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Center for Ethics & Leadership Fusion Discussion: Who is an American?

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St. Edward's University

3001 South Congress Avenue

Fleck Hall, Room 305

Austin, TX 78704

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The Center for Ethics and Leadership invites current students, faculty, staff, alumni, guests and friends to a lunchtime discussion of Who is an American? Recommended reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/who-are-we.html?ref=opinion&_r=1.

As recent as the 1960s, liberalism and conservatism identified with the same national narrative--a nation of immigrants drawn to Ellis Island, a nation of minorities claiming rights long denied, and a universal nation destined to defend liberty abroad.

For a variety of reasons--a rise in white supremacism, a new and diverse wave of immigration, the pull of a more globalist ethos, and waning of institutional religion--the narrative stopped making sense.

What does being an American mean today? Are we one of many Americans who still believe that the old narrative represents real history. Or, are we amongst those embracing the emerging left-wing narrative that stands in judgment of the racist, misogynist, and robber baron past?

The focus of the discussion will be the question of whether a unifying narrative is possible.

Lunch (with vegetarian options) will be provided with a RSVP. Seats go fast! Please register early.

You can find driving directions, campus map, and visitor parking info at https://www.stedwards.edu/contact-us/main-campus-united-states.


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