april, 2021

"Conversations: Truth, Myth and Democracy"

01apr7:30 pm9:00 pm"Conversations: Truth, Myth and Democracy"

Event Details

The Mark Twain Library, with support from Ridgefield LWV and Ridgefield Library, is hosting a webinar called “Conversations: Truth, Myth and Democracy” on April 1, 2021 from 7:30-9:00pm.

“Conversations: Truth, Myth & Democracy” with Dr. Ty Seidule of Hamilton College and Dr. Charles Dew of Williams College, moderated by Western Connecticut State University’s Dr. Daniel Barrett.

This virtual discussion is between two Civil War historians who grew up in the South and whose research took them both to some very personal revelations about their own beliefs. Those revelations are the subject of their books and of our conversation. The Conversations series is a grassroots effort that continues to examine the underlying meaning of our democracy and how democracy matters even when we have very different ideas about what it should look like.

This particular program is the second in a series that focuses on addressing the difficult issues of truth telling and myth busting within our democracy by bringing much-needed community conversations to help promote education, informed dialogue and civil discourse. The series is brought to you in association with Easton Public Library, Weston Public Library, Friends of the Weston Public Library, Newtown’s C.H. Booth Library, Ridgefield Library, The League of Women Voters of Weston, The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield and The League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County.

You can purchase either memoir at our two local bookstores: Byrd’s Books in Bethel and Books on the Common in Ridgefield.  If you would like a signed bookplate inside the cover of Robert E Lee and Me, contact each store directly via phone or email.

Registration is required for this free virtual program.  Registered participants will receive a Zoom invitation on the day of the program. If you include your cell phone number on the registration form, you will receive one text reminder, with Zoom link, 15-30 minutes before the program begins.  Webinar waiting room opens at 7:00 pm and program begins at 7:30 pm

Click here for details and to register.


(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Ridgefield Library

Phone: (203) 438-2282 472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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