BGSU Firelands to host virtual ‘Voices of Democracy’ series

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Topics range from identifying political fallacies to the truth of JFK's murder

BGSU Firelands will host the 2020 “Voices of Democracy” virtual series this fall to explore issues surrounding the 2020 presidential election, including the economy, politics, race and more.

The community enrichment series will feature virtual lectures and panel discussions that are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

“Voices of Democracy” will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 featuring “Better Arguments with Dr. John Corvino.” An accomplished author and professor of philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Corvino is an expert on rhetoric and dissecting political and cultural discourse. Corvino will present how to identify fallacies in the media and by politicians along with a framework for creating effective and productive arguments.

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The series will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, as BGSU Firelands will host a panel of local community leaders engaging in a conversation on immigration. In this presentation titled “America the Borderland: A Community Conversation on Immigration,” community leaders will provide a fact-based exploration of the current state of immigration in our community and at the state and national level. This conversation will reflect on our shared immigrant history and discuss the ways in which immigration continues to shape the experience of being an American.

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The series concludes at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 with “Truth is the Only Client: The Official Investigation into the Murder of John F. Kennedy,” featuring an in-depth conversation into the investigation of the JFK assassination, a pivotal event in the nation's history that has influenced the public's trust in government and the quest for the truth. The panel will include Judge C. Ellen Connally '67, a BGSU alumna and JFK scholar; Judge Burt Griffin, Warren Commission attorney; and Todd Kwait, the documentary’s filmmaker. A link to screen the documentary will be provided upon registration.

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