Dr. Julia Rose presents a free, virtual workshop investigating sensitive ways to engage students and visitors in learning difficult histories.
While many Americans can personally recall obstacles to just-voting privileges, some express indifference or opt not to learn the history. This can be an obstacle to understanding racism in America. Audiences can find recollections of violence, discrimination, and humiliation too hard to bear. These historical perspectives on American voters’ rights reveal stories that are part of the legacy of systemic racism today. In this workshop, participants will explore sensitive methods to help learners work through their angst or apathy towards making connections to difficult histories.
Each participant will receive a free copy of Dr. Rose’s book, “Interpreting Difficult History in Museums and Historic Sites” and a copy of “The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States” by Alexander Keyssar for the workshop discussions and exercises.
ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED, but you may still attend this important workshop by purchasing a ticket.
This public workshop is part of the first set of public programs of the Giving Voice Initiative. The Giving Voice Initiative is a public history approach to convene community partners to interpret and inspire social justice. Tickets are required and cost $5.
This event was funded with a Maryland Humanities Voices and Votes Electoral Engagement Project (VVEEP) Support Grant through the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.