The Meanings of America with Dr. Greg Salyer - TUESDAY LECTURE/THURSDAY FILM

The Meanings of America with Dr. Greg Salyer -  TUESDAY LECTURE/THURSDAY FILM

GUSTAVO TURNER The University of Philosophical Research

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Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through June 29 2017
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University of Philosophical Research
3910 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90027
323-663-2167
The meaning of America has been articulated since its beginning in the Latin phrase e pluribus unum, out of many, one. The many, of course, are immigrants. The one is harder to imagine and realize. This three-word myth assumes an America that is open and secure, diverse and unified, and constantly changing and fundamentally stable. A symbol that is usually associated with this myth is the melting pot, which appears instructive on the surface until we begin to ask questions of it. Who is doing the melting, and what is the result? What is lost and what is gained in the melting? Is it language, culture, identity? Such questions are more pressing than ever as the myth of the immigrant nation undergoes unique challenges and revisions. THURSDAY FILM SCREENINGS: Smoke Signals; The Crucible; The Immigrant; Dead Man; American Beauty; There Will be Blood; Being There; Birth of a Nation (2016); Forrest Gump; Blade Runner.
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