Professor, at 240-567-1369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Conversations is a Montgomery College Critical Literacy Project. This series was made possible with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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