Kiese Laymon, author of the award-winning memoir ‘Heavy’ and the “experimental” novel ‘Long Division,’ spoke as part of the Lowell Humanities Series on Wednesday.
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, connected the fight against climate change to human rights in her Wednesday Lowell Series lecture.
Willie Jennings, a theologian and professor at Yale Divinity School, believes that mistakes made in interpreting God’s word is the root of many social rifts, such as poor race relations and border debates.
“This is American exceptionalism in the 21st century,” Andersen said. “Our drift toward … doing our own thing, and having an altogether uncertain grip on reality has overwhelmed our other exceptional national traits and turned us into a less-developed country as well.”
“Female sexuality exists within itself, and it can have its own purposes that are not there for male satisfaction,” McBride said.
Exploring the revered works and life of mystic John of the Cross, finding that prose is one medium through which one may established a more resilient relation to the divine.
Joseph blended spoken word, video, poetry, and discussion in his talk on Wednesday night.
Michael Roth, the president of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. spoke on the importance of a liberal education Thursday.
“Suburbia is going to fail,” James Howard Kunstler, author and journalist, said at the Lowell Humanities Series Wednesday night. “There are three destinies: ruins, salvage, and slums.”