Voices of Culture
“Why Indigenous Africa was a Free Market”
with Duo Chinoiserie
Thursday, April 7, 2:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free
The Voices of Culture is a non-partisan, broad-based academic forum that values diversity of thought and background, openness and insight, and depth of understanding. It sees itself as the agora of American life and discourse, sponsoring lecture series, colloquia, performances, and interdisciplinary collaborations in order to countenance good will and engender unifying ideas of togetherness.
As an open-ended vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue, the Voices of Culture explores concepts and ideas that include, but are not limited to:
Freedom and Equality • Individualism and Identity • Equity and Dignity • Toleration • Art and Creativity Ennoblement and Transcendence • Law and Justice • Citizenship and Civic Virtue • Institutional Reform Compassion and Kindness • Poverty and the Human Soul • Economics • Science and Civilization
The Voices of Culture seeks to champion the importance of human life, its desire for happiness, its place in a global culture, and its significance to each individual in the world. The events it sponsors help promote the variety of thought necessary to uncover and amplify the universal characteristics at the core of what make us unique individuals in an interconnected world. Here, social, economic, philosophical, scientific, artistic, and political ideas and histories from across the spectrum of left, right, and center sit side by side in good faith and open-hearted earnestness in order to bring together the widest possible platform for cultural discourse. The forum’s name reflects this concern for the breadth and depth of societal well-being:
Voices: The liberation of thoughts, feelings, and ideas from an individual’s heart and mind into the world forum
of: The connecting force of inclusion: to be of a kind or of a group, etc.
Culture: The system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts of a society (Bates & Plog, 1990)