When an event occurs or a fact is uncovered, information travels from the source to the public to the individual. That information is filtered through governments, journalists, teachers, and others before it reaches you. Even then, your brain filters that information without you even being aware of it.
Join Dr. Joan DelFattore, professor emerita at the University of Delaware and author of three books on controversial speech published by Yale University Press, for a short lecture followed by an interactive discussion of the vulnerabilities in normal human thinking that leave even the most intelligent of us open to being deceived. How, for instance, can two people look at the same evidence and draw opposite conclusions? Why is it so hard to change beliefs once they’ve taken root? Why can’t the law do more to hinder the spread of false information? This program offers an opportunity to become a more savvy critic of news, social media, and advertising.
Registration required. Free event and complimentary snacks. Beverages available for purchase.
This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative. We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.
Join Delaware Humanities and the Department of Health and Social Services Library for Literature and Medicine. Based on the award-winning program started by Maine Humanities, Literature and Medicine is a group that meets once a month for 90 minutes to discuss a piece of literature related to medicine. No knowledge of medicine required, just an enjoyment of reading and thought-provoking discussions!
Enrollment is for all six (6) sessions. Single session enrollment is not allowed. The sessions take place on Wednesdays from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. The class dates are as follows:
Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, June 12
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 21
Wednesday, September 18
The enrollment fee ($35) includes the six 90 minute discussion led by a trained faciliator, a curated set of readings for the discussions (usually excerpts from fiction and non-fiction works), a light snack, two books, and a tote bag.
An information session will be held on March 20 at noon. Here you can learn more about the program and register if space is still available.
FROM THE JUDGE
WITH TRUDI C. VAN DYKE
Saturday, June 15 2:00 pm
Join Trudi C. Van Dyke, judge of the Rehoboth Art League’s 46th Annual Member’s Fine Craft Exhibition, as she gives an overview of this large exhibition and discusses her award-winning choices. Artists are invited to have open or private feedback of their works. Exhibition page
Trudi C. Van Dyke received a B.A. degree from Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.V., and a M.S. degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. She is a national fine arts and crafts juror who specializes in contemporary fine craft, and has been the awards judge for dozens of major craft exhibitions throughout the United States.
Saturday, June 22nd
A continuation of the Gallery Talks series, with artists Heidi Lowe and G.W. Thompson, who are featured in the 46th Annual Members’ Fine Craft Exhibition Amend, and Vicissitudes, respectively.