Thirty years ago, China’s human rights issues were showcased to the world by the bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square. Join Active Minds as we look at how modern China’s economic growth has often come at the expense of human rights. We will highlight the ways in which the Chinese has repressed political dissent, as well as ways in which ethnic minorities have been negatively impacted.
Venezuela is in an economic and political crisis. Food shortages, rolling electricity blackouts and a crumbling healthcare system have triggered an exodus of millions out of the country and led political opponents, led by Venezuelan Parliament leader Juan Guaido, to seek the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Join Active Minds as we explore how this once promising economy and evolving democracy has wound up in shambles.
In the early 20th century, American folk music was being influenced by a number of factors. Among them were music collectors and record companies, both of whom shaped the music in important, lasting ways. Join Active Minds as we explore this dynamic and learn about the commercialization of folk music and how this relates to the roots of country music.
A Charlie Waldo Novel, a Mystery Book Talk & Signing
A Portrait of a Mother's Love, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Thrilling Sequel to City of Ghosts, a Middle Grade Book Talk & Signing
How to Succeed in Business Without Sacrificing Your Family, Health, or Life, a Business Book Talk & Signing