The Roots of Americana with Raffi Andonian
Our understandings of historical events, people, and symbols are always changing, and the debates about what qualifies as "accurate" history span generations.
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This is a 12-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.
Mondays Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 - 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM Central time.
How do we come to believe what we do about the past? The origin stories we share serve to validate our present beliefs, practices, and wishes. When looking back to the past from our present, how do we select what to remember? Our understandings of historical events, people, and symbols are always changing, and the debates about what qualifies as "accurate" history span generations. In this course, we will seek to look beyond each of our own opinions, and together as a group aim to learn more to pause and inquire so we may contribute constructively around us.
Raffi Andonian is a frequent guest on ABC-NBC-FOX-CBS TV stations nationwide and also produces and hosts his own streaming TV show that aims to challenge the present by inquiring about the past. He has authored three Amazon best-selling books, and he has a bachelor's and a master's degree in history and another master's degree in historic preservation. He has recently spoken at Oxford, Cambridge and NASDAQ, and he began his career leading programs at the Gettysburg battlefield, the Martin Luther King Jr. childhood home, and in Los Alamos where the atomic bomb was created.
Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.