Conversations: Truth, Myth & Democracy – A Discussion w/ Dr. Anthea Butler & Dr. Daniel Barrett
January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mark Twain Library and the Redding League of Women Voters are proud to present the fourth installment of our series “Conversations: Truth, Myth & Democracy.” In this program, Dr. Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be in conversation with Psychology Professor Dr. Daniel Barrett of Western Connecticut State University. In her recently published book, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America, Dr. Butler outlined how inherent racism has been constant in white evangelical religion throughout America’s history. We held a program in December to discuss the book and now are proud to be able to offer this virtual conversation with Dr. Butler herself to further examine what the noted historian and theologian has discovered from her research.
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 different ideas about what it should look like. The focus is on addressing the difficult issues of truth telling and myth busting 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, Newtown’s C.H. Booth Library, Ridgefield Library, Weston Public Library, The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, The League of Women Voters of Weston, and the League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County.