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Tue 26

*DIGITAL* Why Does the Electoral College Matter?

January 26
7:00 pm
When the national vote and the electoral vote reach different conclusions, as happened in 2016, voters on the losing side cry foul. Why do we have an electoral college in the first place? Read More »
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Thu 28

*DIGITAL* Qualities of “Mercy?” Discussion

January 28
7:00 pm
Join Peter Gould, founder of the “Get Thee to the Funnery” Shakespeare camp, campers Gouri Bhuyan and Audrey Grant, and longtime Funnery participant and Literacy Programs Officer Jonny Flood for a roundtable discussion about their “Qualities of ‘Mercy?’” film. Read More »
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Tue 02

*DIGITAL* Why Does Robust Dialogue Matter?

February 2
7:00 pm
Due to the pandemic, many cities and towns are forgoing Town Meeting in favor of voting by Australian ballot. What do we lose when we can’t deliberate? Read More »
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Wed 03

*DIGITAL* Female Husbands and Their Wives

February 3
7:00 pm
Some people, assigned female at birth, transcended gender and lived as men in the 18th and 19th centuries, despite tremendous risk of violence. Amherst history professor Jen Manion provides examples of such people and the women they married. (Registration required.) Read More »
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