Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns’ "The War"explores the most intimate human dimensions of World War II. This worldwide catastrophetouched the lives of every family in America. In this presentation, Burns talks about the film and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. Presented in collaboration with the Vermont Humanities Council’s "First Wednesdays" Lecture Series.
Spanglish – the intercourse of Spanish and English – is used daily by millions of Americans. This emergence of Spanglish as a form of communication is one of the more influential markers of an America gone Latino. In a Vermont Humanities Council "First Wednesdays" Lecture, Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans explores the Spanglish and its political clout.