Neighbors and Strangers, with John Gurda
Presented By James Watrous Gallery

Neighbors and Strangers, with John Gurda

Tue, Sep 19

Wisconsin Studio: Free

Notices:

All Ages

Free and open to the public with advance online registration.

Add to Calendar 09/19/2017 07:00 PM 09/19/2017 8:30 PM America/Chicago Neighbors and Strangers, with John Gurda In the first talk of the Wisconsin Academy’s The American Dream in Wisconsin series, historian John Gurda explores how in Milwaukee, as in other American cities,differences became divisions—and how we can work to reconcile the promise of diversity with its abundant challenges. Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts info@overturecenter.org false MM/DD/YYYY


A bewildering variety of ethnic communities have played a formative role in the making of Milwaukee, but harmony has not been the dominant theme in their complex coexistence. A pecking order developed early and changed regularly in Milwaukee, usually in response to the arrival of newer groups.

In the first talk of the Wisconsin Academy’s The American Dream in Wisconsin series, historian John Gurda explores how in Milwaukee, as in other American cities,differences became divisions—and how we can work to reconcile the promise of diversity with its abundant challenges.