UMF Roundtable Series to discuss 'Statues, Memorials and Memory'

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FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will conduct a UMF Roundtable discussion of the issues that arise around “Statues, Memorials and Memory.”

The free dialogue will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Room 101, UMF Roberts Learning Center.

Recently, the United States has been reckoning with its past, occasionally at a full-throated yell. The debate over the removal of the Confederate statues in Charlottesville and other cities has brought to the forefront difficult questions about what to memorialize and why.

The event is sponsored by the UMF Division of Social Sciences and Business and the International and Global Studies Program. Scheduled UMF faculty participants include Linda Beck, Linda Britt, Allison Hepler, Luke Kellett, Sarah Maline, Jean Oplinger, Jesse Potts, Michael Schoeppner and Anne Marie Wolf.

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The UMF Roundtable Series meets monthly to discuss issues of importance to the community.

FMI or to propose an idea for a future discussion: Nicole Kellett, director of global studies, nicole.kellett@maine.edu, or Chris O’Brien, chair of the UMF Division of Social Sciences and Business, christopher.obrien@maine.edu.

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