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Luther College announces "Texts and Issues Lecture Series" speakers

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A Luther College tradition continues this year with the return of "Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series." Since 1983, Luther faculty have presented research from a variety of disciplines, centered on a common theme. This year the focus is on "Resistance and Resilience."
            Each year the Paideia Governing Board selects four to five presentation proposals that provide a range of perspectives from the liberal arts.  
"In contemplating responses to oppression, this year's widely varying topics offer us inspiring models of individual courage and creativity, and collective strength," said Kathy Reed, Paideia program director.
            All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall with receptions to follow in Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the Paideia Endowment, these events are always open to the public with no charge for admission.
           Here are the lectures for the 2019-20 academic year. For more information, visit the Luther events calendar at

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Luther College - Center for Faith and Life
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

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- Kelly Sharp, assistant professor of Africana studies and history, presents “African Roots in Southern Fields: What the Slaves Ate” 
            Sharp shares her research on food, race and labor in early 19-century lowcountry, the coastal region of South Carolina and Georgia. Sharp reveals the ways enslaved people used the everyday act of eating to forge and promote an alternative framework of cultural expression under the severe conditions of their bondage.