Northern Nevada’s rich diversity of culture and races will be the focus of the Churchill County Museum & Archive’s Autumn Lecture Series which begins on Sept. 17.
The six-week lecture series will continue each Tuesday night at the museum through Oct. 22. The lectures are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Sept. 24 lecture which will start at 6 p.m.
The schedule includes the following:
Sept. 24 — “Alice Smith: Civil Rights Pioneer” — Juanita Westbrook will give a Chautauqua presentation with the aid of funding from Nevada Humanities.
Oct. 1 — “Faith Communities Building Our Community” — Churchill County Museum Education Curator Peggy Viney will talk about how Churchill County has been built by people of many different faiths. This will be a discussion of those faith groups, their traditions, and their impact on the community through the actions of their followers.
Oct. 8 — “Latinos in Churchill County: Helping with Economic Recovery” — Cecilia Alonso will discuss the importance of the fast-growing Latino population and the importance of understanding the diversity on key social and economic issues impacting Northern Nevada. and how Latinos are shaping our community and contributing to our economic recovery.
Oct. 15 — “African-Americans in Nevada: Yesterday and Today” — George Hardaway will conduct a discussion that focuses on the recognition of the historical and cultural significances in the development of Northern Nevada and the impact African-Americans had on this development, especially in rural Nevada.
Oct. 22 — “Native Americans of Northern Nevada” — Sherry Rupert will focus on the different Tribes within Northern Nevada and their impact in the growth of Nevada. She will discuss some of the myths and stereotypes that pervasive within our society and which serve to hinder opportunities for Native Americans to advance.
Call Viney at 775-423-3677 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to sign up.