Convocations Calendar

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for a one-hour lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of fields. The goal of the convocations program is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

Jan 12

Convocation: James Loewen '64

"History I Never Learned at Carleton - And Why It Matters." Award-winning author and researcher James Loewen '64 shows how the most commonly used history textbooks omit important events, distort others, and bore everyone.

10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Convocation: James Loewen '64

"History I Never Learned at Carleton - And Why It Matters." Award-winning author and researcher James Loewen '64 shows how the most commonly used history textbooks omit important events, distort others, and bore everyone. His most recent book "Sundown Towns" explores how African-Americans and other minorities were excluded from thousands of towns across the country. "Lies Across America" shows how monuments, museums and other historical landmarks have actually confused the facts about America's history.

Sponsored by College Relations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Relations, x4308