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http://www.belmont.edu/liberal-arts/humanities_symposium/

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30-9-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

30-9-2020 11:50 AM

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“We are one house…we all live in the same house.” While John Lewis’ command to young people to make “Good trouble” seems to resonate most with many right now, in his speeches for at least the past ten years good trouble is to be untaken in the cause of living together in the “the world house, the American house, an old house,” and that is the image that has resonated most strongly with me, in part because it also picks up on a Bible verse I have long valued: “We live in houses we did not build.” But what does it take to live together in one house? My father’s report on his month spent in Mississippi in 1967 working with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law points to the importance of the give and take of true dialogue as one place to start, a lesson that several works of science fiction also illustrate in ways that often take us from past, to present, to the future.

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Introduction and Moderation by Dr. Jayme Yeo

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Sep 30th, 11:00 AM Sep 30th, 11:50 AM

Learning to Live Together in the Same House: Reflections on My Father’s Time as a Volunteer Lawyer in Mississippi, Science Fiction and the Challenge of Achieving True Dialogue

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“We are one house…we all live in the same house.” While John Lewis’ command to young people to make “Good trouble” seems to resonate most with many right now, in his speeches for at least the past ten years good trouble is to be untaken in the cause of living together in the “the world house, the American house, an old house,” and that is the image that has resonated most strongly with me, in part because it also picks up on a Bible verse I have long valued: “We live in houses we did not build.” But what does it take to live together in one house? My father’s report on his month spent in Mississippi in 1967 working with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law points to the importance of the give and take of true dialogue as one place to start, a lesson that several works of science fiction also illustrate in ways that often take us from past, to present, to the future.

https://repository.belmont.edu/humanities_symposium/2020/2020/7