Lunch & Learn

You are invited to “brown bag it” for the Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn series. Bring your lunch and enjoy an entertaining and educational program on the third Tuesday of each month.

All programs are free and everyone is welcome!
Please note that the Lunch & Learn program has moved to the third Tuesday of each month.


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Tuesday, June 17, 12 – 1 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Loving Story (Loving v. Virginia), with Dr. Geoffrey Weiss
Dr. Geoffrey Weiss of Hanover College will show clips from the film The Loving Story, which tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a mixed race couple who were arrested in 1958 for violating the state of Virginia’s miscegenation laws which prohibited interracial marriage. On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.

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Tuesday, July 15, 12 – 1 pm
Lunch & Learn: Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre, One-Act Plays
The Rivers Institute at Hanover College presents a touring program of one-act plays written, directed, and performed by Hanover students! Mystery writer Rex Stout appears in “Rex Stout Rings Again” and solves a case where he is the accused. Two other plays feature Sidney D. Crosier, the impressionist painter from Corydon, and Marilyn Miller, a Broadway and film star from Evansville who died tragically young. The Carnegie Center presented the exhibit Sidney D. Crosier: Hoosier Art Pioneer in 2008.

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Tuesday, August 19, 12 – 1 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Abolitionists, with Dr. Geoffrey Weiss
Dr. Geoffrey Weiss of Hanover College will show clips from the film The Abolitionists and discuss the power of slave narrative in furthering the Abolitionist cause. A description of the film reads, “A small group of reformers in the 1830s began fighting for the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States.”

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