Wednesday, May 19, 2010

American Studies Day

See James Fallows, editor of The Atlantic Monthly speak at the Cornog Auditorium at 6 pm as a preview to New Trier's 2nd Annual American Studies Day. The Cornog is located at 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093.

This year's theme is "Media & Democracy", based on Fallows' book, Breaking The News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy.

We have an exciting line-up with many opportunities for participation. Our keynote speaker will be Maria Finitzo, an award-winning filmmaker producing and directing documentary films for network television, public broadcasting, cable TV and the Internet. We are also privileged to feature two outstanding slam poets, Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin, performing at around 1:00 pm at the Northfield campus. Finally, we will feature student- and teacher-led panels, presentations, and discussions. Please stick to your individually-assigned schedule for the day because some of the sessions are very tightly packed.

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