Books & Bridges: Featuring Jared Hickman

Aug 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

Jared Hickman, English professor at Johns Hopkins University, will present on the myth-making of race, religion and slavery from his book “Black Prometheus.” He shows how the ancient story of this titan, who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humanity, was a powerful narrative for resisting white supremacy in the age of Atlantic revolution and slavery. This critique compels a rethinking of Eurocentric assumptions about freedom and enlightenment in the modern world.

Tuesday August 1, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Weller Book Works in Trolley Square. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterward.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges -- a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

This event is made possible with support from Books & Bridges, Weller Book Works, and Utah Humanities.

Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
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Event Contact:

Nathan Nielson
(801) 403-9631