Course Title:Where Two Worlds Meet-Lac du Flambeau
Dates: Tuesdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to noon
Location: Mercer Library conference room, 2648 W Margaret St., Mercer
Maximum number of students: 15
This course is now filled and we will not be able to accept any more students.
Course fee: $30 with $5 discount if registration is received by March 6, 2018
Objectives: I hope that students will come to have a greater perception of and empathy for people of differing racial/cultural backgrounds with a view toward bringing about a better understanding and acceptance of others and differing ways of life.
Cultural exclusivity is nothing new, nor is it relegated to any particular geographical area, but when cultures meet the result is often confusing and disorienting. This class explores the divergent cultures of people living on “the border lines,” people who live in two worlds so to speak, on a daily basis. The class will focus on the community of Lac du Flambeau with its rich Ojibwe Indian history and traditions and “the other,” non-Indian people who have made Lac du Flambeau their home. Applications will be made and discussed as they relate to differing multicultural living circumstances as well; all with a view toward better understanding one another. Continue reading